No 7 drawing in my goals for 2016

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The dancing through days and night ends and what to do then?

This is the seventh drawing in a long series of drawings Iโ€™m planning to make. I will tell you more about the project when I get a little bit further ๐Ÿ™‚

Whatโ€™s your goals? Do you have projects? Let us know about them ๐Ÿ™‚



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June 1944 (4)

Pacific Paratrooper

Tanapag, Saipan, June 1944. Image by Life photographer W. Eugene Smith Tanapag, Saipan, June 1944. Image by Life photographer W. Eugene Smith

19-20 June โ€“ the second stage of the naval battle in the Philippine Sea, the Japanese fleet finally had come within range of Adm. Spruance and his carrier aircraft went airborne. [between the Spruance fleet and Mitscherโ€™s, there were 956 aircraft] ย Even as the enemy retreated, the aircraft, running low on fuel, engaged in an even larger โ€œturkey shootโ€. [differences claim conflicting numbers, but to estimate: Japan had 450 carrier planes and 300 land based โ€“ with a loss of 550-645. ย The US lost 123]. ย The Japanese carrier IJNย Hiyo sank after 2 torpedo hits and bombs damaged theย Zuikaku and theย Chiyoda. ย Night rescues for US aircraft crews went out for the survivors.

Battle of Saipan, June 1944 Battle of Saipan, June 1944

A third wave of attacks caused more losses for the enemy and on the fourth wave Adm. Ozawa barelyโ€ฆ

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Make Your Own Spot Welder, A Let’s Build Project.

The Arts Mechanical

When I was working on the sheet metal post, I had forgotten this article in Make Magazine on how to makeย a spot welder. Having a spot welder is veryย useful when working with sheet metal and small parts. Itโ€™s also a good start project to develop skills that will help you later.

Hereโ€™s a more detailed blog post.

He links to a some tutorials.

Hereโ€™s another one.

The fun part building your own spot welder is that the tool yo make will probably be as good, if not better as the tools you can buy.ย  All the spot welders Iโ€™ve used or seen in various shops have had sort of that unfinished hacked together feel to them even if they had all the badges and manufacturing of a product.ย  None of them really worked very wellโ€ฆ

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Custom Delivery At Scale

When is a commodity not a commodity? When each individual item is made to order. Not just made for the P.O. but to the specifics of the customer’s requests. With traditional supply chain practices it’s easy enough to get the order right for the specified number of items in the package. But when that package count is 1, there is literally no margin for error.

And when the delivery is made through any of a variety of channels the process of making custom products can explode into seemingly unmanageable permutations. This isn’t conjecture. The custom-made model is fast approaching as technology accelerates and provides more options and more automation.

We’re already seeing customization of household items like rugs made to match colors and patterns supplied by the customer. These can be purchased at physical stores that manufacture in the back room, or ordered online and produced either at the store or some remote facility. In some cases orders can be shipped the next day.

Bird Of Paradise

The Inspiration Shots

iPhoneOgraphy โ€“ 25 Aug 2016 (Day 238/366)

Strelitzia is a genus of five species of perennial plants, native to South Africa. It belongs to the plant family Strelitziaceae. The genus is named after the duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, birthplace of Queen Charlotte of the United Kingdom. A common name of the genus is bird of paradise flower / plant, because of a resemblance of its flowers to birds-of-paradise. In South Africa it is commonly known as a crane flower and is featured on the reverse of the 50 cent coin. It is the floral emblem of the City of Los Angeles; two of the species, Strelitzia nicolai and Strelitzia reginae, are frequently grown as house plants.

The species S. nicolai is the largest in the genus, reaching 10 m tall, with stately white and blue flowers; the other species typically reach 2 to 3.5 m tall, except S. caudata which isโ€ฆ

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