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Carnegie-Mellon Robotics Club – Club Rebuild

Posted on October 18th, 2017 under , . Posted by

 Yesterday I was in Pittsburgh for a CMU related board meeting and got to visit my son, who is a senior there.  When I say visit, well he allocated me a few hours to come and pitch in while he and his fellow club members rebuild the Robotics …

Carnegie-Mellon Robotics Club – Club Rebuild

Posted on October 18th, 2017 under , . Posted by

 Yesterday I was in Pittsburgh for a CMU related board meeting and got to visit my son, who is a senior there.  When I say visit, well he allocated me a few hours to come and pitch in while he and his fellow club members rebuild the Robotics …

Analogue Hobbies Challenge VIII: "The Ocho"

Posted on October 16th, 2017 under . Posted by

With the start of the next Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge on the near horizon, it’s high time I began to restock my lead (and plastic) pile.  I haven’t painted a miniature since mid July and the “urge” is coming upon me.  Posted is a rar…

Analogue Hobbies Challenge VIII: "The Ocho"

Posted on October 16th, 2017 under . Posted by

With the start of the next Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge on the near horizon, it’s high time I began to restock my lead (and plastic) pile.  I haven’t painted a miniature since mid July and the “urge” is coming upon me.  Posted is a rar…

Wood Working for Wargamers: Troop Transport Care, post 11

Posted on October 8th, 2017 under , . Posted by

 I had a few hours free this morning and managed to rough out the storage draws for the Troop Transport Case.  It’s beginning to look a bit more than just a plywood box. This picture shows the installation of the supports that will hold …

Wood Working for Wargamers: Troop Transport Care, post 11

Posted on October 8th, 2017 under , . Posted by

 I had a few hours free this morning and managed to rough out the storage draws for the Troop Transport Case.  It’s beginning to look a bit more than just a plywood box. This picture shows the installation of the supports that will hold …

Important News: US Sail Boat Show in Annapolis

Posted on October 6th, 2017 under . Posted by

This weekend is the US Sailboat Show, which rivals Historicon as one of my favorite events.  This year will have close to 200 different boats on display.Sadly there will be no Alerions (my boat) as the manufacturer has gone belly up and no one has…

Important News: US Sail Boat Show in Annapolis

Posted on October 6th, 2017 under . Posted by

This weekend is the US Sailboat Show, which rivals Historicon as one of my favorite events.  This year will have close to 200 different boats on display.Sadly there will be no Alerions (my boat) as the manufacturer has gone belly up and no one has…

Fall on the Eastern Shore

Posted on October 2nd, 2017 under , . Posted by

 It’s officially Fall over here on the Eastern Shore of Maryland – it’s my favorite time of year and I thought I’d take some photos of the fall colors in out yard. This photo of a butterfly in flight came out nicely with the sun’s rays and po…

Fall on the Eastern Shore

Posted on October 2nd, 2017 under , . Posted by

 It’s officially Fall over here on the Eastern Shore of Maryland – it’s my favorite time of year and I thought I’d take some photos of the fall colors in out yard. This photo of a butterfly in flight came out nicely with the sun’s rays and po…

WoodWorking for Wargamers: Troop Transport Case, Post 9

Posted on September 25th, 2017 under , . Posted by

 Ok, how about a project that is actually relevant for a wargamer?  Over the next few posts I’m going to build a Troop Transport Case for ferrying troops and game materials to and from different theaters of operation.  The plans I’m usin…

WoodWorking for Wargamers: Troop Transport Case, Post 9

Posted on September 25th, 2017 under , . Posted by

 Ok, how about a project that is actually relevant for a wargamer?  Over the next few posts I’m going to build a Troop Transport Case for ferrying troops and game materials to and from different theaters of operation.  The plans I’m usin…

Wood Working for Wargmaers: What is it – a Lumber Cart, Post 10

Posted on September 21st, 2017 under , . Posted by

Ok, it’s not the most exciting of projects but it’s really useful and fulfills my pledge to the Mrs. that the garage could be used to house her car.  It’s relatively small (4 ft long by 30 inches wide) but can store a moderate level of stock. &nbs…

Wood Working for Wargmaers: What is it – a Lumber Cart, Post 9

Posted on September 21st, 2017 under , . Posted by

Ok, it’s not the most exciting of projects but it’s really useful and fulfills my pledge to the Mrs. that the garage could be used to house her car.  It’s relatively small (4 ft long by 30 inches wide) but can store a moderate level of stock. &nbs…

Wargames Illustrated Issue 360 – Shameless Self Promotion

Posted on September 19th, 2017 under Posted by

Issue 360 of Wargames Illustrated is now out (at least in electronic form) and includes some very nice coverage of Historicon.It even has a picture of my game, which I always find very rewarding.  I suppose I should sit sit here and wait for those…

Wargames Illustrated Issue 360 – Shameless Self Promotion

Posted on September 19th, 2017 under Posted by

Issue 360 of Wargames Illustrated is now out (at least in electronic form) and includes some very nice coverage of Historicon.It even has a picture of my game, which I always find very rewarding.  I suppose I should sit sit here and wait for those…

Wood Working for Wargamers: Hmmm I wonder what this is? Post 8

Posted on September 18th, 2017 under , . Posted by

What could this become?  It’s 48inches long by 30 inches wide and will be a huge efficiency gainer for me.  For the few of you in the world that cling to that dubious metric system that equates to 122 cm’s long by 76.2 cm’s wideAny guesses?an…

Wood Working for Wargamers: Hmmm I wonder what this is? Post 8

Posted on September 18th, 2017 under , . Posted by

What could this become?  It’s 48inches long by 30 inches wide and will be a huge efficiency gainer for me.  For the few of you in the world that cling to that dubious metric system that equates to 122 cm’s long by 76.2 cm’s wideAny guesses?an…

My New Friend in St Michaels

Posted on September 17th, 2017 under . Posted by

I met one of our neighbors while working in the Garden – a very elegant Northern Rough Greensake.  These are very small snakes that spend most of their time in trees.  This young lad or lass was about 24 inches long and rather docile. I …

My New Friend in St Michaels

Posted on September 17th, 2017 under . Posted by

I met one of our neighbors while working in the Garden – a very elegant Northern Rough Greensake.  These are very small snakes that spend most of their time in trees.  This young lad or lass was about 24 inches long and rather docile. I …

To the UK and Back in 2 Days!

Posted on September 15th, 2017 under . Posted by

 I had an unscheduled and short trip to London this week Flew in Monday am and flew out Wed am.  Sadly on the ground for less than 48hrs.  The weather was very nice as the picture of Nelson’s column attests to. While in London it’s …

To the UK and Back in 2 Days!

Posted on September 15th, 2017 under . Posted by

 I had an unscheduled and short trip to London this week Flew in Monday am and flew out Wed am.  Sadly on the ground for less than 48hrs.  The weather was very nice as the picture of Nelson’s column attests to. While in London it’s …

Woodworking for Wargamers: Miter Saw Workbench Done!, Post 7

Posted on September 10th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

 When last we left the Miter Saw Workbench saga, a bunch of old plywood had been cut to make a swinging arm.  That’s not really a cliff hanger but stick with me, Here’s the arm mostly assembled – I made it really sturdy (aka heavy) to ho…

Woodworking for Wargamers: Miter Saw Workbench Done!, Post 7

Posted on September 10th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

 When last we left the Miter Saw Workbench saga, a bunch of old plywood had been cut to make a swinging arm.  That’s not really a cliff hanger but stick with me, Here’s the arm mostly assembled – I made it really sturdy (aka heavy) to ho…

In the workshop

Posted on September 8th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Not much progress on the Miter Saw Stand other than cutting the plywood for the folding arms.  Each is 33.5 inched long and 12 inches wide.  These will get beat up so I used really cheap 3/4 inch plywood.  It will not “look good” but wil…