Author Archives: Scott Mauer

Two Hundred Watts of Bose Kidney Massage

After starting with useless, blown speakers, Junior’s stereo is now capable of causing both psychotic joy and physical injury. I started with static, and ended with Bluetooth, USB, integrated Pandora, full stereo and 200 watts of Bose sub! The story … Continue reading

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Blasting Back into Baking with Soul Bread

With the return of The Sun, I’m finally coming out of the worst bout of Seasonal Effective Disorder I’ve ever experienced and rejoined the Land of the Living. I put on pants before noon today! The thing I miss most … Continue reading

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Standing Up

I just finished this fabulous standing workstation in the yurt! After finding a monitor mount at Treasure City Thrift, I was ready to try setting up my workspace for standing. I’ve been a slug all winter, and anything I can … Continue reading

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I Survived the Fast-Mimicking Diet

I just got done eating nothing but avocados and veggie powder for five days. Why? For better long and short term health. It’s been clear for a while that one of the main reasons for what are called Western Diseases … Continue reading

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Aventures in Hot Metal – Part 3: Success!

I got the van pipe fixed and back on today! Here’s the damaged newer pipe still on the van. You can see clearly where the sooty diesel exhaust is leaking along a crack between the pipe and the flange. With … Continue reading

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Adventures in Hot Metal – Part 2

After all my hard work, it was time to pressure test the exhaust pipe! I found some thick Playmobile toys that I though would work to plug the ends. I cut them out and drilled the appropriate holes. I then … Continue reading

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Adventures in Hot Metal – Part 1

I did my first metal torch work yesterday, with mostly successful results. I used Muggy Weld SSF-6 High Temperature Silver Solder to close a hole in a damaged exhaust pipe using Lee’s oxyacetylene torch. I have an exhaust pipe on … Continue reading

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