Hobbies

Junque Makers of America (JMoA)

Thinking of creating a new organization. Junque Makers of America. I may need to work on the name a bit more. It’s a for “fun” association. Making Junque is not a crime.  It just becomes an awareness. It’s for all the folks making needless piles of junk items with CNC machines just because they can. There may be uses for the Junque but it is very trivial. It started when CNC controlled 3D printing took...

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Thank You Linus

Fired up Sandbox (my Linux computer) which has been silent for a few months. Checked out the OS (operating system) and did some software updates. Sandbox wasn’t asking for them but since they were available, I brought sandbox up to the now-current status. Windows 10 OS is still a PITA when doing updates. It’s like a bully who picks on me to have its way. It will run one over to get an update done....

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What I Am…

Read a comment made by an old (youngish 66 year old) dude about his involvement with 3D printing. He said he is a retired engineer. The reason he loved 3D printing wasn’t from what he made. It was the complexity and constant challenge to learn and understand the technical process. The CAD; the item design; the CNC; the process; the hardware; the mental stimulation. It had to be complex and difficult or he wouldn’t be...

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An Investment in Wax

Some rambling on the art of lost wax casting. There is a basic or fundamental law in lost wax casting. The law says,”The casting is only as good as the model.” Every and I mean EVERY flaw in the model will be duplicated in the cast. There is no such luck as expecting it to “look better” once it is cast. Because tiny details are easily overlooked in the model. The casting almost always has...

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