Make No Small Plans

Make No Small Plans - Burnham

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Sign letter sample

This is a sample of one of the more complex letters. It's just got a primer gold coat. Finished paint will be much smoother and metallic. The ink pen at left is just for scale and finally, the background here is just cloth bed sheet. Wood won't have any wrinkles :-)

Monday, June 11, 2018

Update on sign

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From: Overman, Gary (US) <>
Date: Mon, Jun 11, 2018, 3:14 PM
Subject: Update on sign
To: '' ( <>

Prince Properties Neighbors,


We would like to thank the following for participating in the sign improvement project that is now in progress:


Jeff and Debbie Kirkpatrick & Family – For their 30 years of unselfish labor and monies mowing, weeding,  planting, painting, etc. the entrance way.

Bill Crowson & Family - for their organizing of this project.

Evan Dawson & family – for time and resources designing the new sign and all the versions Evan did leading up to selection.

Jeff Johnson & Family – for time meeting and brainstorming ideas.

My wife, Tammy Overman for not complaining when I bite off more than I can chew.

All those who voted and gave us feedback to proceed with a design.

Anyone else I failed to mention ( Please remind me to include you! )


We would like to thank the following families for their financial donations to the build fund:


Bill and Brenda Crowson

Jeremey & Candace Jones and Family

Troy and Wendy Haywood and Family

Michael and Tina Bonner and Family

Jeffrey and Angela Johnson and Family

Morgan Rhees and Family

Gary & Tammy Overman


To date $335 has been donated. With excess materials I had in my possession we've only spent $30 for stains and paints.

We've still got to buy large lumber, hardware and landscaping, so please don't think your donations will go to waste.

Overall I think we are in pretty good shape.

We'll still need some strong backs and arms come time to install.


I've got the individual patterns printed to life size , cut, and I'm beginning to cut the raised wooden letters.

Photo's will be posted here as I proceed.


Gary Overman

Jack-of-all-trades , Master-of-none





Monday, June 4, 2018

Tank - 1st trial completed tonight

I got in XPOD and did a short float trial. The auxiliary heater has a little trouble evenly heating the tank, but some swim mixing evened it out.

It went excitingly well. The tank feels huge inside and the float level is perfect. It's a weird feeling to float that high above the water even though I'm not a total newbie.

A few kinks to work out, but I'm very happy... And a tad relaxed.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Close to being ready...

Salts melting
Water warming
Needs art curtains hung to hide shop storage and bottom enclosure panels installed.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

XPOD update

Tank full at 1/2 ton of Epson and 3/4 ton of water ! New lift cart was a back saving add to shop.

Alexa and 20 watts of sound is great shop entertainment when working around shop.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Monday, April 16, 2018

Monday, April 9, 2018

Pod status

Closer still... Got everything mounted and electrically provisioned. Didn't get to finish plumbing and fill tank yet... Next weekend is my standard answer :-)
Here's a pic of the service cart and pod. It's not rocket science, but man that's a lot of stuff. Ozone, ultraviolet, electrolytic converter, pump, mech filter, heater, heater control, lights, sound.... Whew. Glad I didn't know effort when I first bought tank else I'd chickened out, especially with all the broken bones and all associated pains :-)

But it's nearly there and I need it more than ever !


Sunday, April 8, 2018

Finished project ! Jewelers ball vise.

Made from a 16 pound shotput and scrap wood. Weight of ball needs no clamping to be stable but yet can be spun in any direction to any angle.

Has a 2 hot pen digital wax tool mounted to it as well as adjustable hand rests and LED light ring with magnifier.

Tripod stand adjusts up and down is steady.

I think it will be the best solution for my small stuff.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Refurbished ozone injection manifold

Refurbished ozone injection manifold. Nothing ever easy!!!

 Those clear (now) lines have to be cut to an very exactly length. Then the Venturi , hose , and fittings all have to be a precise diameter. Then the whole assembly has to be assemblies while doing a twist and turn motion... Repeatedly.  

But now the clear tube with allow you clearly to see the ozone bubbles in the manifold before and after mix and control the mix with the valve.

 Lastly the tape did have a leak underneath. I replaced that fitting securely and am now confident to put it into the plumbing.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Sensory Deprivation Therapy Pod

Here's the final job... Connect plumbing and wiring on service cart and reapply dressings (wood) on tank. Left to right: power strip, ECO- electro catalytic chlorine salt converter, pump, mechanical filter, digital heater control unit, heater, ultraviolet sterilization unit, ozone generator, ozone injection manifold, power strip with GFI protection. Whew... That's some stuff to do nothing!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Fwd: New heater rebuild for tank done!

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Date: Feb 13, 2018 9:33 PM
Subject: New heater rebuild for tank done!
To: Blog3 <>

Rebuild on heater. Original heater tube on left is 300 Watt and marginal in my calcs. Be replaced by 800 Watt cartridge on right.

New heater rebuild for tank done!

Rebuild on heater. Original heater tube on left is 300 Watt and marginal in my calcs. Be replaced by 800 Watt cartridge on right.

James Bryant hamming it up. Just like Mama :-)

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

RE: 15 pounds of Willie in a 9 pound box

I was expecting him for Christmas!!!!


From: Gary Overman []
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 5:21 PM
To: Blog3; Ratkovic, Bill (US)
Subject: 15 pounds of Willie in a 9 pound box


I'll never get it taped shut so I can mail him to Bill in San Diego ! 

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