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Wnderer
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Re: VanGogh Mosaic
Wnderer   7/28/2014 12:34:59 PM
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I guess firing up the kiln is more of winter project than a summer project.

mhrackin
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mhrackin   7/28/2014 10:37:49 AM
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A good friend of mine decided several years ago that what he needed was a stand-alone workshop/shed.  His house is on a couple of acres, and he started to doodle some designs and layouts for all his machinery (he has a pretty full collection of metal-working stuff).  What the final design turned out to be is a 2000 SF shop masquerading as a garage (for permit purposes) with a garage door on one end and a wide conventional entry door on the side.  BTW, he HAS a basement, but it's mostly finished out (he has a fairly large family).  He did most of the work himself with some help from extended family, but had a "pro" do the slab foundation.  Now THAT is dedication!

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Max The Magnificent   7/28/2014 10:28:17 AM
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@mhrackin: Ever since I first became a homeowner, having a large basement has always been a priority for me...

I woudl love a large basement -- but they are rare in Huntsville Alabama. I do keep on toying with the idea of building a large workshop ... all I need is money LOL

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Max The Magnificent   7/28/2014 10:26:26 AM
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@mhrackin: You all seem destined to end up as I have, with a basement full of projects in stages ranging from completed but abandoned by technological obsolescence to still in the conceptual phase...

Actually, most of my projects are progressing rather well, although they do tend to move in "fits and starts" -- I think you will be surprised by the progress I have to show in the next couple of months...

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Re: VanGogh Mosaic
Max The Magnificent   7/28/2014 10:24:06 AM
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@Wnderer: Speaking of projects, what happened to the Van Gogh Mosiac with home made ceramic bits?

Arrgghh -- that's the one project people always ask me about. The frame/base is sitting on the wooden chest outside my office -- I have a bunch of new glazes I want to experiment with -- I really need to fire up the kiln and get back to working on that ... but my weekends are now fully booked until the end of August (I only hope I won the lottery this past weekend -- I forgot to check the tickets -- if I did, I'll be able to devote a lot more time to my projects LOL)

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Re: At least you make progress...
Garcia-Lasheras   7/25/2014 7:57:13 AM
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@Antedeluvian: "My wife insists that I get my Vitamin D quotient"

Well, I'm happy to see that I'm not the only one who gets into this conflict when summer arrives ;-)

I received a brand-new RaspberryPi B+ last week and I've only been able to unbox it and take a look to the PCB design... I hope I'll be able to catch-up with my hobbyist project in September!

mhrackin
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mhrackin   7/24/2014 11:34:02 AM
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My collection has traveled with me from NJ (where I grew up) to Boston, Chicago, Ft. Lauderdale, Atlanta, Dallas, then back to Atlanta.  Very little "triage" in all that over 54 years!  Ever since I first became a homeowner, having a large basement has always been a priority for me (except in S. Florida and Texas, where they are non-existent or very rare).

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elizabethsimon   7/24/2014 11:27:25 AM
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Yes, I do seem to be headed in that direction along with significant spill over of parts into the garage. Since I've moved a few times, I don't have anything much earlier than about 2000 or so. I have actually finished a few along the way. The problem is that I can come up with projects far faster than I can do them...

 

mhrackin
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mhrackin   7/24/2014 11:10:00 AM
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You all seem destined to end up as I have, with a basement full of projects in stages ranging from completed but abandoned by technological obsolescence to still in the conceptual phase (usually including partial schematics, data sheets, and parts all sitting in a shoebox).  Some of mine go back to 1960 or so!  I did usually manage to complete my projects in the 1950s....  My big advantage is that as I do not undertake any projects that would entail resuscitating my ancient SW skills, most of the projects you are entangled with would never appear on my list!

Wnderer
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VanGogh Mosaic
Wnderer   7/24/2014 9:05:16 AM
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Speaking of projects, what happened to the Van Gogh Mosiac with home made ceramic bits?

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