VFD South Bend Lathe Upgrade: Part 1: Motor and VFD selection

The 110v motor on my SouthBend 13” tool room lathe from the 1950’s is slowly dying. It stalls a lot, and I’m forced to take really light cuts, even in aluminum. It slowly decreases speed... [read more]
Machining
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Code Reviews, Part 2: When to do them, and how to avoid them

Part 1 discussed why you should not be done code reviews. Part 2: When to do code reviews and how to not do them. If you are creating mission critical code, then by all means: have... [read more]
Cocoa, Coding
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Code Reviews, Part 1: Don’t do them.

You probably don’t need to be doing code reviews. Have confidence in the code you write, and understand it well. Click through to read all the details on why.
Cocoa, Coding

Sailing: Crabbing in Moss Landing

Some ramblings about where to go crabbing off Moss Landing in a sailboat, and the equipment I use.
Sailing

Plug Bug: Fixed, and then broken again

The electric bug constantly has stuff going wrong with it. I got it back on the road and registered as a salvage vehicle. I could finally drive it to work again, but I’m a bit... [read more]
Electric Bug

Plug Bug: Carpool stickers going bye-bye

I had to tear them off. It was a sad day.
Electric Bug
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Plug Bug: Rear Apron Mod – make it removable!

The rear apron on my bug got severely damaged in the accident. I had to replace it, and I decided it would be nice to make it removable instead of spot welding it back in. So, here’s a video of me hacking it together.
Electric Bug

Plug Bug: Transmission/Transaxle Assembly

Okay! Here is a video of me assembling the transmission on my 1969 VW Bug.
Electric Bug

Plug Bug: Transmission Disassembly

I took the transmission apart and recorded it!
Electric Bug

Plug Bug: Transmission Decisions

The bug was rear ended last year, and the motor/transmission combo was pushed forward, shearing the rear transmission mounts off (they are rubber) and severely squishing the front mount. I cut out the old front... [read more]
Electric Bug

Video: Eisley the TRAIL DOG Goes to Slickrock!

Eisley, the super shiba mutt, goes for a bike chase in Moab on the Slickrock trail!
General

Video: Custom Tap Handle from Redwood and Steel

Here I hack together a custom tap handle for my homebrew kegerator setup. Some quick work on my lathe followed by a little bit of minimal woodworking to get something looks a lot better than the stock handle.
Beer, General, Project Hutchinson, Project Videos
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Plug Bug: Working on repairs…

It has been just about a year since my 1969 VW electric bug was rear ended. I was driving to work and stopped in traffic, but the gal behind me didn’t stop and squished the... [read more]
Electric Bug

Video: Wedding Ring from Steel and Pennies!

Lexi and I got married! We made our own wedding rings from some stainless steel that was in my workshop. But the nice added touch was melting some pre-1982 copper pennies on top to add a center accent line.
Machining

Photography: Eisley the Trail Dog

Everyone thinks that their dog is the cutest and best animal ever.
Photography

Photography: Arches National Park in Utah (But Not the Actual Arches)

Arches National Park in Utah - I drove around and stopped at a few choice places to grab some photos. You can't walk in here without a permit (and I didn't have one).
Photography

Photography: Colorado Trees in Motion

Taken while I was hanging my head out the passenger window of the Tesla!
Photography

Photography: Durango Fields

While driving the Tesla through Durango I stopped to grab a couple of pictures. This was taken across from a place that sold fresh honey.
Photography
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Photography: Molas Pass, Durango, Colorado

A beautiful picture from Durango.
Photography

Photography: Lahaina Sunset Series – Gentle Ocean

More pictures from Lahaina during awesome sunsets. This was taken past the reef where the waves are gentle.
Photography

Photography: Lahaina Sunset Series – Golden Sailboats

More gorgeous sunset photos from Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii.
Photography

Photography: Lahaina Sunset Series – Outrigger

There is a luau every evening next door to where we are staying in Lahaina. Every night right around sunset we would watch them take an outrigger out into the ocean and paddle back in to do a small arrival ceremony for the tourists. We finally decided to get a closer look and I grabbed a few photos.
Photography

Photography: Lahaina Sunset Series

This is one photo grabbed from the multiple exposures that I setup for creating a time lapse video. Taken from Lahaina Shores in Maui. Camera: Canon 5D Mark III:
Photography

Photography: Torch Ginger

Torch Ginger (Etlingera elatior) growing in Hana, Maui, Hawaii. The eastern side of Maui is a lush, wet rain forest where these gigantic ginger plants create the most beautiful red blossoms.
Photography
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Video: Sunset Time Lapse in Maui

I took a ton of pictures with my Canon 5D and created this awesome time lapse video.
Photography

Unicycling: Chupacabra Muni Video

Some footage of the Chupacabra trail in Santa Cruz.
Unicycling

Photography: Sunset in Maui

Sunsets in Maui are fabulous! I took this picture hand held from our balcony with my Canon 5D Mark III. 5 exposures combined together in Photomatix to create a vibrant HDR, pulling out some of the colors a bit, and then upping the contrast in Lightroom.
Photography

Photography: Waimea Canyon in Kauai

Waimea Canyon in Kauai - an HDR photo where I combined 5 exposures to generate one beautiful image.
Photography

Photography: Napali Coast in Kauai

The Napali Coast as seen from a boat.
Photography

Photography: Hanalei Coconut Trees

While traveling in Hanalei on the island of Kauai in the early morning I snapped a picture of some of the trees.
Photography
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Unipacking: Setting Up Your Unicycle for Unicycle Backpacking

The first in a series of videos on how do to unicycle backpacking: unipacking! This shows how I setup the unicycle with a standard off the shelf rack and some custom panniers.
Unicycling

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