Make No Small Plans

Make No Small Plans - Burnham

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Best always, GaryO

Love, Laugh, Live, Give
Move from where you are to who you are.

Friday, December 9, 2011

95% done... At least with carving :-)

Best always, GaryO

Love, Laugh, Live, Give
Move from where you are to who you are.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Jack tile on new carving stand

Best always, GaryO

Love, Laugh, Live, Give
Move from where you are to who you are.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Jack Daniel tile coming along ...slowly

Best always, GaryO

Love, Laugh, Live, Give
Move from where you are to who you are.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Blasted by hail this afternoon!

Best always, GaryO

Love, Laugh, Live, Give
Move from where you are to who you are.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

2 of 4 new work stations completed

Wish I'd built these years ago. Full sheet of pegboard on backside for hidden but organized storage. Power strip and lights attached. Milk crate or roll away storage underneath.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Here's just one of my Labor Day projects.

It's been a 3 ring circus this 3 day weekend. New wax product "Mirage" in test. This project build.... oh and the video itself.  Today's rain helped keep me focused.... really.

Here's a video of my latest studio project. It'a an amazingly compact, but vestaile tool for storing and accessing all the tools needed for small scale sculpting and jewelry making.

Saturday, July 2, 2011


Here's the finished document camera. It can take 10 mega pixel photos of an open book about 5 seconds a page allowing for the user to turn the page.

LED lights are bright, white, and very importantly cool.

Plexi lids keep docs flat when needed, but can be removed when desired for really fast page changing.

Height is perfect for easy viewing of camera display, and still convient to work the document.

Camera and lights do double duty, so the total project cost is less than $50

Best, GaryO

Friday, July 1, 2011

Document camera

Well I hate to admit mistakes.... but my previous angled design worked... but it's main flaw was that the angled platform kept me from doing simple vertical adjustments easily.

So this design corrects that flaw and the added legs that is perfect for viewing through the camera's display.

All that is left is to mount the 2nd light and paint the unit.

Best, GaryO

Sunday, June 26, 2011

New direct melt casting torch

Well I change my plans a bit...

I now plan to use direct melting  with a propane  and compressed air  melting torch .

the metal will be held  in the small crucible & holders  that you see  laying on the top of the stool .

I've got to make a fire brick stand to take the place of the wooden stool  of course :-)

I bought the german made casting torch  from Otto Frei. it uses a standard air compressor and a standard propane tank like you would find on a back yard grill.

Properly adjusted , one can achieve a 4000 f degree reduction flame . This enable a master to quickly melt metal without having to heat a whole furnace just to melt a few ounces of metal. The crucible gets heated along with the metal and its small scale feels safer... at least in my mind.

Best, GaryO

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Double rainbow in Charleston.

Even though this shot that ends on the church steeple doesn't reveal it, it was an awesome double.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Hamming it up.....:-)

Best always, GaryO

Gary Overman

Monday, April 18, 2011

High speed, high resolution document camera

Based off Sony digital camera, adjustable LED lights, 1/2 inch acrylic lid, and wooden base. Adjustable camera holder off EBay find.

Total cost less than $200. Can copy 200 page book in 15 mins.

Best, GaryO

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Homemade fire pot

Burns 90 mins on 1 charge of gelled alcohol charge.

Best, GaryO

Monday, February 28, 2011

It's my best design by far.

Could have filled it neater... but functionally this wheeled tall cart is dabomb!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Finished bookcase

well it is certainly heavy duty .

empty, it weighs in about 100 pounds

but it will hold about 600 pounds of books  

Monday, February 21, 2011

Tall rolling library cart

as you can see it looks naked without finish , I think of the  design is finished.

It's got 5 shelves for books ... or you can use the bottom shelf for milk crate storage .

it is 71 inches tall  , so it  will fit it on the 6 foot hipped wall that will become our library .

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Trying to get it all together

I decided that since I can't afford to hire a valet, I built one.

The top tray holds wallet,keys,watch,cell phone, charger, pens, etc.

The top drawer holds meds., calculator, camera, first aid, etc.

The second drawer holds portable hard drives, old pocket planners, etc.

The bottom nests a milk crate hanging filer. All the bills, receipts, phone books, ref docs and such are neatly accessible since the crate slides out for easy access.

Now just to apply the theory :-)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Angel cat ? .... or Devil ?

Best always, GaryO

Gary Overman

Blog Archive