Thursday, February 20, 2020

Stare Decisis

It's settled law!
It's established precedence!
It's the wisdom of the ages!

Liberals shriek at the thought of overturning Roe versus Wade.

They salivate at the thought of overturning Heller.

The first is based on a made up "right" discovered only relatively recently.

The other based on a right that was written in pain sight.

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Garage Life

I was motivated by Larry Lambert's post today to document my garage.

It describes me. Sort of. No Christian content reflected here. Except I use this stuff in a charitable manner.

Pictures are clockwise from garage door. Nothing was cleaned for the photo shoot.

Yard tools, truck ramps, emergency backup air compressor, trash can, camping supplies upper shelf, boat batteries,
various lubricants, floor jacks.

Stick welder, Main air compressor, boat tanks I'm refinishing again, ceiling mounted space heater,
main tool box, door to house, various pipe and tubing.

Various paints and chemicals I should cull, nail bins, paint finishing supplies, recycle bins, spare dog food, box fan, fastener bins, maple butcher block workbench I made, shop computer, shop stereo I bought in Germany in 1974, boat trailer fenders to be repainted under a box of boat hardware.
Remote controlled biplane hanging from ceiling.

Machinist toolbox, mig welder on rolling cart, mill, spare lumber and panels on shelving.
a lot of the shelving I recovered from a party store that went out of business.
That silver tarp hanging on the right can be drawn across the garage on a cable, isolating the front from the area the car is in for heating purposes.

Hallicrafter shortwave, Mosler safe that I had to break into (
Craftsmen table saw like the one my dad had when I was a kid, Bose 501s and boxes of computer stuff, including two Commodore 64s (?) and tarps and moving blankets.

O-scope, citizen's band spare boat seat, door to yard I cut out of the brick wall and my trusty MTD garden tractor that's on the trickle charger because of 6 degree weather.

That sum's it up.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Barr, Trump and Stone

I can protest, tweet and post about Roger Stone's mistreatment by liberal prosecutors and judge.

You can protest, tweet and post about Roger Stone's mistreatment by liberal prosecutors and judge.

But President Trump cannot protest, tweet and post about Roger Stone's mistreatment by liberal prosecutors and judge.

When did he lose his first amendment right to speak out against injustice?

Would the left rather he direct Barr to resolve the issue?

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

RIP Law and Order Teacher

I had only recently begun having online Communications with Steve Flickinger.
He was a member of my Facebook group. The League of Deplorable Gentlemen.
He was a prolific poster and commenter.
A Christian Patriot.
He was bright and knowledgeable.
The world is a bit depleted with his loss.
Rest easy, sir.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Work, Work, Work...

The boss asked me if I could automate a semi-manual spot welding operation.
We needed to take a small square of sheet metal and accurately weld it to a larger rectangle.

Order of Operation:

  1. Use some of the vacuum cups to destack the small square.Use the rest to destack the larger rectangle.
  2. Pick both up and transfer them to the "qualification" table where the large piece is dropped and shoved into position against hard stops.
  3. Drop the small blank on the large and shove it into position on top.
  4. Pick both up again, now accurately positioned on the robot tooling, and close a small clamp to prevent drifting.
  5. Swing over to the spot welder I bought on Ebay for $1600 (!) and make 5 spot welds.
  6. Swing over to the dimpler and place 4 dimples in the larger piece. Every other piece is dimpled to cause the entire stack to be level when done, since the small and large blank together are thicker than just the large blank. 
  7. Stack the finished product on a customer pallet.
The operator interface is being done through the robot's "teach pendant" because it was cheap to do it that way. This saved the cost of an external interface, although I might add one later for "sexiness".
The robot was from another line and was due to be scrapped because of no resale value.
I did the design and programming and a lot of the wiring.
I got a lot of help from some some really good guys in the maintenance department who did the fabrications I designed. They also had some good ideas to incorporate.

We took some pride in our effort.