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Gene Howe

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  1. Word of the Week

    As requested, every Monday, we'll explore some of the more esoteric facets of our Mother Tongue. No telling where this will lead. But it will be a journey of discovery that I hope that you find as interesting and enjoyable and, often humorous, as I know I will. Definitions etc. won't be provided. Research is half the fun. Our inaugural offering refers to a condition Stick and our many of our friends in the northern climes have often experienced. Sastrugi...
  2. Now, that's fantastic news. Good to hear it. Ron, it's a 1.6 watt toy I bought from Gear Best, direct from China. I bought it to experiment with. I appears to do the job but there's a couple minor things I have to work out. If I can make it do what I want, I'll be getting a much larger one with more capability and speed.
  3. Toad, hope your recuperation is going well. If you don't mind, tell us the story. We're still in Tucson. Delayed departure so we could pick up some stuff when the stores open. Plus, Phyl needs her Costco fix. Son tutored me on the laser engraver. Still needs some tweaking but looks like it's going to be a fun toy. Tomorrow, I'll set up an area to play with it. Makes a lot of smoke so, it needs ventilation. Can't get wifi in the shop so the back patio will be the best...for now.
  4. Word of the Week

    Here we go. Monday again. Time for another weird word. Eleemosynary, to some dismay, is found too often in our culture.
  5. Loose fill, cellulose versus fiberglass

    Would cellulose be more susceptible to humidity than fiberglass? IDK, our humidity is so low it wasn't a consideration.
  6. Loose fill, cellulose versus fiberglass

    Can only offer our experience. We used cellulose in the house because installation was quicker and easier. After several years...maybe 5....the cellulose settled and we had another layer blown in. We started with 6" and the second layer was 2". It stays warm. In the shop, I used fiberglass because there was no attic. It's also easy to heat. I'd think r30 would be r30, regardless of the material. But, I'm no expert.
  7. The Coffee Pot v2

    Dunno what happened to v1. As Kelly opined, maybe somebody broke it then hid it. But, it's baaack. Open to one and all for thoughts on anything that strikes your fancy....within reason and passes Kelly's scrutiny. Update on my pup who got run over and fractured her pelvis. She's healing rapidly. Pain meds are really helping. Still favors one leg but she's using it more every day.
  8. Finally, the Cradle is Finished

    A thing of beauty.
  9. The Coffee Pot v2

    Me, too.
  10. The Coffee Pot v2

    In a couple hours, we'll be heading down the mountain. Cya in a few.
  11. Where do I get woodworking inspirations from?

    But, it's going to be a great looking piece. Is it going to be a stand alone or, incorporated into something?
  12. We're headed to Tucson bright and early tomorrow. Picking up my laser engraver. Be back Sunday evening. Got a Stanley Bailey 5 1/2 on the bench for restoration. It's got a grooved sole. All the screws have been cleaned and polished. It's back together now. I forgot that they have to be assembled before flattening the sole. We'll tackle that while the glue is drying on the latest lamination. Maybe get the frog tuned, too. We'll see.
  13. About ten years ago, I was privileged to be allowed to ride along with the owner of a walnut tree farm in western Kansas. 500 acres of 20 year old walnut trees. Now, that was a beautiful sight. He said he'd never see them to maturity. They are his grand kids' inheritance. He wouldn't adopt me, darn it.
  14. Tithe Box and Shelf

    Thanks, Lew. I like the shadow line effect. I'm thinking about doing the same...almost. Except, there'll be a contrasting strip in the groove/shadow line. Sorta framing the panel. My box is ebonized walnut and mesquite with a mesquite lid panel framed with maple. There'll be dovetail keys of maple in the corners. If my walnut was as pretty as yours, it wouldn't be ebonized.
  15. One of the weirdest tree farms I ever saw was in MI. Acres upon acres of row after row of lodge pole pines. All about the same height and circumference. Just imagine thousands and thousands of these, evenly spaced with no underbrush. Weird, I tell ya.
  16. Tithe Box and Shelf

    Superb, Lew. Please share your lid panel process. It's neat. Like to copy that.
  17. For the Dog Lovers

  18. Tabs on the Weather...

    Dark again this morning. This is getting to be a habit. 50*, headed for 75*. No rain in sight.
  19. Last week, I received my order of a little GearBest 1.6 w. Laser engraver. Friday, my son and I....actually my son and 12 Y.O. grandson...assembled it. I watched. My son is a robot tech and assembly was easy for him. I would still be arranging the parts. I left it at his house in Tucson and he's going to going to get it up and running. He's somewhat of an Arduino freak and wants to play around with getting the laser to interface with a Raspberry Pi instead of a computer. All, way above my pay grade. So, I guess I've stuck my toe .... barely... into the CNC world. My son is a busy guy so, it may be a while before we'll have an operational machine. But, I've got plenty of other toys to keep me out of trouble.
  20. Hacked

    Did it. Works great. Thanks, Stick.
  21. For the Dog Lovers

    Yeah, opens fine on the WIN 10 machine.

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