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Funny Fork – Public Introduction

The Funny Fork project started as the simple desire to understand the handling characteristics of suspensions systems which were non telescopic in nature.  Having few modern interpretations of…

Frame repair on the old timer.

The Turner Sultan is nearing the end of its life but it’s replacement is still in process so I need to extend it’s life a bit.  A crack…

Carbon Skateboard Project – Part 1

After years of watching my brother shred and several more years talking about what a carbon board would feel like it’s time to build one.  Carbon boards exist,…

Wireless VR Headset by Serious Simulations

Although this project is still in development it’s time to share some progress.  Serious Simulations reached out to JGW looking to move their Industrial Design by Peter Solomon Design into…

GORE KART P1

So the Gore Kart begins. I want to list some goals before diving in further. 1. Suspension sag and spring rates that allow some control over weight transfer….

Punk Rock is better than ever.

Toil away, and at the end of the day. You can look back on a game well played. This about sums up this album, one of the best…

JGW/NP Customs Drone (Boxer Prototype 1)

I had not been Tiny Whooping yet and the last time I was RC’ing in 3d they were called Foamies, and most anything I flew spent as much…

CAD/3D Model Repository

After years of amassing a large model database of cad models it was about time to contribute to the online community.   Luckily tools exist like Thingiverse.com, and…

Photos from life.

Running list of 3d Printing Tips

For years I managed to outsource rapid prototyping but as costs decreased and material properties improved it became reasonable to bring some work in house.  The first printer I ran…

The Miata

Like all Miata’s this one has long a story and my time with it has been great, but I’m in need of some more space so it’s time…

Funny Fork West Coast Test and Tune 

Visiting a friend gave me the opportunity to spend some time testing the FF-01 and 02 on unfamiliar terrain, most of which had about 10x the elevation my…

Rebuilding my 3d Printer (Head Alignment)

Sometime in 2015 I picked up a 3D printer at MicroCenter of the open box variety.  The few hundred in savings out of the gate seemed a good…

Rocket Sled – Mach 8.5 Rail Line

It seems obvious to me after viewing that the Rocket Sled must have been produced to test new materials at speed, but what wasn’t obvious were the methods…

Pit Pat – GloboChem Presents

This is Pit Pat, it is a character from Mr. Show with Bob and David.  I think the fact that I chose to model Pit Pat is directly related to…

Manor Racing Posters

They may not be on the pointy end of the grid but their creative direction is on point.   Every race they have released a race themed poster,…

Electron Microscope – Vinyl Record

Stumbled upon this awesome YT channel called Applied Science.  Favorite part is the silver vapor deposition on the vinyl record sample, very cool stuff. http://benkrasnow.blogspot.com/  

Nuclear Powered – Solar System Hopping – Runabout FS / built to order… see EPA about exhaust…

In 1950’s as Freeman Dyson puts it, the Russians had Sputnik existential threat, so if you were a scientist looking for money you had a target market, and…

We won an award: The PTEN

The Mini Ductor Venom is the 2016 PTEN Innovative Specialty Tool Award Winner. Elgin, Illinois – August 5, 2016 – Induction Innovations, Inc. today announces that the Mini-Ductor…

Andrea Smith Bike Mechanic

A mechanics perspective.

“When I think about having to just be in the garage all day, its kinda like a peaceful place that I go”,  “Find a mechanic who’s willing to…

Union Jack

35 years….

Since a Brit won a premier class Moto GP win.  Not anymore, Congrats Cal Crutchlow.

Modern Processors: How its made.

This is about as concise a description I have heard on how modern CPU’s and other hardware is produced.   The Sound of Atoms Bonding video shows some of…

JGW Funny Fork

FF-01 – Update # 2

Overview: It’s been about a month now since first trail testing the FF-01 and although it is too early to make claims about performance,  handling or ride characteristics, it…

Man vs Machine

Enjoy some pure onboard video from Iannone on his Ducati.  Notice the movement under braking and as he rolls into the turn towards apex, crazy corner speeds and…

Love letter to a motorcycle.

It is very difficult to explain in just a few words what my relationship with Yamaha has been in these past seven years. “Many things have changed since…

Tastes Change

A grasp of the psychological mechanism behind taste may not change our sense of what we find beautiful, but it can prevent us from reacting to what we…

Metal Working Anvil

Anvils, a brief history of heavy metal.

A new channel I can’t get enough of. Essential Craftsman. Essential Craftsman.   A reprint from “The American Blacksmith” September 1914   While everyone is familiar with the…