Sunday, October 31, 2021

Post #4000

Over the course of the last week, some of you may have noticed a number at the bottom of every post.  I've put that there not so much for you but to remind me of the countdown to post 4000. 

This is it, and I don't have much to say except thank you to my regular readers and to everyone who stops by.  Since Blogger tells us the number of the post, I've known this has been coming for quite a while, and back over the summer I estimated it would be around now.  You regular readers will have noticed I tend to put up one post a day, so a thousand posts takes about three years.  By that, 4000 takes about 12 years, and my 12th blogiversary will be in February, so I'm ahead of schedule. 

Last Sunday, I said I thought I'd finish the crankshaft for my 1 by 1 engine.  I ended up finishing that today.  After slowly trimming both sides to their proper lengths, I had to make a single purpose tool to help stabilize it for the last operation, and that added a few hours.  That's a story for another day. 

For now...


Make that 

Yeah, that's trying to make it outrageous.


  1. 4000 is a big number, congradulations!

  2. Mazel tov!

    I'm only in the low 3000s yet. Maybe in a year or two...

  3. Congratulations, sir. I greatly enjoy your blog.

  4. Given your machinist habits :-) Have you ever thought about building a wood gas generator and power a genset off it? If so would enjoy your take on the various designs.

    1. What I know about those is pretty close to absolutely zero. I have that FEMA gas generator, it says it's a 1989 reprint and that's the only one I have any info on. I see those as a big step beyond what I've done so far, so I've been concentrating on getting to where I can make useful things.


  5. I stop in every day and enjoy your work. Thanks for sharing. joecrew

  6. I will echo John Wilder, congratulations indeed.

  7. That's a long time to still be productive, and you do it without cheap Dad Jokes ...