This is Old School Future here. Here at OldSchoolFuture.com we believe that many of our new and future problems could be solved with some good old fashioned know how, and we find ourselves going back to the way we used to do things. Sometimes even for the sake of sustainability. We will be showcasing what we think are great ways of doing things. Great ways of living. Things that might have been forgotten, but certainly still have their place in today's world.
"Old School Future: The future is yesterday..."
"Sustainability before Sustainability was a thing."
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Nothing says old school like having some old fashioned fun OUTSIDE and IN THE SUMMER?!?!? Here is a water table I built with scrap wood, a tub, a pump, scrap hose and 1/2" PVC pipe:
Here is the tub: https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/tuff-stuff-products-large-all-purpose-mixing-tub-26-gal-35-cu-ft?cm_vc=-10005
Here is the pump: https://www.harborfreight.com/16-hp-submersible-utility-pump-1600-gph-63319.html \\\\\ Don't forget to use one of those 25% off coupons for the best price.
Thursday, August 2, 2018
I'll post up the recipe and website I used when I video it. It was easier and harder than I thought as well. Took about 4 hours.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
And here is the video as promised...Safety Razors...away!
The long handle one below is the one I used in the video:
Merkur Long Handled Safety Razor
And the classic is the one I use now:
MERKUR Classic 3-Piece Razor Double Edge Saftey Razor
And the Feather Brand blades I bought a bunch of to try:
Feather Double Edge Razor Blades 30 Ct
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Here is a new one from the video if you want to try it for yourself on a nice yard in new condition:
Here is a Friskars version that I see some people in my area using:
Fiskars StaySharp max Reel Mower, 18 Inch Cut Width, 362050-1001
Well I finally got a used reel mower since Scott's never replied to any of my requests to test one out...haha. Coincidentally, I did end up getting a used Scott's 20" Classic Reel Mower.
I love the width of the mower. When I got it, it hadn't been sharpened and was off kilter some. As soon as I actually have some grass and not weeds in my yard I will be doing a video review. Be on the lookout!
FYI: I believe most of the people that give these up don't take the time to learn how to maintain them or sharpen them. Also if you are wondering if you can use the valve grinding compound to sharpen the blades...I did that and it worked just fine. 5$ vs 30$ for the actual sharpening kit.
GRINDING COMPOUND FOR REEL MOWER