A simple clamp-on brush fork for the tractor bucket

Still have an awful lot of pruning and tree trimming to be done in our little orchard. Sure would be nice to use the 'diesel wheelbarrow' to help push those around a little easier.

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Extra black oxide parts and photos

More photos and parts finished up with black oxide. A short followup to last week's post.

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Building bipod spikes and black oxide finishing

I've decided it's too difficult to find spikes for the Harris series of bipods, so I'm going to have to build my own. This is also the perfect place to try out my new black oxide solution and have a new way to put a professional finish on bare steel parts.

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Building a set of compact grappling hooks

Some process pictures of building mini grappling hooks with internal storage. A fun excuse to practice single point threading.

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Controlling power outlets at long range with LoRa

Wi-Fi remote controlled outlets and relay boards are a popular project for home automation. I have a couple projects were remote power control would be useful, but probably need a bit more range than most Wi-Fi routers can provide. So I'll build the same thing with my favorite long-range data radios.

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Bringing an old surefire flashlight out of the dark ages

Upgrading an old Surefire M951 weapon light

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FreeCAD and fixturing: How to model holes in the side of a cylinder.

This week I cover my preferred method for modeling features in a cylinder in FreeCAD, then some machine shop photos of the end result. Building tools to make more tools.

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Electro-etching a stainless steel stove

Fixing the poorly printed markings on modern stovetops

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Kydex equipment projects

A gallery of some recent kydex projects. Mostly about building a G21 holster I finally like!

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Access control, from the circuit board up

Building a steel pipe entryway and gate control system, part three: electronic control from scratch.

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