Monday, April 27, 2015

meet spot

69,76,48,0,W

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015

Just finalized the design and ordered the custom stamps for the next coin offering...to commemorate my paramotor training last year (the Ben'n'Bud Fund definitely needs a boost).  They will go on sale June 1.  I plan on continuing the collectibles by doing one to mark the "highlight" of each coming year.  Since this one is for 2014, the next one for 2015 may be to commiserate my broken leg. 78,83,60,T,0

Thursday, April 23, 2015

pre molds

Cut up a 6" square slab of graphite for my first 3 home made molds.  Got the holes drilled and stainless steel hardware mounted (bolts to be trimmed) that hold them together for the melting process.  Milling out the inside to come next.  77,83,67,0,B

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

the right tools

Tried out the milling rig for the first time today.  Tested a block of wood first then a chunk of scrap graphite.  Worked like a charm.  78,86,56,0,C

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

beefed up base

Bolted down some 3/16" steel plate to beef up the drill press base.  79,86,45,0,B