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Garden Railroading
3D Printing
I enjoy making Natural Edged Bowls.   I also enjoy sharing my woodturning and  offer classes so you can "Learn to Turn".  On this site you will see a video of me making a bowl in my San Jose shop.   I also have a video of a Interview with the San Jose Mercury News.  My woodturning Studo was in San Jose Ca., until 2014. 

We have relocated to Los Banos Ca. and I have a new shop as you will see.  Since we have been here we have  participated in a few craft fairs.  I have  signed up for a few more for this next year.  Join me if you can in my woodturning world...

Click on the "Woodturning" button above to explore some of my Shavings.
I actually am involved with two types of lasers.  The first type is the "Laser Diode".  These are low power and the common use is with the laser "pointers". 

The second type of the lasers I have is the Co2 type.  This type is a high power system and can be very dangerous.  It requires a chiller to keep water running through the tube to keep the heat down.  This laser is a "Morn" Laser engraver.  I use this machine to cut, or engrave wood and/or acrylic.

Click on the "Laser-art" button above and check out my laser use and creativity.

We enjoy Model Railroading and Trains.    For me it started with a Lionel set on my fifth Christmas (1950). Later it was HO scale. Many years and layouts later, a friend came by for a visit and introduced my wife and I to "G" scale!   ...  I sold the forty year collection of HO trains and used the money to go bigger!  We put together a great RR in San Jose and operated for many years.  We had many open houses with the Bay area Garden Railroaders society.  But, in 2014 we had to move.  Our new location is Los Banos Ca.  We are now in the process of building our new RR empire.   We are making 1:24 scale buildings for Garden Railroading  using my laser and  acrylic instead of wood.  I build and my wife, QA's and then paints them. 

Click on the "Garden Railroading"  button above for more train stuff ...
3D Printing is new to me.  I have only touched on the fringes of this new technology.  It take a while to decide which printer to purchase. I chose the MakerBot Replicator.  I did add a couple plastic sides to help block the wind.  

I have  created a few parts for our RR buildings with this printer.  And for Xmas I made a train whistle with his name on it for my brother

I am excited to open some new doors and explore some of the new possabilities.

Click on the "3D Printing" button above and follow along with my new 3D printing adventures.