Wolcott, CT

Tool and Die: Session 2

The second session started with a tour of the Tool Room. This is Dave’s room since he is responsible for making any new or replacement punches, dies, or gauges as they wear or break. Here is a sample of what the room looks like. The room is made up of a series of machines used […]

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Wolcott, CT

Tool and Die: Session 1

Today was the day I visited the shop to begin my work. There are six employees and two administrative. After my friend took me around to meet the guys, he left me with Mike, one of the toolmakers, who gave me a tour of the shop and necessary background information that describes its high-level purpose […]

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New Year; New Project: Out of my comfort zone!

Happy New Year everyone! Over the next few blog entries, I plan to document the creation of a new project/series. This may become my most ambitious, out of my comfort zone, project to date. First, a little background. The idea for this project began in 2008. A friend of mine is president and part owner […]

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Utah Scenics: Kolob Canyon

Our last scenic location visit during our recent trip to southern Utah was to Kolob Canyon . Jayne and I had visited the main entrance to Zion National Park earlier in the week. Our Kolob Canyon exploration was different in that the entrance road takes you higher into the peaks rather than at valley level between […]

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Utah Scenics: The Grand Staircase

One afternoon, during a recent trip to southern Utah, Jayne and I took a ride along scenic Route 12 from our lodging in Brian Head to Escalante. One place we visited was Kodachrome Basin State Park . It is down the road from the Visitor Center in Cannonville , along Route 12. There are 67 monolithic stone […]

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