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December 31, 2008

The post is here.


Mission critical failure.

December 31, 2008

If anyone happens to be in a position to be able to get a replacement bandsaw blade of irregular size before the end of next week, your call would be welcome.

Sir Isaac update

December 29, 2008

Due to some engineer issues we’ve had to spend some time making alternate (pronounced expensive) arragements and our few work days have been cut down with the farting about. The extreme heat and sunburn hasn’t helped either.

However the throwing arm has progressed well and the new engineering work will be ready for us to pick up on Wednesday morning so expect some more photos on Thursday.

Meanwhile a pictorial lesson in dowel jointing catapults (can also be used for Viking longships but we’ll speak more of that next year).

Take one throwing arm. Here’s one I prepared earlier…dsc00687

Drill holes..dsc006881

Get your dowels cut to size and sloted and assemble your  wedges. Here are some I prepared earlier…dsc00690

Glue dowels and hammer into place. This must be done left handed or you’re wrong. Ok just wrong, got that? dsc00694

Glue and hammer in wedges.dsc00696

Sand smooth to taste.dsc00699

Send someone a card for Christmas.

December 22, 2008


Upadte: For those of you finding this post from last Christmas Hannah recieved thousands of Christmas cards as a result of this and other requests. She died on the 16 of June 2009.


December 19, 2008

Ya’ll may need chains for that thar gorebull warming all over Vegas. Three inches of it.

Yes send all my tax dollars to Russia, help save the desert plams from snow… err.

They just can’t break the habbit.

December 19, 2008

After a decade of taking things that don’t belong to them the labour party just can’t help themselves any more.

A Labour Party staffer was still working in Parliament yesterday despite being charged with stealing wine from the Press Gallery’s Christmas party.

Aidan Smith was arrested after allegedly being caught taking the wine to a car outside Wednesday night’s party, which was attended by Prime Minister John Key and a collection of other ministers and senior MPs.

A group of up to four people, also believed to be Labour staffers, were seen acting suspiciously as they came in and out of the party, which was held in Parliament’s Doidge room and spilled into the area outside.

This collection of socialists actually helped themselves to about $400 worth of other peoples wine, actually much of it was donated by the US Embasy so they were stealing evil Amerikan wine! It wasn’t a simple casse of on the way out grabbing a bottle left over, it was a multiman mission to uplift a substantial amount of someone elese property and they worked hard to conceal their activities. One nob was caught and like all good socialists the rest ran and left him to it under the socialist/rat/sinking ship clause. Shame about the security cameras.

I’m awaiting the “just a silly drunken prank” spin at 0900 this morning along with the hey look we’ll pay for it sorry about that, nothing to see here, move on bullshit that is the hallmark of the left.

Lock.them.up!!! Time we started applying some actuall acontability to the politicians and their pets. If Rangi Jones from Ruatoria lifted $400 worth of DB from his local it wouldn’t be kid gloves time.

Project Update: Sir Isaac

December 18, 2008

Well after much farting about  and general requisitioning of tools we’ve made some progress.


The wheels were first. Here they are glued and clamped. They’ve already been cut and are awaiting the engineer to make the tyres before we cut an axle hole in and band them.


The base has been cut and will be assembled once the axles have been axleised, made round if you will.


Some scarfing was done so I guess that makes us scarfies or something. Over the weekend we’ll be inserting 3.6 meters of doweling into these joins and wedging them… asuming we don’t get bored with work and take Chucky out for play in all this gorebull warming we’re getting.


Casting of the new ammunition was a success and we’ll be making more 1.1kg cement balls in the unlikely event that we have time to do it before we hit event season… in three weeks time.