Category Archives: Projects

Ewwwww!

Dirt! Ewwwww!!! Due to some allergy problems we have been having…..  and to deal with that New England Catarrh…. which appears to be one of the costs of living here in New England…..  I put an air filter in the … Continue reading

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Word of the Day

The word of the day is…. “LITHOPS” A lithops is  a little desert plant, also called a “Living Stone”, that looks like this; … or like this…. They don’t do much. They just sort of sit there looking like rocks … Continue reading

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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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