Category Archives: Projects

No Tooths

We just plucked this from the garden. Gorgeous tomato. No tooth marks. I think we finally exported the miscreant who was eating our garden. And that’s the tooth.

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Quiet

This blog has been quiet lately, and that is because I have gone off on another project to build an instrument. I am building a dulcimer this time. Here is what it will look like. I am documenting every (mis)step … Continue reading

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Nixie Clock

So, what do old programmers do after they retire? They write old programs, like a Nixie Tube Clock program. If you don’t know what a Nixie Tube is, then you are not an old programmer. They are neon glow bulbs … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning

OK. Spring Cleaning is a stretch. But is was warm today, so I took advantage of the January thaw to clean out the birdhouse. First, I took it down and took the side off of it. I designed the birdhouse using brass screws so … Continue reading

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Big Ass Knife

One of my Christmas presents was this Big Ass Knife for cutting pizzas. That thing is Huge! I will be able to section one of my home made pizzas in seconds using that knife. The problem is that I did not … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing

I think that I have just seen the Next Big Thing. I ordered a set of battery boxes from Amazon. The boxes are little plastic boxes that I use to store my AA and AAA rechargeable batteries in so that … Continue reading

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Stud Finder

I have been given the task of hanging a shelf in the laundry room. So I went out onto the interwebs to study techniques for finding the studs in the walls. I have to screw the shelf supports into the … Continue reading

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“Dimensioned” Lumber

Everybody knows that when you go to the lumber yard and get a 1 X 6 board, it really isn’t 1″ thick nor is it 6″ wide. In reality, the board is 3/4″ thick and 5 1/2″ wide. That is … Continue reading

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Update To Mess

Yesterday, I posted that I had made a mess with my beer project. Little did I know. That was a piddly little girly mess with a couple of tiny little dots of beer foam in the bucket. Oooo. Oooo. That … Continue reading

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Mess!

As promised in my previous post, here are some more brewing photos. This morning I put up a 5 gallon batch of Honey Porter to ferment. And what a mess I made! Yikes! I think this is inherently a messy … Continue reading

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