Dan Anderson has been a contributing Farm Journal editor since 1992. He writes about subjects such as farm equipment and field operations and lives in rural Dallas County, Iowa. Here’s a look back at some of his notable In the Shop columns of 2012.
In the Shop: Fastener Technology
Not all threads carry an equal load.
In the Shop: Goops and Glops
Every farm shop has an assortment of concoctions designed to help with repairs around the farm.
In the Shop: Bustin’ Bolts
Understanding how a nut or bolt is "frozen" is the first step to getting it loose.
In the Shop: Lock It Down
Torque values are a guessing game when you're doing field repairs.
In the Shop: Too Much Is No Good
When it comes to repair and maintenance of farm equipment, sometimes a little restraint can go a long way.
In the Shop: The Overlooked Tool
Whether a farm’s shop is a fully equipped shrine to Snap-on tools or a dirt-floored corner of a machine shed, there’s probably a vise bolted to some sort of workbench.