Monthly Archives: January 2011

What Hath Tom Wrought?

I uploaded some pictures of stuff that I made that I found on the camera. Here is the gate for the fence I made this spring A hickory handle that goes on….. a curved front drawer for the kitchen. to make a box for outgoing mail I sure hope you g… Continue reading

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Safety at Sea

For the radio ham, rescuing a foundering ship is all in a day’s work. When I was serving in the Air Force in Alaska as a machinist, I met a friend who worked in the weld shop who did just that. Ed Luteran, KL7HRN, was involved in the rescue of the… Continue reading

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A Boy and His Lathe

Here is my ten year old Tommy at work at the wood lathe he (we) got for Christmas. He’s getting the hang of it pretty quickly, Tommy doesn’t seem to like the taste of wood chips though. Continue reading

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Di Di Dah Dah Di Dit ????

I received an e-mail from google alerts for a search of my last name. It put me on the trail of an E-Bay auction for a photo with my grandfathers grocery store (that I’d never seen before) in the background. I couldn’t right click and save the pic… Continue reading

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Logan Lathe!

Today I removed from a friend’s basement an old Logan lathe. Even disassembled it was pretty heavy coming up the narrow stairway and through the house. It safely made the trip in the bed of my pick up truck home to my shop/shack. I think it’s safe… Continue reading

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Brain Food

Over at the E-HAM cw forum WX7G posted a link to this interesting abstract at the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health It seems the simple act of learning Morse code Increases neural activity and gray matter density. My… Continue reading

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Teaser

The other day I got lucky and worked Z21BB on 15 meters. Today I found this video. I listened to the audio for the possibility that my call sign (AB9NZ) could be in the pile-up, at the very end I heard the call AB9……ML Continue reading

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Cubby Holes Installed

Here is the box from the previous post being readied for, and finally installed. I think it will get a little drawer in the middle space. I worked Namibia and the Canary Islands between coats of varnish. Some guys get all the luck Continue reading

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Cubby Holes

Dorothy wants a shelf with some pigeon holes between some cabinets in our kitchen. Here is the project being readied for glue up. The wood is reclaimed oak that a friend gave me from a school tear-out. Continue reading

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Northwest Model Engineer’s Society

The first Monday of every month, the Northwest Model Engineers Society meets at 207 lee street in Mount Prospect Illinois at 7:00 pm. Any one living in or visiting the Chicago ares is urged to drop in and check it out. My brother John, KC9LGM, is … Continue reading

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