Saturday, June 21, 2008

Wooden toys

I've been experimenting a little with woodworking lately. Here's a toy dog I made for my daughter and a toy train for my son. The dog has a string you tie around its neck and you can take it for a walk. (You can get the plan for the toy dog here.) The train is to go on his tracks, but the train is a little too long for that, so it will have to be a carpet train.
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Friday, June 20, 2008

jig saw blades

This post is probably completely useless to anyone but me, but these are the bosch jigsaw blades I own and what they do:

T101AO - Wood blade, specifically for curved cuts, splinter free. 5/64" - 3/4" material. (6.05/5)
T101BR - Wood blade, downward cutting (splinter free on top surface.) 3/16" - 1 1/4" material. (8.49/5)
T101DP - Wood blade, specifically for angled cuts. 1/4" - 2 3/8" material. (8.36/5)
T118A - Metal blade, basic straight cuts. (7.00/5)
T118G - Metal blade, straight cuts in thin material. 1/16" - 3/64" material. (6.97/5)
T123X - Metal blade, fast and long life, Progressor toothing for use in thick and thin material. 3/64" - 3/4" material. (9.78/5)
T144D - Wood blade, straight and fast cuts. 1/4" - 2 3/8" material. (7.87/5)
T234X - Wood blade, straight fine cuts. Progressor toothing for thick and thin material. (9.02/5)
T345XF - Wood with nails or metal blade. Progressor toothing for thick and thin material. 3/16" - 3 5/8" material. (13.89/5)

thanks to the cat guy on amazon for compiling this.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

FoodThinger - free food storage planning / tracking software

FoodThinger a free (GPL) software program to keep track of food storage or an emergency supply of food. It will generate a food storage plan based on your family size. Then you can track your progress as you add more food to your supply, where the food is, and when it expires. It also generates reports to allow you to see your progress and what you still need to buy.

You can download FoodThinger and find its full documentation here. This program is released, but should be considered beta (in English: this program will work most of the time, but might have a few glitches. Let me know if you have problems.

(No Linux version as of yet, but all it would really need to get it to work is a linux sqlite dll.)