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A silly project – just for the fun of it. – A grabber toy.

Dr. Suess grabbing device.

Sometimes projects are highly planned out. Sometimes not. Sometimes you know exactly how you are going to do something because you have lots of experience doing it. Sometimes you try something new and experiment. This was one of those projects were I had very little idea how I was going

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A most useful tool and some announcements.

Measuring a coil diameter

Tonight’s Post is in some ways almost an embarrassment to admit. I have finally purchased a digital calliper and have found it to be one of the most useful tools I have ever purchased. Before going into details about that I have a few announcements to make about this website

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Processes and Projects Part II: Hydroponics vs. Aquaponics

Hydroponic grown lettuce

This post is another general post about processes and projects. It is specifically about me making the choice this year to go with hydroponic growing of some vegetables. Originally I hoped to do aquaponics, but there are just too many difficulties to overcome in a short time and I wanted to

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Examples of Problems with Grounding Electrical Systems

Faking out the Ground Plug.

Tonight’s post is a continuation of the last post “Grounding and Neutral in Power Wiring” and I am going to show a couple of examples of problems with grounding in power and even instrumentation and audio systems. Some of these problems are in my opinion still not resolved and

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A Homemade Box and Pan Brake – A better way

Sometimes… sometimes… you just gotta admit it. There is a better way and it ain’t yours. Actually that is what makes the net a great thing. There is always something to learn if you remain open to learn it and isn’t that the true goal: To become better and better. The only thing I wish

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Debugging the Homemade Box and Pan Brake.

The stiffening bar on the back f the hinged piece

In the last Post “Test 2 of The Box and Pan Brake – Making Progress” I said I was making progress. I am beginning to feel right now I am not although I think I am. Most blogs and D.I.Y. articles do not post

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Test 2 of The Box and Pan Brake – Making Progress

Using Deep C clamps to clamp the clamping board

In the last post about the brake “The Second Baby-Step with the Box and Pan Brake , the problem I had was the clamping board slipped backward when I bent the metal. This gave me a very rounded corner. To fix that problem I purchased

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A Lead-Acid Battery Desulfator – a reason to learn KiCad

Partial Schematic for the Desulfator

Not every project has to be your own design. However, it is good to understand the design once you do copy and build a design. That way you can modify, extend, and enhance the design to make it the way you want it to be. There is another very

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The Second Baby-Step with the Box and Pan Brake.

The clamp board with the steel edge

Remember, the reason babies are made close to the ground is so when they fall they don’t have very far to fall. Well, I am no baby, but I can avoid wasting a lot of time, money, and effort by moving forward in small steps and testing

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Progress on the Sheet Metal Box and Pan Brake.

The Brake Base and Hinged Board

I have mortised the hinges using the fixture I described in “Making a Hinge Mortising Fixture” and have assembled the boards as I described in “The Hinged Plate for a Sheet Metal Bending Brake”. Like always there is good news and there is bad news. I think there

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