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Cyser 1

May 13, 2017

Just heard of Cyser, a cider and mead hybrid. Giving it a try. My buddy Gary came over to help. Ingredients 1 gal water 1 gal organic apple juice – $8 5.5 lb local wildflower honey – $35 ½ tsp pectic enzyme 1 ½ tsp yeast energizer Yeast: Red Star Premier Blanc (champagne) – $1 […]

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Daikon Radish Pickles

April 30, 2017

Finally sharing some of my pickle adventures in detail so others can try things out. 1 cup daikon radish sticks 1 cup carrot sticks 6 cloves garlic 1/2 tsp cumin 1 tsp peppercorns sea salt spring water Peel the radish and carrots then cut into sticks. Put about 6 cloves of garlic into the bottom […]

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Apple Wine 1

March 5, 2017

Ingredients 15 lb Fuji apples – $22.50 2 gal organic apple juice – $18.00 8 oz date sugar Yeast: Red Star Premier Blanc (champagne, up to 17% alcohol) – $1.00 Notes I did not use pectin enzyme For > 10% alcohol, need 1.1 OG ( OSG: 1.0666 (1.064, add 0.0026 due to 80 F) FSG: […]

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A simple lightweight charging dock

March 20, 2016

Kathy P suggested a craft day so we all gathered on the back porch to make useful messes. Lynell painted a birdhouse, Kathy worked on her paper mache angel fish, and I made a wireless charging cradle.  

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IntelliJ for Atlassian Plugin Development

September 26, 2014

I had some trouble setting up IntelliJ with the Atlassian SDK.  Time to contribute! Tutorial: Set up the Atlassian Plugin SDK and Build a Project Help Doc: Configure IDEA to use the SDK Another poor soul entered an improvement ticket with similar questions: Maven Dependency Resolution Initially the generated sample project had compile and POM errors […]

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Back on track with Bukobot

August 18, 2014

After a long hiatus I buckled down to get going again with the printer.  I used the “nylon cold pull” technique to clear the nozzle… pretty slick trick. Ok here goes… Gumby Guns. My buddy Greg runs model trains and has cooked up a whole village of Gumbys and Benders to run the place.  Some […]

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Successful Prints and Nylon Is Tough

July 2, 2014

Yay finally!  I swapped out the cheapo PLA I got from Amazon for the good stuff from Matterhackers.  Working great! For more nerdy fun here’s video of it working… OK so with PLA mastered I was ready to tackle my dream… a cooler latch with a living hinge!  This has become my “white whale” project. […]

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Nearly successful calibration print

June 14, 2014

Huzzah!  After breaking a bunch of glass, cursing Kapton, and putting my laptop in the shop I finally have my calibration print.  Not done yet… hopefully I’m not jinxing it. My build plate temperature control seems to be stuck, it goes all the way to max no matter what I set it on.  It’s at […]

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Bukobot Assembly Part II

May 18, 2014

Finally I have time to continue! Ok now how do I run this thing? 😉

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Bukobot Assembly Part I

May 11, 2014

My Bukobot kit arrived yesterday so this morning I got to work. So many parts! I’m in nerd heaven. Whoever thought up this system for connecting milled aluminum bars was a genius. See how the clearance of nuts above the brackets creates slots for the aluminum channel? Also, the channel gap just the right size […]

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