Friday, December 7, 2018

164 - 240v Electrical Work



  • Finalizing details. Will be splitting a 240v circuit to 120.
  • I have a subpanel for baseboard heaters. Baseboard heaters no longer exist. Re purposing the breaker to get (2) 120v breakers and I just might add a 240v outlet to the shop for the future.
  • Dust collector needs a dedicated circuit
  • Tracking down the breaker box diagram

Friday, November 30, 2018

163 - Shop Upgrades



  • Cleaning the shop, everything has a layer of sawdust, but the dust collector should fix it.
  • Starting with a Harbor Freight DC. Look at the upgrades, options are a Cyclone chip separator, Thein baffle, filter upgrade, Rikon impeller upgrade. 
  • I'm going to make my own Cyclone, separating chips protects the impeller and keeps the filter clear. The HF filter isn't great, a Wynn filter is more efficient and cpatures more.
  • Preparing for the ceiling panels which means I need to install my ceiling mounted receptacles.  
  • Planning out all receptacles and am going to run them off a dedicated circuit. 
  • Nanowrimo is almost done and so am I.
  • Rants on scooters and entitled drivers.

Friday, November 23, 2018

162 - NaNoWriMo Thanksgiving



  • The batting cage has been taken down, it must be Thanksgiving.
  • Painting of the shop is done, the ceiling is next. I made a shelf too. The new shop will be organized!
  • Watching The Shield while I paint. Watched the last few seasons as they aired after catching up on DVDs. Later watched it all again when I bought the complete DVD set.
  • The Shield is one of my favorite shows with The Wire and The X-files. I'm not sure a new show can supplant the shows I first fell in love with like Lost, The sopranos, The West Wing. Those have been favorite for so long,  a show I saw last week can't supplant that.
  • Last week I watched Bodyguard S1 and Homecoming S1.
  • Listening to the podcast of Homecoming, I like the show better.
  • NaNoWriMo - scrapped my third screenplay and started a fourth . Outlining is going much better, I'll need more than the 10k words I have left to finish, but I may just finish it anyway.

    Friday, November 16, 2018

    161 - Shark Jumping



    • Shop project update - painting CMU
    • Prepping for paint has only reinforced the need for dust collection
    • NaNoWriMo Update- Switching up stories to write a romance screenplay. Why not, right?
    • A followup on the Kavanaugh claims from last week.

    Friday, November 9, 2018

    160 - 80s Juice



    • When do you stop being sentimental over birthdays.
    • How many days in a month do you feel down? Has that changed over time?
    • Ward's shop update
    • Rod's getting rid of his highway miles van
    • Sports cars
    • Car payments
    • If Rod won the lottery he would read the newspaper un-interrupted.
    • Writing inspiration
    • Red Dead Redemption II

    Friday, November 2, 2018

    159 - NaNoWriMo Begins


    • Halloween has come and gone. I was Battlehawk from Fortnite. I'm already thinking about costumes for next year.
    • I want to start a new project now that the Halloween projects are done. I want to do the tactical shotgun from Fortnite and I want to rearrange my shop. Not sure which one is first. 
    • Nanowrimo is upon us.
    • Voted early, no one pushing candidates, no lines, no one but volunteers.Choosing candidates is a crap shoot, but I do like to see relevent experience.
    • Speaking of which, the Mets new GM.
    • Touching a monitor that isn't touch-screen should NEVER happen, nor portrait image and videos with a phone.

    Friday, October 26, 2018

    158 - Almost Done for Halloween



    • Halloween is upcoming and I'm ready to be done. Already cleaning up the shop, close to done with costumes.
    • Thinking about next year's costume, I would like to do something Fallout related or wild west
    • Red Dead Redemption 2 is out, it will be the first game I've purchased in three years. The last game was Fallout 4.
    • I was an actor at a haunted house. I used my Twisty the clown costume.
    • The deck project is on hold until spring. I can't pour concrete in the cold, so I may go ahead and update my shop. I want to upgrade the electrical and rearrange it for efficiency.
    • I've talked about painting my truck, building a drift trike, and a cnc router. Maybe some day.
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