Jaimie Whips out his Lumber Mill Mmmmm.... Wood
This is my home made piece of junk that makes gorgeous boards. :-) Its only 2hp so it goes kinda slow, but... it gets there. I usually have it set up with a little counterweight pulling it through, but didn't set it up yet. Oh... and I'm cutting a really hard piece of ash here. Hemlock, and Pine are WAY easier to cut.
Dangerous! Never do this! Smelting Aluminium without fancy equipment
Seriously, don't ever do this because I don't want to hear about someone burning their fingers off because they did what i did. I use fire a lot, know what I'm doing, and am aware of, and accept the risks. So... I'm starting to think that I may have to build a big robot in the future that is made completely out of melted aluminium. Even better would be to use a giant parabolic dish to melt said aluminium. :-) Mmmm... sun.
How to Build an Engine/Alternator Generator 1/2:Finding Parts
yyyyep. I'm making a little generator that will charge batteries. Very useful of you're a nut like me, and have a battery bank connected to a 3000Watt inverter to plug a MIG welder into. This thing should keep the batteries topped up between welding beads. :-)