Tuesday, October 30, 2007

A Busy Night

I had a busy night tonight. Dave came over and we set up Robosaw to finger joint some oak for a bookshelf he is building. It worked great!

Since I had the mess going I figured I would do some more work on the router table I am designing for my new router. I got quite a bit done, and basically just need to somehow mount the linear slides, create some sort of manual adjuster, and build a fixed fence. OK, I guess I have quite a ways to go yet...

Oh yeah! On the weekend Todd and I finished tolexing Coco so I could use the amp for band practice on Saturday. She's looking and sounding pretty darn sweet!

All that is left really is to come up with some nice faceplates to finish it off.

Now if you'll excuse me - I am going to go wash the sawdust out of my eyes, cough up a lungful of powdered MDF, and go to bed.

Happy Birthday to Me

So, yesterday I turned 33. I was going to write some deep, spiritual thing about getting older and then I figured what the heck - I'll wait until I'm 40 to do that.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Beer Machine Awesomeness

Perhaps this should be my next project...

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Sex With Robots!

According to this site, by 2050 people will be marrying and having sex with robots. Actually, they say that sex with robots could be here in as little as 5 years. I think my favorite line from the article is:

Instead of a woman saying, 'Darling, not tonight, I have a headache,' you could get 'Darling, I have a headache, why not use your robot?'

In fact, the article goes on to say There are people ready right now to marry sex toys. Really?? That strikes me as the ultimate Catch-22. I mean, I don't have to tell you what happens the instant you get married, so wouldn't you then be married to just a toy?

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

My New Router Is Here!

So my new router (the wood kind, not the ethernet kind) arrived today and it is a beast! Check it out:

I can't wait to try it out with the new 45 degree lock miter bit I picked up recently. I'm interested in seeing if a lock miter joint is as strong as the finger joints I am currently making with Robosaw. It would sure be a heck of a lot easier. The setup doesn't look too bad either.

The big thing is having a decent router table setup. The new router has above-the-table micro-adjustment, plus above-the-table bit changing - which for the price is awesome. My current router table sucks however, so I need to start shopping for a reasonably priced one that will allow me to use this new router to its full potential.

Facebook Gets "In Your Face"

Facebook has always had "ads", but is it just me or are they getting a little more crude? Check out the graphic on the right showing an ad that appeared in my sidebar the other day.

Gee...I wonder what kind of work I can do at home that will make me some "serious cash"? Sounds interesting!