Deadpool desk, finally done....

Permalink 06/10/16 18:54, by admin, Categories: main

Or..... as done as it's going to be.

Everything is a learning experience. If everything works the first time, you'll never learn how to react when things go wrong.

The project is complete, because at some point, you have to tell yourself, "Stop fucking with it". 

Videos of the desk, and various stages of completion are on YouTube.

Deadpool desk build.

Permalink 06/09/16 16:56, by admin, Categories: main

Since one of the boys has a Deadpool themed room, and needed a desk, I had an idea.

There were bags of concrete in the garage, and I was sure I could get some scrap steel, somewhere.

I searched through the scrap wood, and cut/screwed together a mold for the concrete.

Mixed, poured, and waited............

Two 11-yr olds, and myself, carried the 160+lbs of concrete and wood to the backyard from the garage, to begin finishing the build, with a few pauses along the way for them to rest.

The mold was lined with Plasti-Dip, and caulked, so the concrete came out pretty well, but part of it leaked internally, so it pulled out some of the moisture. I had to use QuickCrete concrete patcher to rebuild/fix the detail.

Then sealed with paint.

The steel showed up from a shipping crate for a four-post lift, and an old project from someone else. 

Some of the measurments were correct without cutting, almost as if the universe wanted it to be built.

After the black dried, I masked/painted the ..... mask......using glow in the dark paint for the eyes.

I cut plywood to help support the concrete underneath, and used a jack to hold it up, so I could slide the concrete over, and rest it into place in the metal stand.

The glow paint(Wal-Mart is 1/2 the cost of Lowes), went on too thick, because I was rushing, and cracked. I would either leave it, or find something else to fill it in, which ended up being glow in the dark glitter(Michaels), mixed in epoxy. 

Then several pours, with 4-6 hours in between, to fill in the detail, and bring it up to the top level.

A picture montage is out on youtube here, and here.......and here.

The initial epoxy from Best Bartop Epoxy is drying, 4 pours so far, and 1-2 more to go..............

Swackhamer for president, 2016.

Permalink 05/08/16 17:37, by admin, Categories: main
It's that time again, when people go out and pretend to vote for president.

You should just write me in, when you vote for President.

I would never get old when there is an event, or a situation, and someone says "It's hammer time."

I will never say "I approved this message", well beyond saying I will never say it, because it doesn't make sense, and anyone who adds that, is a mindless drone following rules that don't make sense.

I would also not talk about Minimum wage, because you shouldn't get excited about $15/hr. You should want to make more, and work to get more.

How do people get caught up in the same arguments, talking about the same topics, every election cycle, for decade after decade?
How do you stand behind people that Lie and change their postions based on who they are talking to at the time?
Don't you think that it should be Hammer time?

What chapter are you in?

Permalink 04/09/16 00:57, by admin, Categories: main

Sometimes if you take a moment to stop and think, to really take an inventory of your life, how you feel, and what you are doing. You may come to a realization that life has a lot of ups and downs, the joy and pain, the famine or fortune.

If you figure out who you are, what you will accept, and what you cannot. Then a calmness, and easiness permeates your life. It's not about what you have, or don't have. You should really care about what you care about, and disassociate from what you dont. Money doesn't equal success, but if you don't dread and complain about going to work, then you may have success. 

What you do, is who you are, no matter what words you speak. There is no way to hide that, and anything above a superficial relationship will dig through any phoniness, and just cause undo stress. So good or bad, be who you are, and don't try to be someone you're not.

With all of the trials and tribulations you may have gone through over the years, stop and ask yourself, 'what chapter am I in, and who are the leading characters'. 

You may find that you are in the best chapter of your life, and the rest of the story isn't written.


Life goal.

Permalink 02/10/16 14:49, by admin, Categories: main

You should not want what other people have.

You should want what YOU want, and be able to keep what you have.

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