NO PICTURES, JUST WORDS.
I left my iphone at the grandson’s house after baby sitting last Saturday. No biggie, but I could not photograph machining the steam valves and the steam valve cradles which I did today. It also meant that there were no annoying interrupting phone calls while I was doing the machining. But I also did not have my iphone calculator, iphone angle calculator, or access to internet. And I was aware that if I had a serious injury, I had no way of contacting help, since my workshop is quite a few kilometers out of town.
So, no photos until after next weekend, unless I crank up the old heavy expensive Nikon SLR. (unlikely)
One item of interest. I set up my CNC milling machine to cut MDF. After seeing the fabulous toys made by my nephew Stuart, of Stue’s Shed, I decided that my grandson had to have some raptors and pterodactyls, so I did some Internet downloads from “MakeCNC” and cut out a raptor and a beetle and a Landrover. It was fun. And rather messy. My grandson was impressed. Although MDF toys are not very durable. So I spent some time repairing broken limbs on the raptor and the beetle. Maybe some photos when I get my iphone back.
Came up well! Be fun to see what it looks like painted, if that is in its future.
Jess (8) & I had fun making a WWII Spitfire from 12mm MDF. That gives it a 1.4m wingspan when we have assembled it. The Pteranodon (also made from 12mm MDF has a 3.3m wingspan.
Sure it is a bit messy, but equally fun, and sharing it with a young offsider is a great experience.
Wow. Looks like a natural history museum, including the caveman.