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Dr. Dvorak

Dr. Jim Dvorak is Vice President Academic and Professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

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I think the Astra knows I like to work on cars

It never fails to give me more to do. UPDATE (Feb 24, 2024): But wait! There's more!

'08 Saturn Astra Sway Bar Link Replacement

As noted in a previous video, the Astra needed new sway bar links. In this video, I install new ones (actually, I just show the installation of the right/passenger side link; I did the left/driver's side off camera). I hope this video is entertain...

Making a gift (part 1)

It was too cold outside today to work on my car, so I got started making a gift.

Plastic lid organizer

When one gets tired of plastic lid chaos, one makes a simple lid organizer. Had to do a little rearranging, but this fits into the cabinet.

Stripped out!

The screws were loose on one of our kitchen cabinet doors. Turns out they were stripped out! How did I repair them? With toothpicks, of course!

Cerakote Headlight Restoration Kit

The headlights on Sydney's car were super oxidized, yellowed, and opaque looking. She had been complaining about not having bright enough headlights when it's dark (which, here in Ontario, is most of the time in the winter). She has a 2012 Honda C...

A Good Saturday

Today (Feb 3, 2024) was a good day. I finished piece of furniture I made for Sydney's turntable and vinyl records. Don't get too excited. It's made of plywood--Red Oak plywood, but plywood nonetheless. That said, it turned out pretty good. Today I...

Don't waste the black walnut!

I had a little scrap piece of black walnut (which came from the Dvorak farm in Iowa, if you recall) left over from the decorative shelf I made for the lovely CJD, and I didn't want it to go to waste. So, I made this useful little thing...

A little project for the lovely CJD

UPDATE (Jan 26, 2024 @ 1:00 PM): Here are a couple of shots of the shelf in situ in my wife's office... UPDATE (Jan 21, 2024 @ 1:07 PM): Completely finished with all hardware, including keyhole hangers on the back.UPDATE (Jan 20, 2024 @ 7:45 PM): ...

Early Christmas Gifts

Christmas came early to the Dvorak household (at least for me). My wife and kids got me these:On the left is a random orbital sander, in the center is a jigsaw, and to the right is a router. All of these work on the Ryobi One+ system, in which I a...