Make No Small Plans

Make No Small Plans - Burnham

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Not twins !!!

But don't they look alike ? 

Of course photos of each are at same age. JB is such a mature looking boy now. And quite the big brother already!

James Bryant on left, Hunter Thomas on right.

Proud grandpa I am (as Today might say)

Designing my own tank...

I know I don't need a 3rd float tank, but I think that I have a winning design that home builders can accomplish.

To prove the concept I'm building a 1:6  scale model and will post pictures as I go along. It seems like a super fun design and engineering project so I'm gonna at least have fun with it. 

Here's the first post .

Only 24" wide and 12" deep...

But even just 1 side holds a ton of stuff and tool boards can be moved around at will. And attached at top to beam with 2 screws and sitting on floor tightly with adjustable feet , it is secure and firmly in place. But I could remove it entirely in a few minutes.

And then the other side is same for twice the storage. I'm making 3 units to use as a fully functional room divider. It'll look better as time goes by.

Hunter Thomas Driver ..... A healthy family is a true blessing !

James and Cassi are so blessed... As is the whole family.

Hunter Thomas Driver

Isn't he adorable like big bro ?

Testing my new lap/bed/table valet

Once done, special holders will clip onto the horizontal rails anywhere I choose. It's made to be very lightweight with the rails being only 1/8" thick since they are strong plywood and won't hold anything even approaching heavy.

It's a little crude, but being a prototype made from scratch wood and a few screws, cost so far is less than $1

Paint may add another dollar :-)

Hopefully it'll be very useful and keep the devices , cords, tv remotes , etc close by and ready to use. Also hope to keep from crushing eyeglasses when I take them off !

I'll also add a power strip and a LED gooseneck reading light.

I'll post pics when it's done.

Further adjustments and enhancements

Legs are now adjustable in both length and angle. 

2 sets of legs... 1 set at top, 1 set at bottom.

Phone sets under eyeglasses.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Our 2nd grandson ,Hunter Thomas Driver, born this afternoon

Son of James and Cassi (Overman) Driver

6 1/2 pounds , healthy, alert, and wide eyed.

His big brother James Bryant gave him a kiss on the head when he left the room.

Mom and Dad proud and Cassi looks amazing!

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Awww... To be a kid (kitten) again.

Wish I could sleep this sound ! Willie is waiting for us to sleep so he can be rested and full if energy for a game of mousey at 1 am.

Actually I guess he's a teenager at this point... No longer a kitten. Nearing 20 pounds of pounce.

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <>
Date: Sun, Sep 2, 2018, 10:25 PM
To: <>

Wish I could sleep this sound ! Willie is waiting for us to sleep so he can be rested and full if energy for a game of mousey at 1 am.

Willie checks out the first try result ...

Of upscaling a wine bottle into a drinking glass. Near perfect on first try in less than 90 seconds. 

Hopefully the yield will be good. Top part of bottle will be used as glass shade for LED hanging lights.

More to come as new ideas for upscaling are proven.


Blog Archive