More Car Fun This Weekend

The drivers side strut in Der Wagen was leaking oil and the 05 Subie was feeling very bouncy so… This weekend I decided to replace the front struts in Der Wagen and all the struts in the 05 Subie. I was also hoping to replace the spark plugs in the Subie, but I ran out […]

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Porter-Cable Profile Sander Repair

I have a Porter-Cable Model 444 profile sander. I’m not sure where I got it, and I’m not sure I’ve ever used it. I think I either bought it used, or got it from my father. In any case, I wanted to use it the other day. I got it out, put some sand paper […]

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3DMG Props – Complete!

I know there have not been any more updates about building these, but it’s because we had a tight deadline and were working hard. But I’m happy to say that as of yesterday evening, the 3DMG props are finished! Below the fold are some (not very good) photos of the finished project. I’ll get some […]

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Making 3DMG Props – The Beginning

What the heck is 3DMG you may ask? 3DMG stands for 3-Dimensional Maneuver Gear. Still in the dark? Both of my daughters are into Cosplay. What is Cosplay? According to Wikipedia, Cosplay is “short for “costume play” … a performance art in which participants wear costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea.” Cosplay is usually based on Japanese Manga (comic […]

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Pinball, Pinball, Pinball!

Two weeks ago I got an email from my brother-in-law telling me there were two pinball machines up for auction by the State of Minnesota. Last week I won the auction for a 1979 Gottlieb Genie pinball machine! I got it home and immediately tore it apart for cleaning. It was in pretty good shape, […]

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Fixing Up the Sky Jump Machine

Some friends of mine gave me a 1974 vintage Gottlieb Sky Jump pinball game a while ago. It was in pretty rough shape. I believe it spent quite a few years in someones lake cabin with little maintenance. When I first got it I cleaned the play field and replaced all the rubber. Otherwise I […]

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Papercraft Pinhole Cameras

Corbis Stock Photography has created several papercraft pinhole cameras that you can download and make for FREE. They used some of their images for the artwork on the bodies and they are very nice. Here is one of the available cameras: There are four currently available and more on the way. Thanks to PaperForest for […]

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