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Today's Update and, ...or
4/24/14 Lots accomplished yesterday. My boat is
water ready for the maiden voyage in 2014. Lures are
loaded, rods have new line, and the batteries are at full
charge. Next week looks like a reel possibility to chase
Manistee, MI's once famed shoreline Brown Trout. Browns
are not as numerous compared to 10-12 years ago.
Click ready boat
Made my first useful item with my 3D printer and after making
trinkets. New spool extended axel holder will allow for
non-proprietary filament with a great choice of colors offered
at Amazon. Learned the hard way not to touch the 220
centigrade tip that spits out plastic ...ouch!
Click newly 3D printed
trinkets & spool holder
4/23/14 Major progress yesterday!! Made my 1st
models with my 3D printer in PLA. It was a very difficult
task to configure the software, machine, and level the bed.
These are just baby steps for designing new tackle for 2015, but
at least it's a start!!
Today's pic of the 3D parts shows the raft the ring was built on
and a dime for size relationship. This attempt was not in
the fine setting for the sake of time.
Challenging myself to learn and adapt new technology towards
modeling tackle prototypes is a huge stretch and one I'm ready
to reach for.
Click my 3D 1st parts
4/22/14 Today's featured photo is about as
watching paint dry, unless you're me. Seeing my new
workforce come together will surely take the heat off me.
For the last couple-three weeks it's been just me doing and
building all the tackle orders.
While I can't see the light at the end of the tunnel, at least I
can see the tunnel's entrance. 3 new people hired are locals to the Manistee, MI area and appreciate having a job in a
tough area to make a buck.
Click new workforce
4/21/14 Unexciting, but necessary for today is
training new staff to make attractor flies. Plan is to
instruct all 3 new employees at the same time to expedite this
Should be able to start my first simple 3D build later today.
Software is installed talking to the machine/printer. A
task that ate up 3 hours yesterday making sure the baud rate,
correct USB com port, and temp settings were up to snuff.
Batteries are in my boat. 15 pound test mono is installed
on 8 rods for shoreline Brown Trout fishing. Question is:
...will I be able to find the time in the right weather window
to allow me to sneak out of the shop for an afternoon?
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