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Making of a fire hook

A Fire hook is designed for working with campfires where large or uneven logs are normally seen. In contrast, your typical household fire uses split logs that are mostly all the same size. Below are the steps we took to make this Fire hook and a few descriptions on the actual steps. Continue reading Making of a fire hook

Researching ways to improve scientist’s access to data. Programming software to solve humanity’s problems. Disseminating emergency preparedness knowledge. Sharing knowledge about science. Practicing amateur radio. Serving humanity through volunteer efforts. Drives a robot to work.
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A forge mishap and a caterpillar

This morning was like any other. I got the forge helpers their breakfast and went about our normal start-up routine. Today I was working on some smaller candle sticks so I cranked up the two burner, propane forge.

I’m setting out stock and clearing workspace when I realized the forge did not sound right. The blast was giving a higher pitch than normal and there was a distinct lack of heat radiating from the forge. I noticed that one of the burners had not caught and was just streaming small blue gas trails. I quickly grabbed for the kill value on the propane feed line as I was having visions of flying through the air via a propane catapult. Continue reading A forge mishap and a caterpillar

Researching ways to improve scientist’s access to data. Programming software to solve humanity’s problems. Disseminating emergency preparedness knowledge. Sharing knowledge about science. Practicing amateur radio. Serving humanity through volunteer efforts. Drives a robot to work.
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