Ramblin' Dan's Workshop

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Ramblin' Dan's Workshop Blog

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This blog replaces the original function and intention of the Shop Notes Menu tab. Shop notes will remain available and may be used occasionally for high priority topics. The blog format is friendlier and encourages reader feedback if desired. This is the place where new projects and updates will first appear.

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Making a Medallion

Making a Medallion
I spent a full day this weekend working on a casting project for a 50 year reunion medallion. I have been working on this project for at least six months trying to create a mold for casting for what will be hundreds of medals.  I have the design but I have been experimenting with how it sh...b2ap3_thumbnail_Taig_bhs-2.jpg
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I think I am on to the problem. I am trying to figure how to test my theory. I don't completely know metal flow but I just realize... Read More
Friday, 01 March 2013 08:09
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A Time to Focus

Periodically I examine my workshop and my projects to refocus my thinking and establish short and long term goals. I ask myself, “What am I trying to accomplish?” Then, “What do I need or have to do to get to that result?”  I think (hope) most people do this self evaluation from time to time. F...
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I love to read your thoughts and ideas about setting up your shop and how you approach the hobby of mankind things. I'm approachi... Read More
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 20:54
Dan Kautz
Thanks for the post Bill. I too was born in '46 and still "approaching" retirement. So many things I want to do and so little time... Read More
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 01:28
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Electronics Construction Projects in the Workshop

Electronics Construction Projects in the Workshop
I have decided that electronic construction projects are something I can and should include in The Hobbyist’s Workshop (THWs) . I have built many amateur radio projects, computer systems, control systems (CNC controllers), electronic equipment enclosures in my workshop. They really were shop project...
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Welcome to the THWs Blog

While I was installing this blog software for another site I decided it would also be a great addition here, because there are times I do small projects and maybe take just one or two pictures. That's too small to open a new menu item but just about perfect to put in a blog. So here it is! The comme...
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