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    I'm still on hiatus with my business. I moved...

    I'm still on hiatus with my business. I moved into my shop last fall and partly due to people getting silly over covid I wasn't able to get my old house sold until this summer at which was a big...
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    Attached are two pictures of my notes. Most of...

    Attached are two pictures of my notes. Most of the parameters for my starting point came from searching patents. I don't have much else to share. I remember it being hard to find information on. I...
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    If you don't want to fork over the $ you just...

    If you don't want to fork over the $ you just need a simple website just find a template you like and tweak it until you like it. There are countless templates on the internet.



    You pay a web...
  4. Some collaborative efforts going on here Open...

    Some collaborative efforts going on here Open Source COVID19 Medical Supplies Public Group | Facebook

    Here is a site to link needs and resources Get us PPE – Getting Frontline Workers PPE

    I'm...
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    Nothing new with business. I'm living in my shop...

    Nothing new with business. I'm living in my shop now but have yet to move any of my machinery into it. I've been at it building the new house full time and I'm on a schedule to get it done by the...
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    Check out the YouTube channels GrimsmoKnives and...

    Check out the YouTube channels GrimsmoKnives and NYC CNC. Some people manage to do it all on their own but having followed these two stories it's a very long uphill battle and you better have another...
  7. It seems to me most of the proposed solutions I...

    It seems to me most of the proposed solutions I hear attempt to address the symptoms and not the problem. The problem as I see it is not a lack of laws or gun control, rather it's people.

    Given...
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    Good you got through. I heard they got over 30"...

    Good you got through. I heard they got over 30" in 24 hours.


    I'm in residential zoning. I talked to the city about it and they said employees, signs, and increased car traffic are a no go. I...
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    Two of us knocked out the roof sheeting and roof...

    Two of us knocked out the roof sheeting and roof insulation out in a few days. We finished the last panel on Saturday this week. There were some light snow flurries on and off during the day so we...
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    I managed to get a lot of the sides sheeted by...

    I managed to get a lot of the sides sheeted by myself with help here and there. Panels over 18' start getting really hard to manage by oneself especial if there is even a little wind.

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    Here is a timelapse video I made from final...

    Here is a timelapse video I made from final grading through most of the framing. About three months of work condensed into about a minute.


    https://youtu.be/bocH3gCJvJM
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    Back in August I was working on digging the...

    Back in August I was working on digging the footers for the new house. We got a bunch of rain and it was no use working in the mud so I took the dirtbike out for spin only to come off a little jump...
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    A while back when I was first getting things...

    A while back when I was first getting things going with the rotary valve head and gearing up with sand casting I cast some sand mold flasks to use for my foundry work.

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    Another failed product attempt was a rack for...

    Another failed product attempt was a rack for drinking glasses. My wife wanted one for our kitchen so I made some extra and she put them for sale online. Only had one order so far.

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    This is looking east where the new shop where go...

    This is looking east where the new shop where go after I cleared some of the brush. I needed to move over 500 yards of dirt.

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    After most of the heavy grading is done looking the same'ish...
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    I'm not certain. I think I made parts for two...

    I'm not certain. I think I made parts for two different aircraft. I think one was for an experimental class airplane. The others may have been for a new light jet by Stratos. Most of it was just...
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    Along with the face panels I was machining the...

    Along with the face panels I was machining the electronics enclosures they went with. I got a few orders for these which ended up being around a hundred individual machined parts. I'm still using the...
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    During the time I was planing for the new shop...

    During the time I was planing for the new shop and working on the house plans I continued making face panels and really got the process down. There were talks of orders of sets of them in the...
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    Around late 2016 my wife and I start thinking...

    Around late 2016 my wife and I start thinking about getting a bigger place. My father in-law comes up to visit a lot and we talked about him having an in-law sweet at the house. By 2017 we find a...
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    A little off topic. I'm out working on sheeting...

    A little off topic. I'm out working on sheeting the new shop yesterday (more on that later) and my 4 year old son keeps talking about how he is building a skateboard. I say sure buddy that's great. I...
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    I thought this was the case as well until I...

    I thought this was the case as well until I looked into it. It would seem you can't legally copy a patent even for your own personal non-commercial use in the USA. U.S.C. Title 35 - PATENTS
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    Make sure you know what material you want to...

    Make sure you know what material you want to mark. A lot of the quality CO2 lasers (Epilog, Universal Laser etc) are not going to be able to engrave directly on metal but reportedly do great on other...
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    So sometime in 2017 the second guy that I had...

    So sometime in 2017 the second guy that I had done some electronics enclosures for asked me about doing backlit aircraft instrument panels. Not knowing how to say no I agree to make some samples. The...
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    I love seeing new (or old) designs I have never...

    I love seeing new (or old) designs I have never heard of.

    So the good thing about patents is anyone can look at them but the bad thing is you're not supposed to copy them (so long as they are...
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    I'm guessing you got real good at wheelies. I...

    I'm guessing you got real good at wheelies. I could never seem to ride one for more than 20 feet or so no matter how much I tried.


    I went to Prescott but I did do a summer semester in Daytona...
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