Archive for December, 2016

Yeah, that’s gone. Because this puppy followed me home last night That’s a Nova Comet II Midi Lathe. 12” swing, 16” bed extendable to 42” which means I can make everything from pens to baseball bats. A mid sized lathe in a mini sized footprint. Sucker is heavy at ~80# and absolutely the quietest power tool in the shop. Variable speed via a dial, plus 3 pulley combinations for extra speed / torque. I got it from Bowls for Good, a fantastic organization in St. Petersburg that gets returned &...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/21/2016 11:26:59 AM | Feedback (8)
Loved it. The entire Star Wars universe is now ready to be turned into billions of dollars worth of merchandising. And I’m totes OK with that.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/19/2016 12:31:09 PM | Feedback (2)
Is how you discover you have the ability to leap over a car hood even though you’re physically tired. At this point, I’m still not convinced the SOB wasn’t actively trying to run me down. I was at an intersection, trying to cross. Idiot Driver was turning right, but stopped for long enough that I assumed he was letting me cross. As soon as I got in front of where he’d be turning, he took off. I managed to leap up, putting my hand on his hood to vault over and landed on my feet. Idiot Driver...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/9/2016 8:21:40 AM | Feedback (10)