Friday, December 19, 2014

Here is a good picture of my 1966 Studebaker as it is now.

Friday, November 02, 2012

Here is the recreated Studebaker Hawk emblem.  I happen to have the blueprint for this one.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

More Solidworks Fun

I've been busy!  Here is another re-engineered Studebaker part.  A hood ornament base (made without blueprints).

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Here is another example of some CAD work I have done on Solidworks.

Monday, October 22, 2012

An example of my CAD work

Here's an example of something I re-created using Solidworks and a rendering program.

Here's a slightly improved version.  Can you spot the differences in the part?  Only one thing is very obvious (to me).

Friday, September 21, 2012

A Nostradamus prediction of the USA in 2012?

I was paging through an old book on Nostradamus prophesies by Erica Cheetham yesterday and I came across one she couldn't decipher.

Here it is (Century V V.XCVI):

The rose upon the middle of the world
Because of new deeds public blood is shed.
To speak the truth they will have closed
mouths.  Then, at the time of need the
awaited one will come late.

I immediately understood what it could mean.  The US is the rose.  Because of new deeds - in other words, because of Obamacare and the stimulus programs of the government - public blood, public money, is spent.  The administration has been getting caught increasingly telling lies, for instance about the cause of the attacks on embassies in Libya and Egypt, and to tell the truth about almost anything would have to shut its mouth.

I'm not sure about the "awaited one".  It could mean Mr. Romney.  In terms of being awaited, I think it means that many have been waiting and hoping for someone new to take the Presidency in November.  And it IS very late, perhaps too late, to save the country from ruin.

In my view, this is an unnerving quatrain.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

I just realized I never posted a picture of the 1966 Studebaker Cruiser I bought last May. Here is an older photo. Right now the brakes are being redone, but the car is outside and the rainy Oregon winters don't make it easy.