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I’m spending time learning about my Creator Pro, and in the process, I’ve come across a lot of resources, including plenty of YouTube videos. One trend I’ve noticed is a lot of folks like to post time lapse videos of their printer doing its thing, so I thought I’d give it a shot. In this clip, I’m printing copies of this impressive design of a fluted Ionic column that is Lego compatible. A couple of photos of the finished product are below.

Right now I’m learning to use Vectary and TinkerCAD┬áso I can design some cool models of my own, rather than only downloading those of others. I’ll keep you posted on my progress.

My First Time Lapse
Ring Video Doorbell
I received the Ring video doorbell as a Christmas gift this year. Overall, I like it. However, I have a few reservations about recommending it to others. [...]
FlashForge Creator Pro 3D Printer
Santa was kind to me this year and brought me a new 3D printer, so I’ve been learning how to use it. If you spend any time researching these you [...]
Acu-Rite Weather Station
For my birthday, I had this weather station on my wishlist. It’s one of those items I would probably never buy for myself, because it’s [...]
Kubb For Twenty Bucks
Kubb For Twenty Bucks
Trophy Shelf
Trophy Shelf
Shoe Bin
Shoe Bin
All For A Cup Of Coffee
All For A Cup Of Coffee


Yellow jackets had taken up residence in one of my wife’s herb planters. So, after she got stung several times while watering them, it was time to declare war on the little critters. In an attempt to eradicate them without using chemicals, I employed a tactic I first learned about here. A couple of inches of water and some dish soap in my shop-vac, and we were ready to do battle. Watch the video to see the carnage.

Requiem for Yellow Jackets
Family Room Remodel
Family Room Remodel
Extend A Vent For Five Bucks
Extend A Vent For Five Bucks
Gutter Shelves for Ten Bucks
Gutter Shelves for Ten Bucks


I’ve spent the last six months remodeling our family room. But the culmination of all of that work is a model train that runs around the perimeter of the room. Here’s a quick video showing the final product.

The Polar Express
Using All Of The Space
Using All Of The Space
Synology DiskStation DS412+
I think I’ve solved my storage problems once and for all. It’s taken me a while to pull the trigger on this purchase, but my previous NAS and [...]
More Basement Woodworking
More Basement Woodworking
CCD Barcode Scanner
Are you tired of spending hours manually entering book titles into your own personal database? (Well, okay, if you’re not a home-schooler, maybe [...]
Garden Irrigation Project
Garden Irrigation Project


I’ve mentioned before how much we like all of the wildlife we see on our property, but yesterday it was the source of some dismay as we watched this juvenile Red-Tailed Hawk try to make our chickens into a breakfast buffet. It is times like these that I am glad I used hardware cloth on the coop. As they say, chicken wire keeps chickens in, but doesn’t keep predators out.

Bird Versus Bird
Home Cheep Home
Home Cheep Home
Landscaping Project
Landscaping Project
Cavalia
We were fortunate enough to get a chance to see the Cavalia show while it was here in St. Louis. Created by one of the founding members of Cirque du [...]
Progress Report
Progress Report
Eee PC Reboot
I’ve had an Asus Eee PC netbook for a few years. I was initially impressed with its speed and the Xandros linux load that came pre-installed. After [...]