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Old 08-18-2014, 09:25 AM   #14901
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I am up. Will spend the day figuring out what to postpone until whenever.
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Old 08-18-2014, 02:08 PM   #14902
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Checking e-mail before I left for yoga class this morning, I saw an e-mail from a former w*rk colleague asking me to give him a call regarding a lingering contract dispute with a former client. My blood pressure went up about 20 points immediately! Fortunately yoga calmed me back down. Called him back and will probably end up talking with mediation lawyers about this because the client is refusing to pay for the last 3 months of services rendered under the contract saying that we hadn't done some things we were supposed to several years earlier. Client manager is lying through his teeth, just like he did back in the day. That man took several years off my life, so I'm happy to dredge up some old memories to put him back in his place.

Wrote a letter to a prisoner as part of a letter-writing ministry. I always feel very grateful for all that I have when I do that. It's quite sad how many prisoners have no contact at all from family or friends while they are incarcerated - it's surprising any of them succeed at staying straight when they get out after that.

Just got some chicken out to defrost - think I'll make chicken curry for dinner. Oh wait a minute - DH is out to lunch with a friend and I think he said they were going for Indian food. Darn. Guess it'll be stir-fry.
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Old 08-18-2014, 03:28 PM   #14903
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Do you think the stores would mind if I threw the furniture around a few times to see if it was durable ?
Might want to ask first just so they don't call the police on the "crazy lady" throwing furniture around.
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Old 08-18-2014, 05:18 PM   #14904
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DH returned home last night from a three week, 6700 mile m/c trip to the northwest and into Canada. This is his fourth 'epic journey' across America.

Next year he plans on visiting the few remaining states in the lower 48.

Here's a pic taken on his journey by one of his friends....
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Old 08-18-2014, 06:20 PM   #14905
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DH returned home last night from a three week, 6700 mile m/c trip to the northwest and into Canada. This is his fourth 'epic journey' across America.

Next year he plans on visiting the few remaining states in the lower 48.

Here's a pic taken on his journey by one of his friends....
Really nice photo of your handsome hubby! And those are some wide open spaces!
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Old 08-18-2014, 07:21 PM   #14907
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Broke out my mothballed metal lathe today and made a part for my neighbor's truck. I bought the lathe 35 years ago and played with it a lot, then less and less over the years. My neighbor was stuck on a repair job and we designed a work around part and I machined it up for him. Fun while it lasted, now back into mothballs.
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Spent three hours in traffic for a two hour trip to Columbus to visit BS ( beloved son). While there, visited an old haunt - a used camera store - and got some nice prices on some used equipment. Staying overnight and will have breakfast with BS before heading home. Will stop somewhere semi- scenic to try out new lens.


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Old 08-19-2014, 12:31 PM   #14909
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Really nice photo of your handsome hubby! And those are some wide open spaces!
Thanks...

He mostly stayed with friends, at hotels/cabins during his journey but occasionally would sleep in his tent. Here are a couple of pics in his luxurious tiny tent...one is the view from his window and the other a view from his skylight....
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Not sure if this is the right thread but this started with a photograph so will post it here. Used a photograph of my mom when she was a young lady and then converted it to a format so it could be carved in to a piece of 1/4" thick corian using a CNC router. The program to make the conversion from jpeg is called Photocarve (from Vectric Software)- this is my second try using the program after receiving a lot of tips from the Vectric forum. When lit from the back, the lithopane shows incredible detail.

Here's the corian after it was carved.



Here's the image using a desk lamp for a light source, not the best but shows the detail that is present in the carving.



It took nearly 4 hours for the image to carve and is about 1/8" deep in some places. The cutting is done with a series of over 1000 diagonal lines. As part of the carving to produce a lithopane, the light and dark areas of the original photo are reversed so that the lighter areas are cut more deeply- much more to learn but thought some might be interested.
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Wow. That is too cool!
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Old 08-19-2014, 03:39 PM   #14912
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Davemartin88, That is so cool.
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Old 08-19-2014, 03:44 PM   #14913
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Awesome, truly!
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Old 08-19-2014, 04:01 PM   #14914
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Davemartin88, I hope you don't mind me taking the liberty of putting the two photos together in the same frame in PS, but I have a pure an ulterior motive. I want to show it to DW. If she likes the concept, and sees the potential for neat gifts, chances are good I'll end up with some cool new toys. Heh, heh.
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Old 08-19-2014, 04:09 PM   #14915
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Astounding! Great idea.
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Old 08-19-2014, 04:13 PM   #14916
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Say, Walt34. The various endeavors of yours seem to require a tag line change. You are well beyond the call to do nothing.
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Walt34, no problem with the change to the photos and good luck. Feel free to pm me if you'd like some websites with more info on the equipment and process. I'm already receiving requests from family to do a photo for them.

Thanks to,all for the nice comments.
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Davemartin88 - that is simply incredible!
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Very nice!
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Back home after a holiday in northern Hokkaido - stunningly beautiful scenery and far to much good food and beer.
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