I’m having a new custom set of ceramic poker chips made. Please let me know what you think about them. Ceramic chips are typically 10 to 12 grams in weight and are exactly 39mm in diameter. The nice part about ceramic chips is that they have a smooth surface. They start off completely white/blank and… Read More »Introducing my new custom Crazy Cats Poker chips
This new pen just arrived. I’ve got it inked up and will start using it this week and update this review with my feedback. I think we can all agree that the look of a pen is a key ingredient in the overall experience of using a fountain pen. The silver and black combination gives… Read More »New Fountain Pen – MONTEVERDE USA – Jewelria
Remember that Heating and Cooling systems work the best when they have clean filters. Replacing them is simple. Just buy the new filter, walk over to the AC unit and pull out the old filter and put the new one in. A good rule of thumb is every 45 days. I recommend setting a repeating… Read More »Helpful Tip – Heating and Cooling works best with clean filters
Hi all. I have had a few questions about which speed loader to get. Some people like simple, some people like fancy. I say go for the best value and get your money’s worth. Here is simple and cost effective tool that will provide years of service. This one is compatible with all 9mm magazines,… Read More »Speedloaders
So, you finally found a great deal on night vision. How do you protect it when you travel? Take this great unit available on Amazon. It’s important to protect it from random bumps in the road and bouncing around in the car/truck. Here is a great deal on a waterproof case that you can customize… Read More »Got night vision? How do you protect it while traveling?
The Converter is a small filling mechanism. It fits on a pen that can also accept a cartridge. Nib: the metal tip of a fountain pen that places the ink on the paper. Cap: the part of a pen that covers the nib and connects to the pen body. Barrel: the long section of the… Read More »Anatomy of a fountain pen
I have been learning how to make fountain pens. Here is an excellent video on how to turn your own pen. It’s pretty simple. You just need a Lathe and good place to work. A standard lathe, with speeds laid out in steps and a manual move the belt form one-pulley-to-the-next speed change method is… Read More »Learn how to make your own Fountain Pen
Just picked up a new custom made knife. De Villiers, Andre It was made by André. He started making knives while at school in South Africa. His father’s need for a hunting knife snowballed into a career of making custom hand forged Damascus knifes. Now he makes all kinds of knives, ranging from folders to… Read More »New Custom Knife
Whether you are outdoors hunting or just walking through the woods to enjoy nature, these will help you hear all the sounds of the forest. These are especially great for Bird Watching. You can hear many more bird calls when wearing these. It makes it easier to indentify where and what species of bird you… Read More »A walk through the woods…
Pi-hole is a handy and easy to setup on a raspberry pi. It literally takes minutes to install and run. Once up and running it allows you to block ads on any device connected to your network. That’s right, any iPad, laptop, Smart TV, anything! It’s powerful and simple to administer. First get a raspberry… Read More »Pi-hole – control what ads you see across your whole network
I have a wide range of hobbies. Everything from outdoor activities, electronics (raspberry pi) projects to custom made knives and 3d printing. For example, here is my Raspberry Pi setup with a Software Defined Radio USB stick (SDR). It’s easy to setup and a fun hobby. All you need is the following: https://www.amazon.com/FlightAware-FA-PROSTICKPLUS-1-Receiver-Built-Filter/dp/B01M7REJJW And an… Read More »ADS-B (How to track and show the airplanes flying in your local area in real time)
I started working on these back in 2007. Yes, that looooooong ago. I decided to revive the project. Please give me some feedback. Which one do you like? Any ideas or suggestions for tweaks is welcome. Basically it’s a new take on the casino designs from the 1950’s. The plan is to have these hot… Read More »Been working on a “new” old chip design
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