Well, it had to happen eventually, I was warned by the master of our internet ceremonies at the shop about a week back that the "Shop" thread had grown pretty much to the limits of the server and software used to to run the forum and a change was going to have to be made. Here it is, Volume II of who knows how many it will l end up being. I was going to go through the old thread and do some major cleaning but found out that would probably do more harm than good in terms of server to server speaking so as of today I will be locking down the old thread and it will remain a sticky in this forum but no more comments in the previous volume will be added to keep the thread alive suspended in space and time.
To get volume two off to an interesting start we will go with some classic shop stuff, some totally new R&D and some of the normal sorts of photos you guys have to suffer through to keep up with me, kittens and wicked weather, airplanes and the like. Perhaps the first couple of pics should not be shop related directly but rather attacked from an indirect angle. So this is the moment of "birth" shall we say...and I just happened to have some totally gross pictures of my kitty giving birth to a litter of six kittens on the last memory card stack I edited...perfect.
Since the first version of this thread was started almost exactly six years ago a plane pic or two will add perspective as well. You guys have seen over the last half decade that I have a deep and abiding passion for things that fly but I never figured I would be at the controls of my own plane, in the last six years as I have grown and I have saved and planned and finally was able to make the jump to "light speed", or in the case of a Cessna 150M about 108mph on a good day for true airspeed. The plane pics are from the day of delivery by a trusted forum member and a perfect example of how far this thread and forum have taken me in life.
There are definitely some interesting projects coming up this year and this thread will continue to be my picture depository and story vault that I use to host the rest of my online life. The single kitten pictured is today starting it's 5th week of life...and is way too cute! The lightning was from a strong storm that passed by me to the south a few miles from my house late last night...I am sure the neighbors wonder about the guy down the street that stands out in pouring rain all over the hood' with a big ass camera and tripod looking like he is trying to get hit by lightning...I am sure they wonder about a lot of things I do for that matter! I think this lightning shot is my best of the year so far, here is to hoping that is not the case but if it is the pic turned out pretty damn good. If you like it make sure to click on it and see it in non compressed format at 1200x800 pixels...and as usual if you see any pics you just have to have in full poster size resolution I am a whore that will sell anything for a price, I have to support my airplane habit somehow. Just PM requests to me for full resolution photos and I can send you a flash drive post payment with the 22.1MP RAW file for your favorite printing house. $25/each BTW, payable by paypal. If you need me to make you a desktop screensave we can come up with a much cheaper price for that and for gearhead related stuff they will be free for the most part.