Projects

  • DYI Equatorial Mount -Turning Axles
    Since deciding I wanted to start a DYI Equatorial Mount for my budding astrophotography career, I have been going searching for parts. As luck would have it, my brother was rebuilding his patio and gave me a mount for his old satellite dish antennae. The piece is not perfect, but…
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  • DYI German Equatorial Mount planning
    As a photographer, I have long understood the need for a good tripod and camera mount when operating in low light and thus a need for a DYI German Equatorial Mount for my tripod. Recently, I have started thinking about pursuing my love of photography again. I love taking landscape…
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  • South Bend Lathe is upgraded with new tool post
    Last year, I was fortunate enough to acquire a 1945 South Bend lathe Model 9A. Prior to the 1960's the history is known, but after the 1960's this lathe served as a hobbyist lathe, and saw very easy use. The ways were straight and after a bit of clean up,…
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  • Aging “The General”
    Getting Closer to Chips on the South Bend 9A AKA "The General" In July, 2018 I was gifted a South Bend lathe, model 9A which I have named, "The General" due do a red badge found in it, which reads: THIS MACHINE CONFORMS TO THE ORDERS OF THE WAR PRODUCTION…
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  • A gently used South Bend 9A Lathe
    Last year in July, 2018 I received a phone call offering me an old South Bend 9A lathe and a mill. I will not go into the details here, but it was a extremely generous offer which I would have been foolish to decline. The only issue that I had…
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  • Destination4x4.com start up
    [caption id="attachment_829" align="aligncenter" width="740"] Destination4x4.com[/caption] I own and operate a website called Destination4x4.com.  I started the website about two years ago with the primary goal of keeping my website skill set at a cutting edge of website development.  My past projects include a lot of LAMP based database driven content…
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