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A Sadly Glorious Day

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Today is a very happy but sad day for me.  Joyous because today is the day we true Southerners celebrate Robert E. Lee’s birthday.  Sad because this year this is the day my Father died in 2004.  Two great military men and two men of unquestioned integrity. Of course the history of Robert E. Lee […]

Posted by neonjohn on January 18th, 2016 under Cool Stuff, Current Events, Personal | 5 Comments »

Using the Induction Heater – Aluminum Melting Part 2

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The Kitchen Foundry In part one I documented the construction of the Kentucky Fried Foundry, designed to melt small batches of aluminum using our Fluxeon® Roy induction heater.  In this instalment I document the furnace’s use. This shows the overall setup of the Kitchen Foundry.  From left to right Power meter to measure the energy […]

Posted by neonjohn on November 9th, 2014 under Cool Stuff, Electronics, Induction heating, Projects | 3 Comments »

Using the Induction Heater – Aluminum Casting

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Making an induction heated aluminum melter

Posted by neonjohn on November 1st, 2014 under Cool Stuff, Induction heating, Projects | 13 Comments »

Cutting My Way To Paradise

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When I say “cut my way to Paradise (here in Green Cove) I mean it literally.  On my to the metropolis of Tellico Plains, I navigate about 25 miles of winding country road that follows the Tellico River.  On any given day there can be one or more trees down across the road.  That’s a […]

Posted by neonjohn on July 26th, 2013 under Cool Stuff, Projects, RV/Camping | 3 Comments »





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