Thursday, May 31, 2007

Who the hell are you?



(Someone asked.)

That's me. Taken at the keyboard by my $5 web-cam as I search GIMP-2 for the Beautify key.

Actually, I'm probably answering mail, a never-ending chore. But someone else noticed the picture of me leaning on the Arctic Circle was taken in 1996 and wondered if I was still alive :-)

1 comment:

Jay Hyde said...

Hello Bob,

Just a note to tell you that I am really enjoying your blog. I am working on a SAL Mustang, a P-51D 2/3 scale wooden replica and echo many of your sentiments regarding 'approved' procedures and materials. Like you I figure out ways to test the stuff and then use it if it works. Sometimes common sense reasoning will provide you with a pretty good idea of whether something will work, but try to tell that to the die hard stick to the regultations types...

Anyway, I have really enjoyed reading your stuff and will continue to do so.

By the way- a tip, though you may already do this: whenever I am working with long stock of whatever and one end is clamped in the mill vise I used to get very frustrated trying to find bits of material to support the other end at the same level. You never have the right thickness of scrap to shim it and those commercial stands always cost a fortune. Eventually I hit on the idea of using a car jack- the scissor type. Cheap and infinately adjustable. I bought a few and use them all over the workshop now.

Jay Hyde
Johannesburg
South Africa