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Casting: making a green sand mold

Today another episode in my seldom-updated series about building a home aluminum foundry.

The technique I use for casting aluminum is called “green sand” casting not because the sand is green (though the sand I use is in fact slightly olive coloured) but because the sand is moistened with water and clay rather than oil. 837 more words


Fabulous Hardware- P. E. Guerin

As we wind down to completion on the plans for our new home, we must now begin focusing on the hardware we will put in it. 128 more words


Eating Out in Lagos

So, a few days ago, I got a call from my best male friend, asking that we should hang out together on Saturday 19th as we hadn’t seen one another in a while. 841 more words

The Right People, The Right Progress

The pace is picking up at the Oasis Farmery as our days in the Summer Institute Foundry Program slowly check themselves off the calendar. Andrew and I are starting to gear up for our final cohort presentation on July 30 at the Cedar Tree Café, and the process of doing so is reaffirming the significant roles all the Foundry mentors and fellow entrepreneurs are playing in our development. 258 more words


Rooftop views...

Another two weeks have now passed and we are inching ever closer to the opening of The Foundry!   We are particularly pleased with the way in which the three top floor meeting rooms are progressing.  187 more words

Longing for Resurrection

Here is a poem I did during Lent for The Foundry, a church in Baltimore City. 


Intel (and IBM): the ‘I’s Have (or Had) It

It has been quite some time since we’ve discussed semiconductor manufacturing, and an article over the weekend in the NY Times prompted me to action.  “IBM Wants to Invent the Chips of the Future, Not Make Them” proclaimed the headline, followed by fair amount of what I will technically categorize as ‘pabulum’. 1,055 more words