Daniel Kautz

Ramblin’ Dan’s Store – RIP

RIP

After much consternation, I have closed “The Hobbyist Machine Store”  A.K.A “Ramblin’ Dan’s Store.” It was my website-only business where I sold hobby machine tools. At first was the Proxxon tool line. Proxxon started competing with their dealers on price, so I left Proxxon after a few years of good sales. Taig Tools has been my remaining primary product line for many additional years with absolutely great service from Taig with their dealer program. However,...

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Empty Dealership

Made my annual trip to my GTI Volkswagen dealership today. Annual because that is how often I have my oil changed and the required State vehicle inspection performed. Vehicle registration time again for me. Unknown by me, the dealership had changed ownership but not the main name. I walked into the show-room after leaving the service area, to sit and wait for the work to be completed. I was stunned to see a totally empty...

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It’s About Time

It’s About Time I am going to display my complete ignorance of cosmic science. I don’t mind. Just my opinions and wild guesses, same as everyone else. But worth exactly the same as the science pros who get paid to do the same. Ha! Speed, distance, time, are all human terms of measurements. Time forms all basis of measuring. Only “aware” living organisms developed ways or need to sense effects of time and create measurements....

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Cetus2 Update

Cetus2 Pre-production

Cetus2 Update My last post was a brag that I won a free Cetus2 3D two color FDM printer. It was (is) a pre-production version that was actually used in China by developers for testing. It showed evidence of long hard use with a nozzle that was covered with considerable printing debris. But in the last two months it has proved to be very durable and perfectly fine in operation. I posted many printing examples...

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