Self Reliance

March is nearly over, and it’s still cold in Greensboro

Greetings. I had a birthday on the 25th. I wrote down a list of things to do this 38th year of my life, and it’s slightly daunting. Physical exercise goals, home and shop improvements, inventions, continuing education and vacation are all things that need to be put on the forefront. I’m also recently more concerned […]

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10 days early or 20 days late

Today it suddenly got warm. Weather here in NC is a bit mercurial, there’s not a lot of rhyme or reason to it, and a person who works for himself and has a million projects indoors and out can keep a task list that is weather dependent.  Today I should be outside taking advantage of […]

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

“Do Y’all like sharp things?!” My new video intro should get put into use this year much more than before, as I begin to photograph, video demonstrate and put to market many of the new creations I’ve been working on these last many months. The Anubis tomahawk is supposed to be featured in this March’s […]

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Niece’s 2nd Birthday

Well, I missed my deadline again.  Luckily, Today there’s a birthday party to remind me that the 25th just happened.  My Sister’s daughter is 2 years old, and I dropped the ball on the present I was going to make. A growth (height) chart with a custom CNC carved head piece that looks like a […]

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An long overdue blog entry

Well, I happened to look at the calender on my computer, and noticed that it’s the 25th of the month, which is when I’m supposed to write in this blog. It’s one month from my niece’s birthday. She’ll be two. The last 9 months have been pretty busy. There have been injuries, setbacks, progress, ducks […]

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Strike Anywhere Matches

Strike Anywhere Matches:         I  have had some difficulty actually figuring out how to write one of these “blogs” on our SRE website as I am old enough to be a bit technically challenged regarding computers. However,  I felt it was time to do something reminiscent of what Thomas Paine and other outspoken colonists felt […]

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Tomorrow is Pi Day

March 13th, 2017 The time just flies by. Struggling all winter to finish projects, keep the shop fairly organized, all the while attempting to take steps toward improving our products and process so we can be ready to take more orders and actually do some real marketing to those who haven’t found our website. I’ve […]

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2016 is here, and it’d dang cold

January 9, 2016 The holiday season has been a whirlwind of distractions, with SOME work getting done, but not nearly as much as I would like. Having family and friends visit is wonderful, but when even my solitary days are too short to make the kind of dent in my to-do list that I want, […]

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August 25, my niece is 10 months old today

This has been the most humid summer ever, but thankfully, the days are beginning to get shorter and cooler. Work on everything in the shop has been a little slow, because I tend to take more time on individual projects than I should.  Final metalwork on the new batch of Anubis tomahawks should be concluding […]

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July twenty five and the heat is high

It feels like it might be a summer of record temperatures here in the middle of North Carolina. Because the shop is an uninsulated steel Quonset hut, it is necessary to run the exhaust fan as long as the sun is out, because an incredible amount of solar energy transfers into the steel, and radiates […]

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