Ya - We are slowly moving past just the cutoff saw for metal working! We now have a bandsaw for cut off - and it goes vertical as well!
Dad might have gotten a little excited this winter and planted a few too many tomatoes…. 60 or 70 plants too many… . Now for sale - 16” Tall Tomato Plants…. $3 a pop! Ha!
Finally made the switch from CAD to Fusion 360 for some of the things we are trying to do in the shop - esp things headed for the CNC table or mill at Made.
Found this guy - his three part intro into F360 is simple and great! (Watch all three parts)
Just a couple of fun pics from the littles this weekend… . Between the five of the kids - my heart is always feeling warm and full.
After a coupe of weeks of “getting ready” to get into the bike - cleaning the shop, ordering parts - looking at the bike… - Sunday we finally spent an hour getting into things. This build is from 2008 and things are in rough shape after the last 50,000 miles. Also - looks like I used PLENTY of red lock-tight back when we first built this bike… . Nothing is coming apart easily and things are in worse shape than I thought…
Luke has been dying to learn to ride the fourwheelers by himself. This weekend dad and I were able to get the two little 70cc bikes from his place and take them down to the shop. After a little work - we had one of the little ones running and ready for Luke.
Luke, Nate, and LC - Working with the plasma cutter and helping clean up the shop.
LC, Nate, Luke, Toby and I working on the wood pile - making little pieces for the Warm Morning 420 Heater in the shop ;-)
Dad got his fish gates installed today! The battle against duck weed is just starting for 2019. Next step - grass carp.
Some Things Never Change…
"It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end."
Just one of those random emails you get, but i liked this one…
Midnight bugs taste best.
If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.
On experience... The object is to fill the pot of experience before you empty the pot of luck.
Saddlebags can never hold everything you want, but they CAN hold everything you need.
Never try to race an old geezer, he may have one more gear than you.
It takes more love to share the saddle than it does to share the bed.
The only good view of a thunderstorm is in your rearview mirror.
Dad working in the new Miller Dynasty 280 - Trying to get his hand at TIG going!Read More
At least it was a beautiful day!
After working through almost two weeks of POC - I think we are finally feeling good about the new backend for future projects across a couple of different areas. Grails was too soft. Wildfly too hard. Spring Boot was just right! Watch out! Spring Boot + ReactJS coming to a problem solution near you!
When you have your sons - your dog - your tractor - a big pile of wood - and a warm workshop. Life is magical
Maybe it was Phish. Perhaps it was the weather. It's probably just the idea that there is something very wrong with me.
I like to build things. I don't do rest or relax or downtime well. When I have it - the black dog comes out and... well... it's a short trip from there to Peyote James.
So, we stay busy. For the last couple of years, I've been able to use all of that extra time on professional endeavors (IP, ML, MMLT, etc.) - but with those where they are today (in exec mode - no longer in creative way) - I need a new outlet for my need to create.Read More
Well - Today was a slow day. After spending most of the morning cleaning the shop, building a fire, watching youtube videos, smoking a little, and then cleaning some more, watching some more, playing with the fire some more and then making two trips out for coffee - I finally had to pull the trigger and get the LR32 system out of it’s box and give it a go.Read More
Well. It’s slowly getting there. Cabinet by cabinet. Area by area. And now that we have heat - the boys are busy with dad cutting wood and changing the oils in all the trucks, four wheelers and the tractorRead More
Dad’s getting ready for some new stock in the lake this year - esp excited about his new flock of Grass Carp headed this way in March.
Given how sneaky those young teenage Carp are - he’s building a fish gate for the spillway.Read More
For the first time since morning the wood shop out of the basement and into the new little shop at the Farm - we are building something instead of working on the shop.
It’s just a quick cabinet project to get all of the tools into visible drawers - but it will be a huge help. No more running from hiding place to hiding place looking for the right systainer.
These are the start to 4 cabinets that will be part of the new table saw our feed table.
Up next - using the Festool LR 32mm system. I’ve had it for 3 years - this will be the first time using it. Off to watch some you tubers to get it going.Read More