What’s Happening — 9.25.17

Well for the the last 3 weeks I’ve been working on wrapping up outside projects before the rains come. That all started with having nine trees on the property dropped. 4 were way to close to the house. 


Then there were 3 others whom were either dead / dying or diseased. 


And another couple of trees that we’re just in the way of the others.  The property has many more trees – so no worries for the remainder. 


I’ve spend the rest of the time cleaning up. “Bucking” up the limbs – hauling those away to be further trimmed and piled for burning season.   All the logs are cut down to rounds and pilled up for the winter. When I get time I’ll work on splitting it all. I think we will end up with around 2 cord after it’s all stacked. 


Between all that logging work … I got a chance to go to a local “Tiny House” show … which was pretty interesting… I was looking to get more ideas for the yurt.  It was cool to meet and chat with you tube stars as well. 

Lastly, I unpacked my kickstarter… “Shot Box”. Which is pretty nifty.  It has built in LED lighting… as well as a tray for my smartphone to shoot photos. 


I took some quick pictures… I plan on taking more after I get some backdrops worked out. 


I’ll need to play with the lighting – and with my manual camera apps to see what I can ge consistently. But these shots turned out well for just setting up the box. 

Alright, that’s it for now. 

-d

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This Week in Hobby – 7.10.17

This last week didn’t allow for much hobby time.  But I did get the Yurt window wrapped up. 


I also picked up the lumber for the front porch. I should be starting that project this week. 


I did get this Kickstarter this week …


“Fast Pandas Pizza” ….  food cart thing for sci-fi (Infinity) settings.  Right now it is a box of parts. I dry fit some of the basic parts …


It should go together pretty easily.  And the molds and details are wonderful. 


Looks cool, something I’ll get together this winter lol. 

-d

Another Week (or so) in Hobby – 2.2.17

Well, winter has relented for the last week or so. Snows are all melted for now so I got out for a couple of chilly rounds of disc golf. 
On the hobby table nothing has really changed. I hadn’t really gotten time to do much hobby stuff. But I did get my long awaited Kickstarter “TIKO” 3D printer. (About a full year behind schedule). 


I’ve only begone to play with this printer. It so much reminds me of the early 80’s and getting my hands on my first home computer (TI-99-4a). Lots of exploring to do with this.



I have only made some basic things so far. But after I get things figured out and dialed in I’ll have a full review. For now it’s just exciting to figure it out. 

My hope is to use it to make terrain and gaming stuff. My wife wants to play with making some earrings and stuff too. 

– d