Month: May 2019

Posted in In the Shop

3D Print PLUS Magic Marker

I tried printing this replacement keyboard key that features a microphone, finally got a good consistency by turning the heat down a bit. However, the…

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Posted in The Advertising

A poll for the ladies

I think it’s the lady on the upper right. She can’t be bothered with having a period, and makes her husband do it.

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Posted in In the Shop

3D Print resembles Overdone Grilled Cheese

I was puzzled by the odd “puddle” base and the bubbly texture when we printed this substitute keyboard key. Then, I realized that it reminds…

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Posted in Geocaching

THE PUP geocache could use some “Deep Woods OFF”.

We recently found a geocache called “THE PUP” in Lake Stevens- in some lovely woods behind the senior center. Teresa found a safety cone for…

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Harry Truman and Mount St. Helens
Posted in Back in My Day Flotsam

Mt. St. Helens ash? Or just fireplace sweepings?

Today is the 39th anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens, May 18th 1980. I was just 20 then, and barely noticed the ash…

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Misaligned part on BiBo
Posted in In the Shop

3D Printing is more about machine tweaking than printing

We just got a Bibo 3D printer/Laser Engraver, been trying to put it together; Ran into this poorly installed fan… That was an easy fix,…

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Ad for Ethyl gasoline additive
Posted in Back in My Day

Ethyl has gas.

Used to be some gasoline had a proprietary antiknock compound in it called “Ethyl”. If I had been old enough to be a gas station…

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Posted in Ephemera Flotsam

PIONEER CLUB: The honest Casino

The famed Pioneer Club lays it on the line in this 1948 gaming guide; “Maybe you’ll TAKE the SLOT MACHINES… or vice versa!” Nevermind the…

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