Research List #38

Things I’m Researching:

  • Correct flux/brazing rod combinations for brazing steel
  • Rackmount enclosures for Hackintoshes (plus multi i/o breakout boxes)
  • Mini (micro) amplifier stereo setups (Dayton DTA-120 et. al)
  • ACRNYM shoulder strap configurations
  • shoe rubber midsole suppliers
  • Magnetic door latches
  • Modifying a Circular saw into a Track saw
  • DIY Car Vinyl wrap application (and sourcing supplies)

Research List #37

Things I’m digging deep into:

  • Re-tailoring jackets- especially jackets with felled seams.
  • Making picture frames (larger format…)
  • Real-time digital dashboards (importing custom data?)
  • Analog representations of digital data
  • Vegas cubes
  • Cable Cord cutting (as it exists in 2016)
  • Custom firmware for hand-wired mechanical keyboards
  • Nomenclature/Directory structure for logging large amounts of digital footage
  • Rack-mounted large storage arrays (see above)
  • TIG welding

Research List #36

Trying to do these more regularly. Though I’ve no idea who (besides me) finds them useful.

Current Research:

  • Mechanical Keyboards (as in mechanical-switch actuated vs membrane switch)
    • 35% vs 40% vs 60% Keyboard form factors
    • Custom Keycaps for said mechanical keyboards (for mounting on Cherry MX Clear switches)
    • Fully custom aux keyboards for media keystrokes
    • Aesthetically pleasing USB -> Mini USB cables
  • Alternate graph paper patterns
  • Curing Air-drying clay without cracking
  • Sizable Mid-Century Dining room lighting
  • TIG welding rigs (110v units)
  • Military Nose art

ResearchList #35

I haven’t done one of these in entirely too long.

Current Obsessions:

  • Desert Storm Night Camouflage
  • Document Boxes (aluminum)
  • Rack Mounted Firewire 800 (or, maybe USB 2.0) Storage solutions
  • New Shoulder bag design parameters, referencing
    • TOPO Designs
    • Able Archer
    • The Hill People
  • Air-Hardening Clay
  • Custom Palet racks

Research List #34

Current Obsessions:

  • Brunley Kwaiken (and the offshoots…)
  • Kodachrome processed via Caffenol (weird cyanotype effect)
  • Caffenol recipes (and the best uses for each…)
  • Reloading 126 film cartridges
  • Workflow for a BMPCC into FCPX
  • Vintage Russian 35mm lenses
  • Building a new fly fishing bag (NF-P-126)
  • Waterproofing/resisting cotton duck cloth
  • Better sourcing for ITW GT Cobra Buckle (black, 1.5″)

Research List #33

Things I’ve been looking into and/or have been fascinated by:

  • Wardrobe trunks (generally) and Goyard trunks (specifically)
  • Bubble and Squeak
  • Montana Gold spray paint
  • Carhartt B01 (made in USA version, new “original fit”)
  • Squirt.io speed reading bookmarklet
  • Manfrotto model 209 tripod
  • the Ambitious Card
  • as always, looking for better small part storage
  • Principles of building a RPG (a game, not a grenade)

Research List #32

Things I’ve been looking into:

  • Paetron
  • Better sourcing for Really Useful Boxes
  • Durability of 10oz Duck cloths vs. 300d Codura
  • Kong’s survival pack from Dr. Strangelove
  • Jax Blackener
  • AluBoxes
  • Longitudinal palm
  • MOLLE sunglass case
  • Strikingly web hosting (for future project)
  • Better source for plastic/metal harness hardware
  • Konica Rangefinder cameras

Research List #31

Things I’ve been looking into:

    • No-No (a documentary about Dock Ellis)
    • Our Magic (a documentary about… magic)
    • Mamiya Press Camera
    • 3.5mm 4 pole extension cable
    • Bonding Cuben Fiber
    • Diamond-pattern ripstop lightweight Codura
    • Feasibility of iPad Air2 as my only computer
    • 205/60/16 winter tires
    • Konica Hexanon glass
    • How to mold Kydex
    • Finding a satisfactory camera strap
    • MOLLE construction specifications

Research List #30

Things I’ve been looking into:

  • “The Straight Line is a Godless Line”
  • Pinball legend Roger Sharpe
  • Purchasing Bulk (100′) 35mm film rolls (and loading)
  • Josh Long’s 8-Day book “Execute”
  • Citizen AW1360-04E Aviator
  • Tellason T-Shirts
  • Sourcing Carpenter’s pencils
  • Sourcing think Black felt (for re-lightsealing a camera)
  • Nikon Nikkor 50mm 1.8 AIS (later version)
  • Better sourcing Uniball Signo 207 Micro (0.38mm) refills
  • Better Shemagh sourcing
  • Better Washi tape sourcing
  • Better small parts organization (less expensive than Sortimo)
  • Sourcing material for camera straps (via tripod mount?)

Research List #29

Things I’ve been looking into (with new expanded explanations!)

  • Omnifocus for taks management
  • “The Manual” a design magazine
  • Makeshift magazine – Intended to foster creativity
  • French Cleat systems – for better flexible organizational systems of storage
  • GoRuck DIY Moral Patch Kit – for easier labeling of gear bags
  • Baron Fig “Confidant” – high quality journal (maybe for replacement Bullet Journal?)
  • Leuchtturm1917 – high end journal (sz medium dots) (maybe a replacement Bullet Journal?)
  • Kiridashi – seems to be a type of Japanese knife, but very little documentation
  • Gravity Pockets – gravity actuated pockets in jacket sleeves
  • TAD Denim – performance designed raw denim