Gun Display for my Father

    This is a gun display I made for my father after hearing he was looking for one that could fit quite a few guns, but not finding anything you could buy that he liked. Christmas was coming up so it ended up being a great gift and I was wanting another wood working project anyway.     The design is pretty simple, I made it as large as I could for the wall it would be mounted on, 4 ft. x 4ft. It has a 3/4″ thick finished plywood back with 1/2″ x 6″ sides, and some decorative […]

My First Cigar Box Guitar – JTCBG#1

   As if I dont have too many hobbies already, I started a new one the other day, making homemade cigar box guitars. I have always liked doing wood working and recently purchased a laser engraver, so I thought this would be a great way to combine the two. I can engrave all sorts of designs and embellishments onto the neck and body of the guitar. Cigar Box Guitars get their name from the fact that early ones actually used old cigar boxes for the body of the guitar. They have roots back to the early days of blues and […]

Bought a 5.5W Laser Engraver

Since I have enjoyed having a 3D Printer to create things the last year or so, I figured a Laser Engraver would be a nice addition. There a are a ton of them coming out of China now so they have dropped in price dramatically. Especially if you buy a kit to assemble. There are basically two main types for home use. A diode laser, which is the same technology used in high end laser pointers, and CO2 tubed lasers. I purchased a 5.5W Diode Laser, which I think is the highest power diode type laser engraver you can get. […]

Prusa i3v 3D Printer

I have had this 3D printer for about a year or so now, but just not making a post about it. Always wanted one soon as I heard about them, prices finally came down on the do it yourself kits, so I bought myself one. The assembly was pretty easy, took about 3 afternoons after work. But the setup and adjustments take days when you first start using one. There is alot involved as far as how things need to be printed, what settings to use. Just lots of little things you have to learn to get things working the […]

Jeep JK – A-Pillar Switch Panel

    I looked into several options for mounting switches in the JK. Compared to the TJs I have owned, there really isnt we much dash space to mount aftermarket switches in the JK. I was going to use the overhead panel that mounts above the rear view mirror, but I wanted the switches to be easy to reach when standing outside the Jeep. So that I can easily operate some of the external lights while camping. Plus the overhead panels seem to be so much more expensive for no reason. I decided to use a Rugged Ridge A-Pillar switch […]

FMF Stubby Front Bumper and Smittybilt XRC 9.5 Winch

Today I removed the big plastic canoe that Jeep calls a front bumper and installed a Full Metal Fab Stubby front bumper. Like most things though, you had to do some prep work before bolting the bumper on. Seems you have to do some of these things for just about any aftermarket bumper you buy, especially ones that have a recessed winch mount. I bought the bumper bare metal, I like to just spray pain most my parts, that way I can easily touch them up if they get scratched. The bumper is VERY well made, well designed, and welds […]

Rock Krawler 2.5″ Flex Lift Kit Install

Well after owning the Jeep for an intire week, I order wheels, tires, bumpers, and a lift for it. Might as well just dive into the modifying, right? I decided to go with a Rock Krawler 2.5″ Flex Lift Kit . Everyone seems to like their lifts and i thought it was a good starting point. It includes most of the parts you really need but also lets you upgrade the addition parts over time. I plan on eventually upgrading all the control arms to Rock Krawlers, and posibly the steering. I ran 33″ KM2s on my last TJ and […]

Road Trip to pick up 2013 JK Rubicon

After having my second TJ for about two years, I decided to go all out and upgrade to a JK Rubicon. I was pretty picky about what I wanted and had been looking for weeks without finding anything local. I finally found what I was looking for, 540 miles away in Nashville, TN. I drove to CT to get my first TJ, so I figured what the heck, make another road trip to get what I want.     The JK was listed by a car dealer called Carvana, I had never heard of them and after looking into them found […]

Cold Day Flipping the Armattan CNC-258

Some of you may have seen my other video of some of my first attempts at flipping… that ended in a horrific crash with lots of damage. See video here… Well I am happy to say that after rebuilding the quad and getting some more flight time under my belt that I am doing much better, as in, I have not crashed it again. 😉 I have prop savers on it now, that hold the props on with elastic bands, which does save the props from breaking and bending motor shafts when you have a small crash, but they let […]