Tuesday, August 31, 2021


Going to attempt to repair a neighbor's generator that was bought on sale from Harbor Freight as a reconditioned unit.  It stopped putting out any power after only 2 weeks of use.  I am going to replace the AVR and brushes - but I think it has deeper problems.  It runs fine - but rough, and I noticed that the center lug on the rotor isn't spinning true.  If you look closely at the photo, you can see that it is off center.  That can't be a good thing... 90,96,78,0,B

Monday, August 30, 2021

Sunday, August 29, 2021

You've been warned...

 We don’t like to dwell on warnings because we think they’ll get in the way of enjoying life (the pandemic is a perfect example), but it’s imperative to pay attention to them. For instance, Jesus gave us a clear warning while sending out His disciples to proclaim God’s coming kingdom (Matthew 10:7). He said, “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven” (vv. 32–33).

We have a choice. In love, God provided a Savior and a plan for us to be in His presence for eternity. But if we turn away from God and choose to reject His message of salvation and the real life He offers for both now and forever, we lose out on the opportunity to be with Him.

May we trust in Jesus, the One who chose to save us from being eternally separated from the One who loves and made us.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Pandemic Saturday


The evidence is overwhelming that the resurgence of the pandemic is the direct responsibility of Covid deniers and those who refuse to get vaccinated or practice any of the suggested safety guidelines.  Unfortunately, the future outcome of coronavirus on the population falls on the backs of complete idiots who follow the plethora of internet misinformation and conspiracy theories, and/or have distorted views of what they believe are their "personal freedoms".  If you express anything different in the comments - you obviously have no idea what you are talking about and you are part of the problem.    

Friday, August 27, 2021

Thursday, August 26, 2021

A challenging project...

Helping out with A LOT of finishing details on a house that has been under construction for 15 years.  87,92,74,0,B

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Gennie love...

Recently had to loan out my 3000 watt All Power generator so I thought I would see how my trusty old Generac was doing.  This generator is 12 years old and powered through a lot of projects as well as all the welding I did on the greenhouse.  All I have done for this over the years is replace the AVR and brushes twice.  Easily got it started after sitting idle for over 3 years (I am a big fan of starting fluid) - but the carb and gas lines are shot.  Ordered replacement parts for a total of $44.34 on Amazon.  92,98,78,0,B

Monday, August 23, 2021

QR Coin...


...for a client in Alpine.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Pandemic Saturday

How bad will the global pandemic have to get before (1.  everyone chooses to get vaccinated  2.  governments mandate and strictly enforce vaccination  3. it simply kills off all the unvaccinated and ends there).  Will any of these scenarios happen in time if need be?   Is it already too late? 

Friday, August 20, 2021

New video

It has been awhile since I have posted a video to YouTube.  My old software was no longer cooperating so I recently bought and installed an upgraded version to get back in the game...  82,94,73,0,B

Thursday, August 19, 2021

How's my road?

Sometimes it can be very unforgiving...even for 4WD vehicles.  This is the second time this week someone has gotten stuck in this spot. 75, 90,76,T,B

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Pattern prepped...

The pattern is a little rough straight from the 3D printer so I give it 10 light coats of spray putty to smooth it out and soften the hard edges so it will release easily from the molding sand leaving a good impression to cast from.  82,88,76,T,B

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Door plaque for TFL

 3D printing the pattern for a mold to cast this in bronze.

Monday, August 16, 2021

Right on schedule...


First egg hatched this morning.

Sunday, August 15, 2021

ye shall be free indeed...

John 8:34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. 35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. 36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. 

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Pandemic Saturday


weeding out selfish idiots through natural selection

Friday, August 13, 2021

Etched Code



Thursday, August 12, 2021

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

new test

Going to try to cast this pewter replica coin from the Pirates of the Caribbean movie in bronze and acid etch a QR code onto the back of it.  Will it be scannable?  83,90,71,0,B  

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

big plant...


...little fruit
78,96,78, .02",B

Monday, August 9, 2021

a fast storm

One of the local isolated afternoon thunderstorms finally hit The Field Lab instead of anywhere but.  Got 5/8" of rain and a little hail in 25 minutes.  Topped off one of my 3,000 gallon creek tanks that only had 500 gallons in it.  Video tomorrow.  83,100,80, .625",B

Sunday, August 8, 2021

a good prayer...

Psalm 71:1 In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion. 2 Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me. 3 Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress. 4 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man. 5 For thou art my hope, O Lord God: thou art my trust from my youth. 

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Pandemic Saturday

Some very good points made here...

Friday, August 6, 2021

Surplus II

Got the Casita solar panels here now - the 8 panels in the foreground.  One of these days I will build a proper rack for the ones on the ground.  89,95,71,0,B

Thursday, August 5, 2021


Since the Casita is getting a major solar upgrade (full specs coming soon) - I bought the existing system at a discount.  Moved the batteries here yesterday.  They weigh 100lbs each... 82,88,72,0,B  

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Solar upgrade for the Casita

A friend of mine is installing a whole new system for the Casita's new owners.  A couple from Austin bought the property earlier this year.  Video coming soon.  85,92,75,0,B 

Monday, August 2, 2021



Had a tiny freak downpour this afternoon.  Got a fast 1/4" of rain then it cleared right up.  77,86,73, .25",B

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Lost and Found

Luke 15:8 Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it? 9 And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost. 10 Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.