Morning everybody. It's another fine day in paradise! Looking at some higher "relatively speaking" temps in the next few days and some rain. Could be the freezing type so watch out any of you out on these roads at night. 100% Columbian for me this morning. It's a light roast and very tasty with a toasted ciabatta roll. (my latest craze)
Old Mum's got the flu it seems and she probably should have gotten the flu shot. Ain't hindsight wonderful
She's got a tough constitution though and will get through it with a little of my chicken and dumpling soup.
Excellent work on the CNC machines guys. I too love machining things. My very first job back from the Mil was in a machine shop. I started on a turret lathe, then a Bridgeport (Great machine Dave!) and finally graduated to a horizontal milling machine called a Keller machine. You "rode" this bad boy up top in a chair tracing a finished part with a dummy cutter the size of the three below you. We were making wing spars three at a time for F16's. Later the machines were converted to tape drive CNC which looked like a player piano type paper roll. I was only there for a year, long enough to save some dosh for a cross country trip, but I loved the work. The place was later washed away in a flood when a dam broke but that's another story.
Might let the MO 116 burn down now and give it a clean out since the cookstove is done and it's in the 40's? Just like to see if there is much fly ash like ther was in the cookstove.
After that, I'm down to the garage and my little wood shop to fab up some inside storm windows I'd like to try out. The idea of the windows is simple. A wooden frame is made about ½ an inch smaller than the window frame it is to go in, and that frame is covered on both side with pieces of heat-shrink (polyolefin) plastic. Tape is used to cover the edge, the film is shrunk with a hair dryer, and a ½ inch foam weather striping is added around the edge. It's the open cell stuff that compresses easily and that friction holds them in place. It's abit like the "storm king" plastic film kits they use on old houses but thicker film and in a frame that is reusable. Now if they will only survive the cats!