Amateur

2022

January 1, 2022. A start of a fresh year to go and explore. Probably just more of the same activity for me. My fun comes from my creative hobbies. Mid year I should have a new 3D printer toy to explore. The Tiertime Cetus2, a dual filament single nozzle FDM. Until then I have plenty of other toys around here, with which to play.  My Peripheral Neuropathy (PN) is progressing and my walking is getting...

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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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Don’t Do This!

I was restocking the fridge with some diet Dr. Pepper. I grabbed a warm twelve pack from the pantry. Many times I like to open the box like a can dispenser. All the makers of these packs perforate one end so this can be accomplished. However, it is at least for me extreamly difficult to get the perforations to break properly. Most of the time I end up tearing the complete end of the box...

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New WWW Home for W5EHS

I have ventured down a new path and have just added a new subject to my ever growing list of personal web sites. The URL on this latest presentation is http://w5ehs.com, short and simple. That is the call sign for my amateur radio station license. For hams it also represents our persona as well as  station identification. Until this creation, my amateur radio activities have been spread throughout all my blogs and web sites. They...

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