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Replacing the old homemade CNC machine

Follow along with Frank Howarth as he disassembles his hand-built CNC machine in preparation of receiving a new one. Part 1 [7:50] I have started a new relationship with CNC Router Parts LLC. This will start with me receiving a … Continue reading

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Photoshop Phonies

Today we return to the real Phonies. Not the ersatz fakes used in lieu of the real fakes (which in fact were real fakes.) These are the genuine real deal Phonies. They may be considered phony fakes or fake Phonies … Continue reading

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Finishing and rounding off the week. Pfft, as if we have any affect on the end of the week. Especially using a router and sandpaper. But… today is the last day of the work week. Here are some Quickies. Propane … Continue reading

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Minivan burnout

The Aussies have nothing on us.

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The real moral dilemma of self-driving cars

We talk about all the potentially challenging situations autonomous cars could get into but not about how human drivers are not very good. Tens of thousands die on the roads every year in collisions, most of which could be prevented … Continue reading

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.44 Magnum vs. ballistic gel

Imagine that the block is the side-view of a human torso.

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Norton Transformer – fave

This Norton Commando is getting a bit long in the geartooth.

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Dutch Cobra firecrackers

A demonstration of the Dutch Cobra 1 through 8 firecrackers placed on a decayed post of a wooden barrier. It seems that there’s one missing. That really doesn’t matter. A Cobra 8 placed inside a tube of rolled up [honebooks.

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Logan trailer 2

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued … Continue reading

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“Real People” ads

How stupid do they think we are. Finally, someone pipes up and tells it like it is.

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Another octad of endless file-video things. Doctors and lawyers are still trying to define these things. Hit it.

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Drag race

Excitement happening in both lanes.

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Vintage 1919 oil engine startup

1919 Blackstone hot bulb 26HP stationary engine start up. Beautiful original engine running for the first time in 49 years on the 1st of January 2014. This engine spent its working life driving a saw mill in County Kildare, and … Continue reading

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Silly Putty shotgun slug

We have shot silly putty from a shotgun before, but nothing this large. In this video we shoot 12 grams of silly putty packed in thick-walled glass tubes. Though the results were not exactly what I hoped for, it ended … Continue reading

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Skating babies – fave

HP printer ad invests heavily into CGI.

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Changing a light bulb

Red Green and duct tape. ‘Nuff said.

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