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Simple Little Life

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Back to full-on winter here in the great white north. The trials and tribulations of trying something new. I was selling crappy tools without knowing it.
Life is short and comes with little guarantee. Are you doing today what it is that you want to do with your life?
What is the mindset that you are bringing into 2021? Whether it be good or bad, it will have a massive impact on how 2021 turns out for you.
Man, what a crazy few weeks. Wrapping up the year and recovering from the Christmas making rush. Feels great to have a few days off and looking forward to 2021.
Does thinking for yourself and questioning what we're told to believe make you a conspiracy theorist? Also, we'll talk some tools.  I have been really busy working in the shop and the Christmas rush is in full force. I haven't had much time for
The ins the outs and the gear for creating YouTube videos. Let's talk about creating YouTube content. I picked up a new camera this week and we'll talk about some of the ins and outs of creating content for YouTube. You can check out my first v
In this episode we'll cover a little BBQ ribs, a BBQ knife that is giving me issues, what I'm trying (unsuccessfully) to fix it and my problem with blowing the crotch out of work pants. Thank you so ISOTUNES for sponsoring this episode of the p
I picked up a new bike this past week and it has no brakes. Which may be why I like it so much. In this episode I'll share a new bike purchase and some of the nuances of riding a bike without brakes. Also a few things and changes coming to my s
My recommendation is YouTube Premium. Seriously. It's rad. Give it a trial (I think they have a free trial period).
It's Canadian thanksgiving. Why do Canadians celebrate thanksgiving differently than American? This is a great time of year to reflect and be thankful for all that we have. Even in crazy times like we are living in, we have a lot to be thankful
As "makers" I seldom hear conversations around exercise and physical fitness. And yet, our physical ability plays such a huge role in what we do. I've struggled in the past with trying to get in shape just like so many other people. Lately I've
For this episode I sat down in my garage with a pen and paper and made a list of the tools that I use to make a knife. For more information on the tools mentioned please check out this post at Simplelittlelife.ca My recommendation this week is
How has the return to school been for your family? I am amazed at the confusion we have experienced this year. It's crazy. My recommendation this week is a YouTube channel called The Outdoor Boys: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfpCQ89W9wjkH
In this episode I share a story about how I thought I could force my ideas on someone else. Hypocritically thinking that my freedom meant robbing someone else of their own. A good lesson learned for these times of contention we are living in. A
In this episode I have a conversation with a talented blade smith James Fleming. James does both stock removal as well as forged blades. His work is incredible and has a beautiful traditional aesthetic. Check out James' instagram: https://www.i
This is a solo show where I talk about an old heavy metal lathe that I got for free. Also, a little back story to my most recent knife build on YouTube.
In this episode I have a chance to speak with Thaddeus Hicks, the owner of Black Fox Knives. His company has been innovating and re-thinking how a 2X72 belt grinder should be. I have a Black Fox 3rd generation that Thaddeus sent me and it is in
CJ Miller is a Mechanic in the US Army who works on CH 47 helicopters. If you don't know, those are the big old cargo helicopters that can land on water. We talk about his time in the military, future plans and knife making. CJ's recommendation
Bob Rankin is a very talented knife maker and maker of damascus steel. While he doesn't really consider himself a blacksmith, his curiousity for forge welding led him to build his own forge and forging press. I first met Bob via one of my viewe
In this episode I'm just chatting about things going on lately and some new gear I've picked up recently.
In this episode I get a chance to talk with a long time customer of mine who just happens to be a former USAF aircraft mechanic. We'll talk about his carreer in the airforce, his transition to law, how to prevent getting arrested and how making
When some makers start out, they worry more about how what they're making looks and less about how it actually functions. Some do the complete opposite. As we progress in our skills, the goal would be to bring those two ideas closer to each oth
In this episode, I'll share with you what I believe to be the most important thing to think about when you are trying to up your ability to take amazing photos. Obviously there is a lot that goes into a great photo. Whether you are talking abou
I've been giving a lot of thought lately to all the tools that I own, have owned, and would like to own. To all the tools I've loved before..... It's an interesting idea and one that gets more complexed for me the more I think about it. Without
Jeremy introduces himself and his aims for this new show. He also tells us the origin story of Simple Little Life and a great story about a scooter he made as a child.
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