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Custom Treehouse – Construction from Scratch

custom treehouse railing completed

In this article I’ll provide an overview of the build process I took for a 12’x12′ single story, custom treehouse. The treehouse was built on a 12’x16′ platform to provide a 4′ walkway and also had an expanded deck area. The treehouse itself is 12’x12′.

Tesla Dashcam Viewer is Here! (and Cheetah Mode)

tesla dashcam viewer

I just received the Tesla software update version 2020.12.5 this afternoon. This update includes the Tesla Dashcam Viewer and Out of Order Supercharger Stalls. Cheetah Mode is also released in this version for Performance Model S and X vehicles, so I didn’t get it.

Playset to Treehouse – A Shortcut to Building?

treehouse from modified play set

Initially we were looking to build a custom treehouse, but then my wife came across a play set that was marked down at Costco. Ultimately we decided to purchase this, but modify just a couple areas in order to mount it onto a platform on the tree. This is the outcome of our playset to treehouse project.

Shaman 8×8 – Extreme Off-Road Vehicle by Avtoros!


Avtoros, a company based out of Russia manufactures an insane vehicle called the Shaman. It features an 8 wheel drive system that has fully independent suspension at each wheel.

Bear Bench Carving – Loggerodeo Auction Item

loggerodeo bear bench campfire

This article showcases some before and after photos of bear bench carving from a Loggerodeo auction. I’m trying to dig up the actual artist’s name for this piece and will update this article when I find it.

Here’s the first place winner for both the People’s Choice and Main Event contests at the 2018 Sedro Woolley Loggerodeo. It used multiple pieces of log for this completed piece.

raptor chainsaw carving - 2018 Sedro Woolley Loggerodeo

Electric Delorean – Will it Ever See Production?


This is an older video from 2012.  It highlights the original DMC Delorean design (made famous in the Back to the Future movie trilogy), but with a new electric drivetrain. A lot of history surrounds Delorean Motors.  Will it have a new future?

The 2020 Tesla Range Update (Model S and X)


Back on February 14th Elon Musk Tweeted that all Tesla Model S and X vehicles made in “recent months” would be unlocked soon via another free, over-the-air update. This Tesla range update matches (or is close to) the new EPA ratings that are now advertised for these vehicles.

SylvanSport GO Trailer – Towing with a Tesla Model X

SylvanSport GO, Tesla Model X Supercharging

The SylvanSport GO, dubbed by National Geographic as the coolest camper ever! It can be used for Camper Mode, Gear Hauler Mode, and Utility Trailer Mode. They call it a Swiss Army Knife of camping trailers, just don’t expect a bathroom or kitchen.

The $35K Off-Menu Tesla Model 3 – Is It Worth the Savings?


For a while now I’ve heard about the $35K Off-Menu Tesla Model 3. There’s forum posts here and there about how to order it. Details of what features aren’t included, have been scattered. This video goes into great detail about what features are, and aren’t included. This “off-menu” offering is essentially the “Standard Range” model.

Sherp: All Terrain, Go Just About Anywhere Vehicle


The Sherp line of off-road vehicles. Their line of vehicles are designed to function in extreme conditions. A very unique design, it can handle snow, ice, and forge over water. Sherp has a diverse user base. Geologists, oil workers, fishers, hunters, thrill-seekers, and discovered.