(This bee escaped, for now.)

It’s that day of the week again! The day we post photos we took the week prior.

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Post any SFW pictures you took during the week that you think are worth posting, they don’t have to be a work of art and they don’t have to be taken on a proper camera. They can be any pics you took which you think are worth uploading! They could be a meal, new shoes, or a very nice picture, whatever it is! Post it!

Try to post between 1 to 10 pics and include a rough location and gear if you want.

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These are all from an iPhone 6s.

This is a forklift backup light that casts a bright blue dot on the ground behind a reversing machine.

Last Week in Industrial Deposits presents, contemplative machines adorn themselves with sand, colored granules, and limestone powder.

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And This Week in Arts and Crafts, a blade is made.

This is from a used hardened alloy tool steel that originally looked like the bit on the far left. I’ve made 3 knives from these old blades, by using a plasma torch to cut a rough shape, and then slowly ground. This is my first attempt to anneal, cut, shape, and then harden. Slow even heat from a rose bud tipped acetylene torch over 15-20 minutes brought the original rectangular blade to a cherry red. It then cooled in a pile of sand. There was a little bit of warping, but not too much for a first time experiment. The important thing is that it was now soft enough to drill and cut.

After drilling, shaping, and a hollow grind to the edge, leaving it not too thin, heat treat time. It took three tries, using the acetylene rose bud, to harden. I put a decent edge on it with a diamond wheeled bench grinder, and fit a broken hammer handle, brass pins and epoxy. What’s left is handle shaping and whatever touch-up. Eventually it would be neat to make more specific tools, but so far it’s a sporadic therapy-hobby for making package openers.

Hanging to the ground, flying over an ocean of air.