Thursday, February 12, 2009

Hotter Than the Surface of the Sun

For those of you who are also Seattle-ites: "Sun" is a yellow point-source of light and heat in the sky. No, no. That horizon-wide, mildly glowing, gray thing is not "Sun" that's what meteorologists call "a bad place to live".

My welding class is now about half over. This week we were introduced to the plasma cutter. Possibly the coolest thing ever. The plasma is about 16000 degrees and the cut is about 1/16". You can almost write your name in steel with it.

I made, then messed up, then repaired, then almost destroyed my first project (a metal box) this week. But now it's time to move on to another project. ... Any suggestions?