Hobbies

Restoration Project

I am working on a new project. My wife Gloria dragged home a beat up antique piano stool (quite) a few months ago and said, “Here, restore this…” Ha! Little realizing I wouldn’t make it top priority. Well, maybe she did, as she knows me too well. So today I took a look at it and decided now or never. I proceeded to test the surface finish which was absolutely horrendous and noted all the cracks...

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Vendor Alert – Adam Beane Industries

I am not holding a lot of hope for the business practice of  Adam Beane Industries in delivering my order of CX5 modeling material. His web site shows my order as unpaid and I clearly have a PayPal receipt. Obviously his e commerce system is faulty and/or he has gone out of business but left his website alive. It shows several items as “out of stock”. Not a good sign of a thriving and attentive...

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Monday

I squished some modeling clay for a few minutes to get it soft and it ended up looking like this. Just for fun I snapped an Iphone photo and sent it to my daughter via SMS.  I told her he looked like he was in great pain. She laughed and called it “Monday” and that I should do a series for the whole week. Hmmm…

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Not For Drones Only

I just registered with the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) as a hobbyist operator of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). That means I can legally fly radio controlled “drones” and any radio controlled model aircraft that weight between .55 and 55 pounds. It doesn’t indicate or mean that I am trained or qualified to do so. There are a few safety “rules” I pledge to abide by, and I must place my registration number on my aircraft....

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