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2021-07-30 8:25:36 PM  
Made a new entertainment center from raw walnut and cherry.
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2021-07-30 8:31:22 PM  
I installed a hands free kitchen faucet and a new garbage disposal.
 
2021-07-30 8:33:28 PM  
Kitchen remodel.


No, there are no photos.  There will never be photos. Anyone who takes pictures of their primary domicile and posts them online deserves whatever they have come their way.

--Ron "effing" Swanson for all you know.
 
2021-07-30 8:55:09 PM  
I found an excuse to buy a Dremel finally, I bought a used German luxury performance sedan and have done all the work on it myself, installed a "white picket fence" like the Fiancee wanted, got the deck up to hosting status with plans for a misting setup, wall mounted every screen in the house and hid all the wires, replaced several outlets, installed a doorbell and wireless security cam with flood light and motion sensing, and did all the graphic design and photography for the Fiancee's band's first album.

I cut back on drinking, had to do something.
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2021-07-30 8:57:14 PM  
Also the blackout curtains have cut our energy costs 20-25% easily both heating and cooling, highly suggested.
 
2021-07-30 9:02:37 PM  
I made a bunch of starship Enterprise models and then I got a new gaming laptop and I forgot about everything else.
 
2021-07-30 9:02:52 PM  
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I made this palette from an entertainment center.
 
2021-07-30 9:10:21 PM  
To be honest, with two kids <5, all I did was some gardening and finish one needlepoint project. My biggest accomplishment was potty-training my then 2-year old during the lockdown.
 
2021-07-30 9:10:56 PM  
I built an 8 by 10 shed from a kit I bought from Lowes.  I got laid off so I had the time.  It was good to have something to distract me from life for a few weeks.
 
2021-07-30 9:15:02 PM  
It took me 8 months (or so) of saving money into Amazon "Gift Card" account. Before I finally bought this for the SO for our Anniversary. A month early.

A SNAP MAKER. https://www.youtube.com/watch?​v=A1w5zu​hKiog&t=979s

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It does laser engraving....CNC...and 3D plastic printing with filaments.

It's farken extravagant. But I have ideas for things to be printed.....like Xmas ornaments, Buttplugs, little hooks to hang up iWatch bands, Buttplugs., and laser engraved coaster from the tree limb that  fell  last month...and Xmas cards with pop up items, little hooks to hang things on in the kitchen, buttplugs...and laser cutting bussiness cards...and laser engraving wallets messenger bags and fabricating custom sized buttplugs.


Also...I think for the 'proper' anniversary I'll laser etch a quiche. Or cookies. It's a test.
 
2021-07-30 9:22:21 PM  

optikeye: It took me 8 months (or so) of saving money into Amazon "Gift Card" account. Before I finally bought this for the SO for our Anniversary. A month early.

A SNAP MAKER. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v​=A1w5zuhKiog&t=979s

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It does laser engraving....CNC...and 3D plastic printing with filaments.

It's farken extravagant. But I have ideas for things to be printed.....like Xmas ornaments, Buttplugs, little hooks to hang up iWatch bands, Buttplugs., and laser engraved coaster from the tree limb that  fell  last month...and Xmas cards with pop up items, little hooks to hang things on in the kitchen, buttplugs...and laser cutting bussiness cards...and laser engraving wallets messenger bags and fabricating custom sized buttplugs.


Also...I think for the 'proper' anniversary I'll laser etch a quiche. Or cookies. It's a test.


Pro-tip:  Go for the largest layer height for the buttplugs, a 0.8 nozzle can really give some good graduated layers without any anti-aliasing to smooth them out.  Last thing you want is a smooth transitional layer height like 0.1 or less.

According to my friend who has a 3D printer and does that sort of thing all the time because they keep breaking because PLA sucks.  According to my friend.
 
2021-07-30 9:26:31 PM  
Oh ...and it's also expandable. I can give him a 'lathe' thingy to do wood turning to make pens, pepper grinders, dildos, or little bowl and spoons.
 
2021-07-30 9:27:51 PM  

BumpInTheNight: optikeye: It took me 8 months (or so) of saving money into Amazon "Gift Card" account. Before I finally bought this for the SO for our Anniversary. A month early.

A SNAP MAKER. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v​=A1w5zuhKiog&t=979s

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It does laser engraving....CNC...and 3D plastic printing with filaments.

It's farken extravagant. But I have ideas for things to be printed.....like Xmas ornaments, Buttplugs, little hooks to hang up iWatch bands, Buttplugs., and laser engraved coaster from the tree limb that  fell  last month...and Xmas cards with pop up items, little hooks to hang things on in the kitchen, buttplugs...and laser cutting bussiness cards...and laser engraving wallets messenger bags and fabricating custom sized buttplugs.


Also...I think for the 'proper' anniversary I'll laser etch a quiche. Or cookies. It's a test.

Pro-tip:  Go for the largest layer height for the buttplugs, a 0.8 nozzle can really give some good graduated layers without any anti-aliasing to smooth them out.  Last thing you want is a smooth transitional layer height like 0.1 or less.

According to my friend who has a 3D printer and does that sort of thing all the time because they keep breaking because PLA sucks.  According to my friend.


This is good advice I count on from Fark.
 
2021-07-30 9:35:37 PM  
Well, I'm definatly going to be checking out laser etching foods. Cookies, brownies, pies, and quiches...etc.

Just to get the power levels and software down.

I'd like to have halloween cookies etched...and a sweet potato pie for the thanksgiving dinner with a personalized message.

Oh...and a laser melted creme burlee kinda desert cup with lots of cross hatched stuff.
Well, I'm gonna need to order another set of "LASER GLASSES" for the kitchen.

/fark...it's the 21st century and I'm actually cooking with lasers in a global pandemic...this is weird.
 
2021-07-30 9:40:21 PM  

optikeye: Well, I'm definatly going to be checking out laser etching foods. Cookies, brownies, pies, and quiches...etc.

Just to get the power levels and software down.

I'd like to have halloween cookies etched...and a sweet potato pie for the thanksgiving dinner with a personalized message.

Oh...and a laser melted creme burlee kinda desert cup with lots of cross hatched stuff.
Well, I'm gonna need to order another set of "LASER GLASSES" for the kitchen.

/fark...it's the 21st century and I'm actually cooking with lasers in a global pandemic...this is weird.


Not to mention you can use it to remove nasty crap from your salads:
A Robot That Picks Tomatoes Out of Your Salad
Youtube c2gq4IwIc_s


/but seriously, these contraptions are total game-changers for any of those little 'I just need a little part that can do X'
 
2021-07-30 9:43:54 PM  
Well, it is not just me.

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2021-07-30 10:18:03 PM  
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2021-07-30 10:19:51 PM  

optikeye: It took me 8 months (or so) of saving money into Amazon "Gift Card" account. Before I finally bought this for the SO for our Anniversary. A month early.

A SNAP MAKER. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v​=A1w5zuhKiog&t=979s

[Fark user image 850x850]

It does laser engraving....CNC...and 3D plastic printing with filaments.

It's farken extravagant. But I have ideas for things to be printed.....like Xmas ornaments, Buttplugs, little hooks to hang up iWatch bands, Buttplugs., and laser engraved coaster from the tree limb that  fell  last month...and Xmas cards with pop up items, little hooks to hang things on in the kitchen, buttplugs...and laser cutting bussiness cards...and laser engraving wallets messenger bags and fabricating custom sized buttplugs.


Also...I think for the 'proper' anniversary I'll laser etch a quiche. Or cookies. It's a test.


Yes I watched the whole thing, and yes I want one now.
I was waiting for an excuse to get a 3d printer, mainly the excuse of space for that whole shebang, this would be a good all in one solution for my home tinkering needs. Nice!
 
2021-07-30 10:21:52 PM  
A mean hot toddy.
 
2021-07-30 10:27:09 PM  

Markoff_Cheney: Yes I watched the whole thing, and yes I want one now.
I was waiting for an excuse to get a 3d printer, mainly the excuse o


There's a lathe expansion module. I kinda want. To make pepper grinders and PENS for pen turning.
 
2021-07-30 10:31:57 PM  

optikeye: Markoff_Cheney: Yes I watched the whole thing, and yes I want one now.
I was waiting for an excuse to get a 3d printer, mainly the excuse o

There's a lathe expansion module. I kinda want. To make pepper grinders and PENS for pen turning.


Between the software, the few work arounds, googling specs, that is all stuff I want to get into. I just need the space, money, and first off need. 
I need to justify it. THEN! I will begin my shiatty engineering phase of home hobbying, improvement, and tinkering. 
I've taken to home and auto ownership full bore, the late model BMWs aren't as scary as they make em out to be! Neither is basic electrics, plumbing, all of it. 
I got insanely lucky during the pandemic and took full advantage.
 
2021-07-30 10:33:21 PM  
What have you actually made with it so far optikeye?
 
2021-07-30 10:34:26 PM  
First I got into 3D printing, then I did ham radio and SDR, and now I'm doing a CORS NTRIP caster for hyper accurate GPS corrections.  I'm linking that into an Ardupilot flight controller on a 4 meter carbon fiber zeppelin and I'm going to take HD video of the neighborhood while I fly it around.

The zeppelin will be floated with a Volcano pot vaporizer bag.  Unused.  Probably.
 
2021-07-30 10:35:56 PM  

optikeye: Markoff_Cheney: Yes I watched the whole thing, and yes I want one now.
I was waiting for an excuse to get a 3d printer, mainly the excuse o

There's a lathe expansion module. I kinda want. To make pepper grinders and PENS for pen turning.


Serious advice though:  Bed leveling is a really crucial function of all those kinds of things, swapping out the primary function requires getting it lined up really precise and could become a tedious series of actions that ends up leaving it with whatever function you've got setup because its so much work to change it out.  We're talking a 0.01mm different in height leads to total print fail right.  Sometimes a machine per task is actually better.  Just a heads up that switching modes might be more work then its worth....so buy more then one :)

Oh and noise wise I've found a good dampener system of putting a layer of cardboard box with a patio stone atop of that is a great platform to put a printer on to eat its movement noises vs the table beneath.
 
2021-07-30 10:42:13 PM  

Markoff_Cheney: What have you actually made with it so far optikeye?


Just got it last week.
So far I've made payments.
Well and burned some paper stuff.

I need to find a better home for it other than sitting the 'parlor' on it's styrofoam packing stuff.

Soon tho....SOOOn.
 
2021-07-30 10:45:19 PM  
I made an astronomically over-engineered temperature controller for my brew fridge and turned the crummy old rec room into a fairly decent home theatre.
 
2021-07-30 10:45:47 PM  

BumpInTheNight: optikeye: Markoff_Cheney: Yes I watched the whole thing, and yes I want one now.
I was waiting for an excuse to get a 3d printer, mainly the excuse o

There's a lathe expansion module. I kinda want. To make pepper grinders and PENS for pen turning.

Serious advice though:  Bed leveling is a really crucial function of all those kinds of things, swapping out the primary function requires getting it lined up really precise and could become a tedious series of actions that ends up leaving it with whatever function you've got setup because its so much work to change it out.  We're talking a 0.01mm different in height leads to total print fail right.  Sometimes a machine per task is actually better.  Just a heads up that switching modes might be more work then its worth....so buy more then one :)

Oh and noise wise I've found a good dampener system of putting a layer of cardboard box with a patio stone atop of that is a great platform to put a printer on to eat its movement noises vs the table beneath.



And that..Bed Leveling is something I"m aware of.....now the device is just sitting 'unboxed' and does not have a 'foreever home' we both can agree on.....for now.
I'm not in a big rush.
But I'd like to etch a pie.
 
2021-07-30 10:49:03 PM  

optikeye: Markoff_Cheney: What have you actually made with it so far optikeye?

Just got it last week.
So far I've made payments.
Well and burned some paper stuff.

I need to find a better home for it other than sitting the 'parlor' on it's styrofoam packing stuff.

Soon tho....SOOOn.


Once they're dialed in, you don't want to go moving them.
 
2021-07-30 10:49:46 PM  

optikeye: BumpInTheNight: optikeye: Markoff_Cheney: Yes I watched the whole thing, and yes I want one now.
I was waiting for an excuse to get a 3d printer, mainly the excuse o

There's a lathe expansion module. I kinda want. To make pepper grinders and PENS for pen turning.

Serious advice though:  Bed leveling is a really crucial function of all those kinds of things, swapping out the primary function requires getting it lined up really precise and could become a tedious series of actions that ends up leaving it with whatever function you've got setup because its so much work to change it out.  We're talking a 0.01mm different in height leads to total print fail right.  Sometimes a machine per task is actually better.  Just a heads up that switching modes might be more work then its worth....so buy more then one :)

Oh and noise wise I've found a good dampener system of putting a layer of cardboard box with a patio stone atop of that is a great platform to put a printer on to eat its movement noises vs the table beneath.


And that..Bed Leveling is something I"m aware of.....now the device is just sitting 'unboxed' and does not have a 'foreever home' we both can agree on.....for now.
I'm not in a big rush.
But I'd like to etch a pie.


You don't need a level bed for the laser, thank God!
 
2021-07-30 10:55:31 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: optikeye: BumpInTheNight: optikeye: Markoff_Cheney: Yes I watched the whole thing, and yes I want one now.
I was waiting for an excuse to get a 3d printer, mainly the excuse o

There's a lathe expansion module. I kinda want. To make pepper grinders and PENS for pen turning.

Serious advice though:  Bed leveling is a really crucial function of all those kinds of things, swapping out the primary function requires getting it lined up really precise and could become a tedious series of actions that ends up leaving it with whatever function you've got setup because its so much work to change it out.  We're talking a 0.01mm different in height leads to total print fail right.  Sometimes a machine per task is actually better.  Just a heads up that switching modes might be more work then its worth....so buy more then one :)

Oh and noise wise I've found a good dampener system of putting a layer of cardboard box with a patio stone atop of that is a great platform to put a printer on to eat its movement noises vs the table beneath.


And that..Bed Leveling is something I"m aware of.....now the device is just sitting 'unboxed' and does not have a 'foreever home' we both can agree on.....for now.
I'm not in a big rush.
But I'd like to etch a pie.

You don't need a level bed for the laser, thank God!


Aye that function is definitely the most forgiving on that front.  But printing stuff from the bed into its form yah that's a total process to confirm all is good.  Optikeye the best advice here is you build it on something that's utterly flat, like a kitchen counter or something like that, any warping in the frame will cause continuous frustration.
 
2021-07-30 11:05:03 PM  
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Made some lamps, another one is upstairs on my wife's desk. Built a shed, made some shelves for the laundry alcove and linen closet. Lined the back of the closet with pallet wood. Set up a small bar
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2021-07-30 11:07:53 PM  
Made a pad for my sister and her kids to set up beehives upon.

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Wrote a long reference document for my nephew to learn Raspberry Pi Raspbian and a few languages.

Fixed two sections of fencing and pulled a tree stump.

Re-hung a garage door, including fabricating custom roller-spring tensioning rods (well, ok, I cut 36" of round steel 1/4" stock cut in half)

Made a new altitude-adjustment rod for a 40 year old Sears and Roebucks refractor telescope out of an 18" round steel rod I had from somewhere and found the eyepieces.

Did a Python re-write of an FTP Honeytrap that I wrote years ago, to get practice with Python.

Created a lamp for my workroom stairwell out of aluminum angle iron and red LED automobile tail-light lamps.

Extended my C# class library by a few thousand lines, including solar calculations and latitude-longitude distance calculation classes.

Helped my younger nephew remove, clean and gap sparkplugs.

There were more, minor things. I wasn't bored.
 
2021-07-30 11:08:42 PM  
I'll be moving it this week and discussing with the SO about placement.

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2021-07-30 11:11:03 PM  

maxheck: sister and her kids to set up beehives upon.

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I was thinking about doing this. How are they enjoying it? Any issues with neighbors?
 
2021-07-30 11:18:47 PM  
Nope. I didn't do shiat.

/kinda sad really
 
2021-07-30 11:21:57 PM  
I helped my nieces make a paper towel holder out of a plastic coat hanger after they watched a "hack" video(as they called it) on youtube.  I had to modify the youtube design by clear taping two hangers together for more durability.  They still use it at my sister's house.

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I had a bench swing which the fabric of the canopy and bench was basically trash after years of sitting in the sun.  The swing looked similar to this one.

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So I removed the bench and canopy and was left with just outer frame.  Original idea was to use it to hang plants but realized it would make a great big wheel/bike rack for my nieces so I gave it to my sister giving her much needed extra garage space as you can put things under the hanging big wheels/bikes.

Admittedly I'm not much of a maker however I make a killer sandwich.

/reduce, reuse, recycle, repurpose
 
2021-07-30 11:33:03 PM  

ltnor: maxheck: sister and her kids to set up beehives upon.

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I was thinking about doing this. How are they enjoying it? Any issues with neighbors?


There really aren't neighbors, which is why they located it here. Sister and kids live near Baltimore in a 1/4 acre lot, and their neighbors use lawn chemicals, hence the siting here in the boondocks.

Both the bees and the humans seem to be enjoying it, we'll see how well the primates like it after a few years. The bees, however, seem to be going berzerk... Busy as can be, lots of pollen to gather.

The Queen died in the further hive right after they moved in, probably stress, but being bees they had an answer for that. Within a week they were feeding Royal Jelly to some of the larvae, and a little later were producing more bees.

Those suckers are resilient!

I'll let you google the up front costs (significant, $450 - $600) but once they're established, they pretty much take care of themselves forever.

Now I need sign my nephews up for a mead making brewing course! :D

In a better answer to your question, so long as you don't physically mess with the hive, bees are quite happy to co-exist with humans. I mow the lawn with a loud tractor just off the pad, they don't care. They have bee things to attend to.
 
2021-07-30 11:37:30 PM  

maxheck: ltnor: maxheck: sister and her kids to set up beehives upon.

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I was thinking about doing this. How are they enjoying it? Any issues with neighbors?

There really aren't neighbors, which is why they located it here. Sister and kids live near Baltimore in a 1/4 acre lot, and their neighbors use lawn chemicals, hence the siting here in the boondocks.

Both the bees and the humans seem to be enjoying it, we'll see how well the primates like it after a few years. The bees, however, seem to be going berzerk... Busy as can be, lots of pollen to gather.

The Queen died in the further hive right after they moved in, probably stress, but being bees they had an answer for that. Within a week they were feeding Royal Jelly to some of the larvae, and a little later were producing more bees.

Those suckers are resilient!

I'll let you google the up front costs (significant, $450 - $600) but once they're established, they pretty much take care of themselves forever.

Now I need sign my nephews up for a mead making brewing course! :D

In a better answer to your question, so long as you don't physically mess with the hive, bees are quite happy to co-exist with humans. I mow the lawn with a loud tractor just off the pad, they don't care. They have bee things to attend to.


I saw the local farm store had some bee keeping equipment and it looked to be on sale. Good to know about the pad, if I do this I will definitely put one in.
 
2021-07-30 11:37:47 PM  
Built plywood bookshelves and a desk for my daughter.
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2021-07-30 11:42:01 PM  

Closed_Minded_Bastage: Built plywood bookshelves and a desk for my daughter.
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Got any pets bud?  If so bring that PC off the carpet floor as much as you can to save yourself a lot of maintenance with its fans/airflow.
 
2021-07-30 11:43:32 PM  

ltnor: maxheck: ltnor: maxheck: sister and her kids to set up beehives upon.

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I was thinking about doing this. How are they enjoying it? Any issues with neighbors?

There really aren't neighbors, which is why they located it here. Sister and kids live near Baltimore in a 1/4 acre lot, and their neighbors use lawn chemicals, hence the siting here in the boondocks.

Both the bees and the humans seem to be enjoying it, we'll see how well the primates like it after a few years. The bees, however, seem to be going berzerk... Busy as can be, lots of pollen to gather.

The Queen died in the further hive right after they moved in, probably stress, but being bees they had an answer for that. Within a week they were feeding Royal Jelly to some of the larvae, and a little later were producing more bees.

Those suckers are resilient!

I'll let you google the up front costs (significant, $450 - $600) but once they're established, they pretty much take care of themselves forever.

Now I need sign my nephews up for a mead making brewing course! :D

In a better answer to your question, so long as you don't physically mess with the hive, bees are quite happy to co-exist with humans. I mow the lawn with a loud tractor just off the pad, they don't care. They have bee things to attend to.

I saw the local farm store had some bee keeping equipment and it looked to be on sale. Good to know about the pad, if I do this I will definitely put one in.


There are beekeeping courses pretty much everywhere, often put forth by local beekeeper chapters. If you can find one that fits your time and budget, go for it! Heck, I've learned an amazing amount just from osmosing from my sister and company!

I'd say go for it! It's kinda amazing.
 
2021-07-30 11:51:00 PM  
I built a dad bod
 
2021-07-30 11:56:03 PM  

ltnor: maxheck: ltnor: maxheck: sister and her kids to set up beehives upon.

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I was thinking about doing this. How are they enjoying it? Any issues with neighbors?

There really aren't neighbors, which is why they located it here. Sister and kids live near Baltimore in a 1/4 acre lot, and their neighbors use lawn chemicals, hence the siting here in the boondocks.

Both the bees and the humans seem to be enjoying it, we'll see how well the primates like it after a few years. The bees, however, seem to be going berzerk... Busy as can be, lots of pollen to gather.

The Queen died in the further hive right after they moved in, probably stress, but being bees they had an answer for that. Within a week they were feeding Royal Jelly to some of the larvae, and a little later were producing more bees.

Those suckers are resilient!

I'll let you google the up front costs (significant, $450 - $600) but once they're established, they pretty much take care of themselves forever.

Now I need sign my nephews up for a mead making brewing course! :D

In a better answer to your question, so long as you don't physically mess with the hive, bees are quite happy to co-exist with humans. I mow the lawn with a loud tractor just off the pad, they don't care. They have bee things to attend to.

I saw the local farm store had some bee keeping equipment and it looked to be on sale. Good to know about the pad, if I do this I will definitely put one in.


Wouldn't worry too much about the pad. I had gravel and pavers and a random assortment of cinderblocks on hand.

One layer of cinderblocks raising the hives off the ground would probably do just as well.
 
2021-07-30 11:56:36 PM  

Russ1642: I built a dad bod


What a coincidence!
 
2021-07-30 11:57:33 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Closed_Minded_Bastage: Built plywood bookshelves and a desk for my daughter.
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Got any pets bud?  If so bring that PC off the carpet floor as much as you can to save yourself a lot of maintenance with its fans/airflow.


Blow out your PC with a leaf blower!
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Every six months, it works!
(Of course I block the fans from spinning)
 
2021-07-31 12:08:34 AM  
I did the sourdough starter thing. It took a bit to get it right, but now I've got Doughy McDoughface happily residing in my refrigerator. As long as I make something with them every other week or so, they stay healthy and viable.

When I started out, I was doing a round hard loaf in a Dutch oven. Now I make a sandwich bread in a loaf pan, cooked in a steamy oven. My most recent was all whole wheat flour (with the exception of the starter) and it isn't too bad. I've done bagels, too.
 
2021-07-31 12:12:07 AM  
Sort of DIY, I slowly digitized all my old negatives.  I laughed at the cost of bringing them somewhere to be scanned.  I already had a macro lens, so I bought bellows and a slide/negative holder.  Attach them to the camera, adjust focus, and snap... times 1,000 or so.  Then invert, adjust contrast, adjust colors.

I also got back into film photography in general while taking on this project.  I wanted to be low-budget, so I bought a bulk 100ft roll of film and started developing in Caffenol.  A mix of instant coffee, sodium carbonate, and vitamin C can give pretty darn good results, and it's a heck of a lot cheaper than paying a lab to develop it.

Here's a recent shot from some 16mm microfilm rolled into an old 110 cartridge, then shot in a Pentax Auto 110:
 
2021-07-31 12:13:23 AM  

Sarah Jessica Farker: I did the sourdough starter thing. It took a bit to get it right, but now I've got Doughy McDoughface happily residing in my refrigerator. As long as I make something with them every other week or so, they stay healthy and viable.

When I started out, I was doing a round hard loaf in a Dutch oven. Now I make a sandwich bread in a loaf pan, cooked in a steamy oven. My most recent was all whole wheat flour (with the exception of the starter) and it isn't too bad. I've done bagels, too.


How is Doughy McDoughface? Makes tasty? Should I ask for a culture?
 
2021-07-31 12:13:26 AM  
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2021-07-31 12:16:52 AM  

kittyhas1000legs: Sort of DIY, I slowly digitized all my old negatives.  I laughed at the cost of bringing them somewhere to be scanned.  I already had a macro lens, so I bought bellows and a slide/negative holder.  Attach them to the camera, adjust focus, and snap... times 1,000 or so.  Then invert, adjust contrast, adjust colors.

I also got back into film photography in general while taking on this project.  I wanted to be low-budget, so I bought a bulk 100ft roll of film and started developing in Caffenol.  A mix of instant coffee, sodium carbonate, and vitamin C can give pretty darn good results, and it's a heck of a lot cheaper than paying a lab to develop it.

Here's a recent shot from some 16mm microfilm rolled into an old 110 cartridge, then shot in a Pentax Auto 110:


When you're done with that, I may want to buy it from you. Dad was a trained photographer, captured some incredible stuff from all over, but did everything on slides.

Carts and carts of slides.

POP! with a flashcube.
 
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