Last 15 posts from Lair of the Uber Geek

WoodWorking for Wargamers: Shelving, post 15

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

 Storage – its the bane of all miniatures gamers.  If it can be said that a woodworking shop can never have enough clamps, then it can be also said that a gamers lair can’t have enough storage options.  Last Saturday, I received orders t…

WoodWorking for Wargamers: Shelving, post 15

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

 Storage – its the bane of all miniatures gamers.  If it can be said that a woodworking shop can never have enough clamps, then it can be also said that a gamers lair can’t have enough storage options.  Last Saturday, I received orders t…

Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge VIII: prep work commences

Posted on November 7th, 2017 under , . Posted by

The first preparatory step for the upcoming 8th iteration of the painting challenge (which I will call the “Ocho”) is to clean of my painting workbench and get the game room organized.  I spent most of Sunday afternoon cleaning up the space and ge…

Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge VIII: prep work commences

Posted on November 7th, 2017 under , . Posted by

The first preparatory step for the upcoming 8th iteration of the painting challenge (which I will call the “Ocho”) is to clean of my painting workbench and get the game room organized.  I spent most of Sunday afternoon cleaning up the space and ge…

Woodworking for Wargmaers: Proxxon Wire Cutter Straight Edge Guide, post 14

Posted on November 5th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

If you use Extruded Polystyrene Foam (EPS) for terrain making then adding a Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to you tool inventory is a must.  However, even really good tools can be improved and I decided to add a 90 degree cutting guide to improve the acc…

Woodworking for Wargmaers: Proxxon Wire Cutter Straight Edge Guide, post 14

Posted on November 5th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

If you use Extruded Polystyrene Foam (EPS) for terrain making then adding a Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to you tool inventory is a must.  However, even really good tools can be improved and I decided to add a 90 degree cutting guide to improve the acc…

WoodWorking for Wargamers: Troop Carrier Completed, post 13

Posted on October 29th, 2017 under , . Posted by

 Final stages of this project – adding the top and some trim pieces.  The first step is to measure out the foot print for the top.  The most accurate way is the simplest – pit the case on some plywood and trace out the the shape. An…

WoodWorking for Wargamers: Troop Carrier Completed, post 13

Posted on October 29th, 2017 under , . Posted by

 Final stages of this project – adding the top and some trim pieces.  The first step is to measure out the foot print for the top.  The most accurate way is the simplest – pit the case on some plywood and trace out the the shape. An…

Wood Working for Wargamers: Troop Transport Case, post 12

Posted on October 24th, 2017 under , . Posted by

 I had some free time tonight so snuck into the woodshop and added the carry handles and drawer pulls.  Not all that much but at least some progress. The carry handles are made from some 2×2 pine scrap that I cut a 10 degree bevel along….

Wood Working for Wargamers: Troop Transport Case, post 12

Posted on October 24th, 2017 under , . Posted by

 I had some free time tonight so snuck into the woodshop and added the carry handles and drawer pulls.  Not all that much but at least some progress. The carry handles are made from some 2×2 pine scrap that I cut a 10 degree bevel along….

Dog Sitting: Is it the gateway drug to a dog?

Posted on October 23rd, 2017 under . Posted by

 My wife is a cat person.  It’s a grave flaw but I love her none-the-less.  In our 30 years of marriage she has resisted adding a canine to the family portfolio in a fierce and determined manner.  I have decided on a more subtle tac…

Dog Sitting: Is it the gateway drug to a dog?

Posted on October 23rd, 2017 under . Posted by

 My wife is a cat person.  It’s a grave flaw but I love her none-the-less.  In our 30 years of marriage she has resisted adding a canine to the family portfolio in a fierce and determined manner.  I have decided on a more subtle tac…

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…