Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Tweenbots. Yes.

Thanks for the link Bill


Cool rides

A ladder made from one piefce of plywood.

Oh right...that'll settle disputes!

This might actually work. But even if it doesn't, its still pretty neat.

A tea timer. A penguin tea timer. Well....its not something you see every day!

Just one of many ideas I wonder why I never thought of first.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Auto Rim Art

Made entirely out of wheel rims, hubcaps and bits and pieces from the wrecking yard.
The treatment of the legs of the wasp up above is amazing.

Man's best friend.

Man's worst friend.

Who. Who.

Just dragon my steel into town...

Friday, April 10, 2009

Cell phones

Girl, 13, runs up $5K cellphone bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A cellphone used by a 13-year-old Wyoming girl to run up a nearly $5,000 phone bill will text no more - thanks to her angry father and his hammer.
Dena Christoffersen of Cheyenne sent or received about 20,000 text messages over about a month, and her parents' phone plan didn't cover texting.
Her father, Gregg Christoffersen, says he thought texting had been disabled on her phone.
It's disabled now - he smashed the phone to pieces, hours after getting a bill for more than $4,750.
The family says the phone company Verizon has been willing to knock the bill down to a reasonable level.
Dena has been grounded until the end of school.
She says she feels bad and has learned her lesson.

Information from: KUSA-TV, http://www.9news.com

I rather enjoy reading the news from south of the Border, even though technically, Colorado is not really south of me, but rather more west by north west. Their news is always so interesting...like the story about a Navy Seal who chased after a pair of dog killers. Very very interesting. Seems a couple of good ole boys decided to kill the wrong guy's dog. Worth linking to the news site.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Easter Eggs Are Satan's Testicals!

(important information found on the website. http://www.landoverbaptist.org/

Are Your Children Playing With Lucifer's Testicles?The Truth About Easter Eggs

(Recommended for Parents of Christian Children ages 4-22)
-by Dr. Daniel Cameroon

List Price: $18.95Our Price: $27.99
You Save: Nothing. (Only Jesus Saves!)
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Are Your Children Playing With Lucifer's Testicles? is a Bible based book for Christian parents who by lack of faith can't afford to send their children to a decent Christian school. Their precious youngsters are infected by the secular filth and lies being taught by unsaved teachers in America's public school system. The book teaches parents how to easily explain to their children that Easter (as it is celebrated by the Unsaved) has absolutely nothing to do with Jesus Christ but is actually a holiday celebrating lewd and sexually explicit pagan ritual.

Are Your Children Playing With Lucifer's Testicles? (The Truth About Easter Eggs) is a wonderfully informative and well-researched Christian book which consolidates a 2-month Adult Remedial Sunday School series into two-hundred exciting and easy to read pages along with memorable illustrations. Are Your Children Playing With Lucifer's Testicles? or "PWLT" as the book is now referred to in the Southern Baptist Sunday School Teachers catalogue takes the reader on an unforgettable journey that traces the pagan (Satanic) origins of secular (Satanic) Easter, with a specific focus on the origin of "Easter Eggs."

Hardcover 1st Edition (April 2009)
Remedial Christian Parenting Series - Picture Learning Book;
ISBN: 6624AM7-B6227;
Dimensions (in inches): 0.7 x 11.03 x 11.02 landoverbaptizon.com - ZONDERVAN PUBLISHERS CHRISTIAN BOOK OF THE MONTH!

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"It's not that difficult to understand," says Author/Creation Scientist, Dr. Daniel Cameroon. "In the old days, deluded pagans would gather round and hump like bunnies on Easter Sunday because they thought it would make their tomatoes grow faster." Dr. Cameroon explains that it doesn't matter what god or idol the Pagans were humping under on Easter Sunday, because any god other than "Jesus" is "Satan." Dr. Cameroon dedicates four chapters in the book to Easter Eggs. "Easter Eggs are one of the wiliest tools of the Devil," he says. "Pagan kids didn't have anything to do on Easter Sunday because their mommies and daddies were stuck in a false temple all day, naked and writhing around with their neighbors in Satanic orgies of the flesh. You see, parents had to come up with a way to occupy their children while they were away from home, praying and fornicating under the altar of Satan. And since they didn't have babysitters back then, they gave their kids eggs to play with and sometimes paint," he says. "But the reason they chose eggs had nothing to do with any sort of fertility or fertilizers (as some misguided Christian historians would have you believe). Nope, it was because of Lucifer's testicles! Glory to God! And I won't say a word more about it! I don't want to ruin the book for you!"

God Fearing Fundamentalist Baptist Customers who bought this book also bought:

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The Little Jew: "Levi, The Dancing Cockroach" by Gloria Steinhunt

Donkeys Can Talk, People Can Fly, and a Man Named Jesus Lives Up in the Sky! by Pastor Deacon Fred

What if??????

What if Hitler cheered for the Edmonton Oilers?


Note, turn it down if you are at work.....

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Auctions of arms and armour

It looks as though "Imperial Auctions" is going to make its big sword auction a regular event. The prices were just as you expect from an auction, almost embarassingly low. A Javanese Kris in its sheath went for under 12 dollars for instance...heck the silver in the scabbard is worth more than that! A basket hilted "Scottish" (actually English) broadsword went for $292.00.
A sword identical to the lady's blade from the movie "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon), 19th century, folded steel WITH sheath went for a measely two grand.

Check out item 121. Wow. A bladesmith named "Yusuf" but his name on a cossack sword! Kuuul. And I didn't bid on it! Drat.

Anyway, the next auction will be during March Break of next year. That gives you lots of time to quit smoking and put the money towards that dream sword. (Thats what I did.)

The auction house is here....

and you click on the "prices realized" here....

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Busy week...

The last couple of weeks in the shop were really odd...I finally finished those swords for the Guard...some were really bad. Other were not too bad, but I had to do my own plating this year since I could not find anybody who could nickel them to my satisfaction. Check one on my professional development. I also did some experimental heat colouring of steel. The scrap breastplate below was the result of that experiment. Check two on my professional development. This helm which had been mocking me for almost two months suddenly figured out how to be fixed. Hey, I'm not proud...I'll accept the accolade. But two months...should have been less. But I was preoccupied.
A sword which should not have broken, broke. I am not thinking of welding it back together since although it is very nice, it may have other problems with it. I hate returns.

Jason and Austin seem to be enjoying themselves in our last advanced class at the Plant Rec Centre. Austin and I decoded one of Talhoffer's moves, so score three on my professional development.

I am not quite sure what to make of that smiley shield of Jason's.

Though he does seem to be using it with a certain amount of aplomph.

Most of these activities are detailed in depth on my other blog...the "armouring blog".