Bits ‘n Pieces – The Driller’s Blog

5 New Fitness Trends for 2017

Posted by Rod McCoremick on Feb 6, 2017 10:30:00 AM


So the holidays have been over for at over a month now but the gyms are still packed with people trying to work off the extra holiday pounds. We all know drilling is hard work so many drillers like to hit the gym or get outdoors to exercise. If the same old routine is getting boring, here are 6 of the newest fitness trends to check out in 2017.

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Happy 2017 to our readers

Posted by Rod McCoremick on Jan 2, 2017 10:29:00 AM

 

Our team at Fordia did not make any new year’s resolutions, but we did make a promise to continue bringing you information that we think you want to see, and topics you want to read about. We also invite you to share your concerns and questions with us. If you have a topic we haven’t covered, let us know and we’ll see what we can do.


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The Year in Review

Posted by Rod McCoremick on Dec 26, 2016 10:28:00 AM


Last year at this time, we were just starting to publish our blogs and guides. Since the start of 2016, I am pleased to have published 51 blogs and 10 guides, some of them in 2 or 3 languages.

We also produced 1 video and 4 case studies. We also decided to extend our social media presence to include Facebook and Twitter.


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Movember – Drillers’ Guide to Facial Hair

Posted by Rod McCoremick on Oct 31, 2016 10:30:00 AM

 

With November just around the corner, I wanted to talk The Movember movement which aims to raise awareness for men’s health issues like prostate and testicular cancer by encouraging participants to grow a mustache for the month of November. Along the same lines, No-Shave November is another movement that asks participants to forego shaving for the entire month and donate the money that would have been spent on shaving products to the local Cancer Society.


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Tattoo Trends for Diamond Drillers

Posted by Rod McCoremick on Oct 17, 2016 10:30:00 AM

 

 Over the years, I’ve seen many tattoos on many drillers’ arms, even tattoos of drilling products. Has it been a while since your last addition of ink? Yes, tattoos are addictive and like the chips, you can’t have just one. If you are getting a little antsy and looking for a new tattoo, this blog will show you some of the newest trends and what great tattoo artists are up to. If you’re not into getting inked, then you can still appreciate some of the amazing work done by these artists.


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20 Facts About Beer That you Probably Didn’t Know

Posted by Rod McCoremick on Sep 26, 2016 10:41:35 AM


This blog is in honour of “Drink a Beer Day”, which is September 28 and to commemorate Oktoberfest, the world’s largest beer festival. So for those of you who enjoy a cold brew after a long day of drilling, here are 20 surprising and little known facts about beer.


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Top 10 Creative Ways to Use a Drill Bit

Posted by Rod McCoremick on Mar 28, 2016 11:03:07 AM


You can imagine that as employees of a company that makes drill bits, everyone has a drill bit, casing shoe, or in some cases, pieces of core sample sitting in their office or home. We recently reconfigured our work space to make it more convivial and open to creativity. In doing so, we had to move around and find new places to showcase our equipment. We saw how some people had used their bits in creative ways, so we decided to share them with you.

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It’s been great and we’re looking forward to 2016

Posted by Rod McCoremick on Dec 29, 2015 10:00:00 AM

This blog started several months ago and it has been our pleasure to be able to share drilling information with you during that time.

 

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What to Do With Your Used Drilling Equipment

Posted by Rod McCoremick on Nov 2, 2015 9:50:00 AM

It’s been my experience that most drillers are great handymen, the type that like to tinker with things. They often are mechanical and enjoy taking things apart and putting them back together. In order to troubleshoot on the field, they also possess a certain measure of ingenuity. This ingenuity leads them to find innovative and creative ways to re-use drilling equipment. Drilling equipment is an important investment so why not find a way to give it a second purpose in life?

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