Daniel Kautz

My 3D Junque Factory

I have taken a serious look at hobbyist level 3D printing. Two kinds of hobbyists. The ones tinkering with the hardware and software (firmware) still stuck in the RepRap phase (and loving it!) – building a “better” machine that can build itself. The other hobbyist is the plastic Junque maker (like me) printing tons of plastic on Chinese made hardware.  No US manufacturer of 3D printers can really compete (in price) in the base hobbyist...

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HOW MUCH TIME?

I know I am not the first or only person to ponder this question. Probably every human on earth has given this some thought if they have had enough of time.  When I was young, say before 20 years of age, I am sure I gave it consideration. How long will I live? It was of little importance. Old age was a long way off. Nothing of which to be concerned. Twenty more years passed....

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KautzCraft Studio

Originally I created the KautzCraft Studio website and brand name to identify and promote my lost wax cast silver jewelry. I created an on-line e-commerce website to present those jewelry creations for purpose of sale.  Honestly, my websites have attracted more attention from promoters who think they can manage my micro business better than I can. It’s all about search engine secrets only they understand. There is way more business “about the business” than the...

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Tick – Tock

Got off on a mental side trip this morning I have been doing some repair / time tuning on a long case pendulum clock (a.k.a. grandfather’s clock) in my home. I know the swing period of the pendulum is what regulates the accuracy of the time keeping. Lengthen the pendulum which slows the period of oscillation and the clock runs slower. Shorten length for faster timing (which should be obvious.) I started timing the “ticks”...

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