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Replacement Focusing Knob

I have an old Bushnell spotting scope that I bought a while back.  Overall, it is in good condition.  One of the problems is that the focusing knob has been cracked from tightening down the set screw that holds it on.  524 more words



So here is how my CNC lathe looks right now.

I did the same abominable things to my manual lathe. No tailstock (by now). My soul is damned, but my ways will stay clean.


Swooden Swords

Some times I just like to muck around in the garage doing little projects that somehow gain a momentum all their own. So it was with this old Bokken sword I found one day. 1,229 more words


This is not the droid we're looking for!

So as is often the case I have not blogged much for the last couple months. This is largely because I have been busy doing all kinds of things, one of these said thing a is a new big sculpture however and here is how over the last couple months it came together. 2,617 more words


How It's Made - Seamless Metal Drums

I’ve been thinking and reading a lot about drum building. Many of my favorite drums are made of metal, which is common for snares, timbales, and samba drums. 387 more words