Monthly Archives: February 2013

Muscle Car Mania

Mustang StampThe U.S. Postal Service just released a new Forever stamps entitled Muscle Cars.  The stamps dipict five classic muscle cars from the 60’s and 70’s.  They include a 1967 Shelby GT-500, a 1970 Chevelle SS convertible, a 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda, a 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona, the , and a 1966 Pontiac GTO. Continue reading

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Egg-Bot

Egg-Bot

I recently decided to sell my Egg-Bot.  I purchased it about 2 or 3 years ago from Evil Mad Scientist and couldn’t wait to use it.  I had this brilliant idea that I was going to use it to make and sell customized Beer Pong balls.  Great idea at the time.  It was fairly easy to put together so I had it up and running fairly quickly.  The software required is Inscape which is an open source vector editor.  Also very easy to use and free.  It took a little fiddling around to get images to come out proportionally on a rounded surface.  There are several tutorials available online to help in this area.  Needless to say I went thru a couple dozen eggs before I got some graphics that looked good.  Unfortunately I did not take any picture of what I made.  My favorite was putting nutritional information on an egg.  Below is an example of what it looked like. Continue reading

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Photo Light Box

Light Box

I recently purchased a Photo Light Box for taking studio quality pictures of things.  Why? I don’t know it was a good idea at the time.  I got a One Shot Photo Studio by Merax.  I have seen numerous tutorials and pictures from which to make one from.  However, I just never got around to making one.  I opened it up this weekend for the first time and was mildly surprised.  The Light Box itself folds up into a neat little carrying case about the size of a Portfolio case.  Continue reading

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Duck – Duck – Goose

DSCN0089I recently bought a used lathe on Craigslist to play with.  It’s a Delta Midi (LA200).  For my first project I decided to make some duck calls.  These are fairly simple to make and look great when done.  Plus they drive the dog nutz when you blow them.  I purchased a Game Call starter kit online.  It came with a mandrel and bushings as well as a predrilled wooden blank, a reed kit and a lanyard.  Within minutes of receipt I had the blank mounted up and began turning it.  The wood that came in the kit was a piece of Cocobolo.  It looked like just an ordinary piece of wood until I started shaping it. Continue reading

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Dollhouse Table

Finished TableI made a dollhouse many years ago for my daughter.  She has since grown up and moved out on her own leaving behind the dollhouse.  It has been sitting on the floor in her room for the past year.  I finally decided to build a simple table to display it on.  I wanted to make it as simple as possible.  I bought a piece of laminated piece white pine which measure 48″ x 20″ x 3/4″, 2 piece of 1″ x 4″x 8′ white pine and 4 square legs from www.tablelegs.com.   It took 4 saw cuts and about 15 minutes to assemble the whole thing.  I glued and nailed the boards together with a brad nailer. Continue reading

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Welcome to What’s In Your Workshop!

Cluttered like my mind!

Cluttered like my mind!

Awesome, Inspiring, Fantastic, Entertaining, Educational, Earth Shattering, Interesting and Diversified.  These are all words that I hope will apply to this Blog.  I’m not really sure what my exact intentions are for this blog. I plan to share a bit of what’s going with me – stuff  I’m into such as Cars, Guns, Woodworking, Metal Working, Construction, Computers, Hi-Tech, Homes…..who knows what will come from my keyboard. Continue reading

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