Month: January 2018

Wooden coaster

Wooden coaster

CNC, Uncategorized, Woodworking
I experimented inlaying different woods to produce attractive design.  I decided to make a coaster so I could use it afterward.   I used my upcoming company logo as the basis of the design and decided on a 4" coaster diameter, plain round for now.   I used a 60 degrees v-bit, 16K RPM, 65IPM feedrate (could have gone faster but I went with safe values).  I then glued the two parts together, making sure there was glue in every corner to prevent lift-up / delamination later, used regulard yellow wood glue.  I then clamped overnight to allow to dry.  Next morning, I used my bandsaw to remove the backing of the inlay and then sanded everything smooth using 180, 320 and 400 grit.  I than applied 6 coats of glossy varnish, sanding with 600 grit in b...
Site is now running on an Azure Linux VM

Site is now running on an Azure Linux VM

Computer
I'm happy to report that I'm mostly done migrating my site from Shared GoDaddy to a dedicated VM on Azure! Knowing that I would need a 2nd site for my personal business (more on this soon), I spent the last few weeks reviewing hosting options for either shared or dedicated hosting.  I read a lot of review and finally made the jump to an azure VM. Reasoning Price-wise, for about the same amount I get a dedicated VM that I can do whatever I want with (multi site wordpress, services etc) Pros: Low cost (24 CAD$ / month Pay-As-You-Go or 9.95 CAD$ / month for 3 years) More consistent performance Can easily scale up / down resources (CPU + RAM) as needed Access to the full cloud infrastructure as needed (backups, virtual network, other VM, storage, tiered storage e...