After an unfortunate encounter with a thunderstorm and reviewing a book by the Polyphaser corporation, I've decided the best course of action to protect equipment around the shop and home is to install a panel-level surge surpressor. Here's how it went.
Still have an awful lot of pruning and tree trimming to be done in our little orchard. Sure would be nice to use the 'diesel wheelbarrow' to help push those around a little easier.
I've decided it's too difficult to find spikes for the Harris series of bipods, so I'm going to have to build my own. This is also the perfect place to try out my new black oxide solution and have a new way to put a professional finish on bare steel parts.
Some process pictures of building mini grappling hooks with internal storage. A fun excuse to practice single point threading.
Wi-Fi remote controlled outlets and relay boards are a popular project for home automation. I have a couple projects were remote power control would be useful, but probably need a bit more range than most Wi-Fi routers can provide. So I'll build the same thing with my favorite long-range data radios.
This week I cover my preferred method for modeling features in a cylinder in FreeCAD, then some machine shop photos of the end result. Building tools to make more tools.