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    Today- I thought about lathes, deburred some...

    Today- I thought about lathes, deburred some parts I've been making, paid a few bills, went for a walk by the river, found a perfect condition 40 lb propane tank which I took home, and had a few...
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    Today I warmed the paint, placed the parts on a...

    Today I warmed the paint, placed the parts on a paddle to carry them, heated them, then got prepared to open the outside door. Quickly got everything and stepped outside by about a foot. Quickly got...
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    Today I prepped some sheet steel brackets- cut...

    Today I prepped some sheet steel brackets- cut out from sheet, flatten, debur, set up jig for hole location, drill, debur, drill again, debur again. I need to enlarge one hole in each, so I need to...
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    Today I finished up all the painting on my led...

    Today I finished up all the painting on my led modules. Now I'm into installing the color filter discs and the lenses. One dozen completed and tested to date, marked for color and polarity.
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    Yesterday and today- with the attaching of fins...

    Yesterday and today- with the attaching of fins to my led modules mostly done, I set about painting them. Because the paint I'm using is way too thick for a proper dip and drip dry, I had to dilute...
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    Today I cut a couple 5/8 wide strips from some...

    Today I cut a couple 5/8 wide strips from some stainless sheet. Set up a guide on the bandsaw and started pushing the piece through. Very slow- then I remembered the blade broke on me yesterday and I...
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    Finished up putting a 1 inch plus hole through...

    Finished up putting a 1 inch plus hole through 220 small pieces of aluminum sheet today. I started the deburring-
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    What did I do today- got up a bit late, around...

    What did I do today- got up a bit late, around ten or so, got cleaned up and met with friends and had coffee and breaky. Went home, set up the mill to hole-saw about 200 holes in small aluminum...
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    Today I worked on an 'open' sign for a local pub....

    Today I worked on an 'open' sign for a local pub. The old one had fallen apart and the first time it gave a shock to the manager it went flying. New one in the works- anyway I have it made to the...
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    Cut out parts for a coffin. Nobody died, but...

    Cut out parts for a coffin. Nobody died, but somebody might- this is for a party coming up. I'll have to brush up on the rules so I can decide if I want to be there or not-
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    I pulled the motor out of my friends TR4 one day....

    I pulled the motor out of my friends TR4 one day. I stood on the frame, hovering over the engine, and hefted it up and out of there. Didn't need no stinkin hoist :)
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    Today- well I worked on my clamping device, as...

    Today- well I worked on my clamping device, as I'll call it, for the mill. I recently faced some 1/2 inch angle to be used as vise parts that clamp directly to the table. One part has a key attached...
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    Today- I did some scraping. On wood, not metal :)...

    Today- I did some scraping. On wood, not metal :) Made four mantlepieces in the last few days. Got the maple facing flush with the tops and bottoms by scraping it in. Some of the shavings were...
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    Made a mounting fixture for the mill. Started...

    Made a mounting fixture for the mill. Started with a piece of 3x3 1/2 inch thick angle, cut two pieces to 6 inches long to suit my mill table. Cut one flange on each piece to 1-3/4 inch wide, faced...
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    Did some work on my power supply. Here's the...

    Did some work on my power supply. Here's the front panel, front and rear views.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v136/heinrich/powersupplyfrontpanel_zps7788b112.jpg
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    Picked up a Devilbiss compressor today, rescued...

    Picked up a Devilbiss compressor today, rescued from a dumpster. Not a large one, actually about the smallest one I've seen besides the obvious bicycle tire inflators.

    Tank was about 1/4 full of...
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    today, yesterday, day before- worked on cleaning...

    today, yesterday, day before- worked on cleaning up the shop. I have some floor now, some benchtop, found some stuff I lost, clogged the vacuum cleaner hose- now I'm contemplating how to fit the...
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    Today- made a spur of the moment decision to...

    Today- made a spur of the moment decision to drive out to Chilliwack lake. Used to be a favorite spot until the hoards got to know about it. Was nice anyway to get out and simply enjoy nature. This...
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    Well, I did something that has a tad in common...

    Well, I did something that has a tad in common with Sir John- I pulled a couple transformers out of equipment, and also some motors. One of the motors has an offset pin gone, but thankfully the...
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    Sir John, Earl of Pubwater, I'm concerned- did...

    Sir John, Earl of Pubwater, I'm concerned- did you find your 50 pence?
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    Besides trying to figure out how to make a better...

    Besides trying to figure out how to make a better widget, I've been eating a lot of Fudgee wafer stix. Mmm. Got some sun today, walked about here and there. Looked for (and found) some copper and got...
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