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First Girzzly G1550 Lathe parts

small 1/2" hubes, 3mm diameter

Took too long but finally first parts off the Grizzly G1550 lathe! A made a trio of pulleys and some stand-offs for the Crock-pot.

The pulleys are for a spinner box bot for my son and the crock-pot stands off for my precious crock pot. Although, the darn crock pot designer should have to live . . . → Read More: First Girzzly G1550 Lathe parts

Guys Changing Tires While Driving

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This is just plum crazy!! Wow!

LinuxCNC Mach3 Breakout Board

bob breakout board plain image

There are plenty of Break out boards to choose from when setting up a CNC system. Here’s a very low lost CNC breakout board that can be had from ebay for about five bucks with free shipping from China. I have one on my demo/setup board (everyone needs one of those) and the board works . . . → Read More: LinuxCNC Mach3 Breakout Board

Toyota 2004 to 2010 Jack Stand Positions

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Don’t use a wimpy jack stand!! Ugh… 2 ton Jack stands are scary! I suppose they work great for a ’69 VW Bug, but not so much for a 2004 minivan.

From the manual, where to jack up and support your Toyota, note the 2WD or 4WD versions have different jack points in the rear:

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Ridgeline Jack Positions (IE Lift and Support Points)

There are usually 6 positions to jack up a car, the 4 sides by each tire and one each for front and rear axle (or close to it). Couple of notes about jacking up a Honda Ridgeline, there are many complaints at the Ridgeline Owners Club website that the standard bottle jack with the truck . . . → Read More: Ridgeline Jack Positions (IE Lift and Support Points)

Extreme Gear Reduction 11 million to one

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Whoa – This is a lot of gear reduction:

Will.I.Am Custom Car

blue custom car

Whoa – I like custom cars and I really like ‘old’ style customs like Excaliburs. Here’s a car I ran across and apparently owned by Will.I.Am, love the long snout on it!

I like the flat looking blue paint, which is a little different. And, then it looks like a car from a cartoon, but . . . → Read More: Will.I.Am Custom Car

Hops Info

image of hops cones

My brewing buddy sent me some Hops info…

One is a PDF titled Small Scale and Organic Hops Production by Rebecca Kneen. HopsManual

When to harvest from Northern Brewer.

The other was this nice graphic below. Keeping them here for nice storage:-)

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Understanding RC Lipo Batteries

lipo battery expoded view

When it comes batteries for electronics, there’s a lot to know to keep your battery running in tip top condition. The guys over at RC Helicopter Fun put together a nice write up on Lipo batteries. It can be found here: http://www.rchelicopterfun.com/rc-lipo-batteries.html

They even have a link to a youtube video of a battery on . . . → Read More: Understanding RC Lipo Batteries

Paper Airplane Instructo’s

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Every once-in-awhile we want to make a paper airplane. Here’s some designs that fly pretty well.

Click this link : How to Make a Boomerang Paper Airplane

Or, two Youtube videos to help: