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Shopsmith Part

We wanted a drill chuck to make full use of the Shopsmith’s functionality. The Shopsmith has a 5/8″ stem on the lathe head. Not a common size for drill chucks. Used ones seemed fairly cheap on ebay. Looked into new… Continue Reading →

400m Hell

This is how a typical set of 3 x 400 meter sprints should go; 100m – Good pace. I got this. 200m – Yeah, that’s the burn. I’m flying now. Almost done. 300m – Um, yeah. Very nearly done. 350m… Continue Reading →

Bob Roth

Have a strange desire to paint some landscapes. And then to paint my usual style over them with UV ink and epoxy. by

No Endorsement, No Promises

May or may not run in Portland’s Run Like Hell half marathon. Probably will… not commit to anything on this. doing the training ‘just in case’. Adjusting my diet as though it will happen. Just not saying it will happen… Continue Reading →


Hydration is the second key element in any fitness program. Second? Yes, second. It goes like this; Oxygen Water Food Activity You can only survive a few minutes without oxygen, a few days without water, a week or two without… Continue Reading →

Bad Workouts

Today. Hot. Dripping sweat. Dry. Dust everywhere and not nearly hydrated enough. Wind. Blew the dust in my eyes to make me blind. Snot. Yes snot. Heart rate much higher than normal but still going so damn slow.  Just a… Continue Reading →

Talk Like a Pirate Day

How do you talk like a pirate? Spend all day on a sailing vessel and then drink a bottle of rum. This will cause you to talk like a pirate. by

Print Reading Class

Both print reading and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing are among the classes I have aced. That said… Sometimes a really good engineer gives you a print or drawing that requires some, oh, let’s call it ‘interpretation’. Lucky for him that… Continue Reading →

Another Perfect Extraction

Another fabulous stripped screw extraction today. Tight quarters, left hand drill bit, cordless drill, and years and years of practice. Kroil helps, too. by

Rivet Setter

Sometimes you need a custom tool fast. You look to see what you have on hand, get creative, and save the day. Custom brake pad rivet setter for a 60 ton punch press flywheel clutch/brake assembly made from a salvaged… Continue Reading →

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