Make Contact: NOW!

I know most of you already know this but I feel the need to make those of you that may not aware of it.

This is going to be an extremely hard time for representatives that support your right to keep and bear arms under the Second Amendment to the Constitution. They will be getting a lot of pressure I mean a lot, so we have to make sure that they understand that we are standing behind them. I don’t care how Pro-Second Amendment you think your representative is you need to contact them. Do it by phone, by email and the most important a hand written note sent to their district office and their Washington office. This is very important and you need to do it as soon as possible.

Thank you,
Mark Vanderberg

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New NRA Bumper Stickers

I am a benefactor Life member of the National Rifle Association and proud of it. Here are some new bumper stickers for my truck.

NRA Bumper Stickers for My Truck.

NRA Bumper Stickers for My Truck.

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Feed Ramp UP – CNC Program

So I work in a high production environment where every 10th-seconds matters when it comes to cycle time on our CNC machine.

We’ve been having an issue with early failures on some of our PCD diamond custom tools. See I have to feed them very fast to make cycle time and the issue is they are so sharp sometimes they just fracture with maybe in the first several operations or hundreds of parts. Normally they would run 20,000 pieces before they would need be sent out for rework.

One way that I found that would prevent the tools from breaking early on was to manually slow feed rate down and then slowly bring it up to 100%. I did this by listening to the tool cutting and used my best judgment of one to increase the feed. I can’t be there all the time to do that and other machinists in the five production environment don’t have the time to stand there to monitor just one machine. So I have come up with a program that would just slowly ramp rate up to 100% over 100 parts spam.

So you change a tool and you reset the counter(R900) to zero and that will activate the sub-program that will run 30 parts at 20%, 30 parts at 40%, 30 parts at 60% and 30 parts at 80%, then at 101 parts it is running at a full feed rate 100% of the program.

;	VERSION:	1.1
;	DATE:		JULY 8, 2019

;--- SIEMENS 840D ----- Chiron ------ 
;   Twin Spindle Vertical Mill  
;	MACHINE  :Chiron DZ12W





IF R900 <= R901

IF (R900 >= R901) AND (R900 <= R902)

IF (R900 >= R902) AND (R900 <= R903)

IF (R900 >= R903) AND (R900 <= R904)

IF R900 > R904

NN9999: M17

If you would handle this problem in a different way please leave a comment.

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TEKTRONIX 2465B Oscilloscope

TEKTRONIX 2465B Oscilloscope

Had been looking for an older oscilloscope for quite a while and found this one at auction for a very good price. It’s in excellent condition and from the sticker on the side it looks like it was owned by General Electric and used by Jim Clark. I may electronics hobbyist so it won’t see much use but for be in over 30 years old it’s in great shape.

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Site back running again

Probably no one noticed but I finally did after four months that my site was down. Apparently December 4th 2018 my site when into maintenance mode to update and never came out of it. Shows how much time I pay attention to the site. Well if you are here looking for something it’s back up again. Sorry

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Fake Gun Owners

The picture below of Jeff, the fake gun owner which is being distributed by anti-gun groups to make Americans believe that gun owners side with and not with the National Rifle Association NRA.

Fake Gun Owner


Below is a picture of me a real gun owner. Real and that I own real guns and I am a supporter of many pro-Second Amendment groups including the National Rifle Association, Second Amendment Foundation which I am life members of.

I do support keeping firearms out of the hands of convicted felons and the mentally ill. But that’s not what the liberals want to do. Their agenda includes the total elimination of the Second Amendment.Gun Rights Advocates like myself stand in the way of their total elimination of guns, and so they try to use social media to give the perception that gun owners are for anti-gun measures. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Link to download Real Gun Owner Sheet

#NRASpeaksForMe #NRA

Real Gun Owner

It’s not about guns, it’s about freedom!

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Moved to a New Server

Websites on the slow side for a while and I’ve been resisting moving it because my experience in the past is it could be a real pain to get it moved and got everything working.

Four days ago I decided to start moving all my domain names from over to Most of the domain names are unused at this time, so it was reasonably easy to move them to hover. In the past, it was a real pain and took long periods of time to get one domain name moved. I moved about 20 of them, and it only took about five minutes apiece. Which is an improvement over the way it used to be?

When I got down to my last couple domains, it was going to be a little bit more difficult because I was using them. Which meant was I going to continue hosting my website on or would I be moving it to a different server? I have had some issues with how fast the server is that I am on now. I only have a couple of WordPress blogs but it is shared hosting, and sometimes it can be very sluggish for what I am hosting which is not much. I get emails from them from time to time trying to upsell me to improve the speed, but I’m not looking to spend any more money for something that I am hardly using.

Previously I had hosting with,, and and so I decided to back and look at them again. Decided not to look at because their website was always jampacked with selling and was hard to navigate. Still had logins for and, so I logged in to see what kind of options they had and pricing. Couldn’t find the right fit for what I wanted so I started investigating a little more.

wordpress hosting

Found some websites that had stories about the best hosting companies. Sometimes you have to wonder if they did any investigating it all on some of these all of the reviews seem to be about the same. Then I noticed a hosting company that I was not aware of before look to have what I was interested in, and I didn’t even know such a thing was available. So I used to my domains for WordPress blogs, and I was looking for someplace to host it. They offered a web hosting plan that allowed me to domain names using a dedicated WordPress server. What’s a dedicated WordPress server? It turns out it’s optimized just for WordPress installs.

Now you have to move on to the audio part of this blog for the rest of the story.


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Problem with Multimeters?

Do you collect things that you consider useful or you just have a fascination with something and you just keep buying?

While I have several, Ballpoint pens, knives, reloading equipment and supplies, and multimeters.

I have 10 multimeters…..why? Is there one better than another?

I don’t really know I just have this fascination with different meters and some of them have some different functionality but in general it’s a multimeter they all pretty much do the same thing.

YouTube has a lot of videos on different reviews for multimeters. Sometimes I watch three or four of them and then have the urge to buy a new multimeter.

Fluke 16 & 73, Dawson DOM230B, PK Precison 2709B, Amprobe 30XRA, Brymen BM235, Simpson 260-8P, Greenlee DM300 & DM830A, and Sperry DSA-300

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Brady BBP37 Bench Top Label Printer

I have been looking to purchase high-quality industrial label printer for work. need something that’s going to make a variety of different types of labels for inside the factory. We had previously had a very old Brady label printer and so I’ve been looking at some of their newer models.

So today I have the sales rep for our state coming in to show me their Brady BBP37 bench top label printer. I have been also looking at the BBP35 but I wanted to know the differences and the sales representative said he would bring in the BBP37 to demonstrate it for me and a coworker.

I will post a follow-up to this post to let you all know what we decided and how the demonstration workout today.

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Samsung Washer – Temperature Sensor Problem

Samsung Washer Temperature Sensor Problem

17 months after the last repair of my Samsung washing machine we ended up with an another issue that started given us problems right at the end of the visit of our children and grandchildren from Texas.

Samsung front loader washing machine

It started out as an intermittent problem and steadily got to the point where the machine would no longer run. It was displaying a fault code tE. The code translates as temperature sensor problem and so I looked up the temperature sensor for my make and model and found it was about $20 and ordered one.

Samsung washing machine model

Approximately 3 days later I received the part which looks like just a piece of metal with two wires coming out of it with a plug at the end.

Samsung Temperature Thermistor

Replacement took maybe 20 minutes and then tested the machine to find out we still have the error code. The machine will not run with this error code. So I start checking water temperatures, probably should’ve done in the first place. But it looks okay. But I still try and adjust the temperatures and it still does not work. Get my meter out and check the solenoid valves for the water inlet and they appear to be working properly.

Check the pressure switch for the water level thinking maybe if the vacuum switch isn’t working properly that may be that’s why I’m getting a temperature sensor error. So I remove it and it appears that it’s not working all the time. It was kind of tricky to blow error and check it with my meter at the same time. I thought why not order another one just in case. Couple days later and it didn’t work either.

Pressure Switch

So now I’m taking my wife down to the laundry mat again because of this crappy Samsung washing machine. She’s not happy and I’m not happy about the issues this time either.

So now I’m thinking well obviously maybe there’s something wrong with the wiring so I start checking the connections from the temperature sensor to the control panel. I appear to be getting good readings so. At this point maybe it’s the main control panel. I look at the cost of the main control panel compared to buying a new machine and we make the decision just order another part. Decided at this time not to pay for the expedited shipping.

Main control board comes in and you guessed it and did not work. So now we’ve got quite a bit of money tied up in two parts and a washing machine that still does not work. At this point, I am ready to give up and we decide to go look at a new top loader washing machine after I get off work.

Main Control Board

Jumping forward the new machine is installed and the old one that has given me so many problems over the years is sitting in the driveway. at this point I’m going to remove the new parts I put on the nonworking machine and help someone who comes by looking for scrap metal will take.

Pressure Sensor Connection

In the process of taking off the new temperature sensor the female plug on the machine side. Came right off into my hands and I was like you’ve got to be kidding me. Could it have been this whole time that that plug was just barely hanging in there?

I spliced in the old plug after cutting off its connector and using a European-style Terminal Strip. And would you believe it the error code is gone and the machine now works?

What the hell I just bought all these parts and a brand-new washing machine to find out it was just a couple wires that were just barely hanging. I had taken off the other temperature sensor several times without ever noticing the plug being loose. The wiring harness they had has the plug just kind of flopping around. I can imagine when it’s doing a spin cycle at thing is really moving so it probably it was probably where was just so brittle it just broke off.

Removed Connectors

We decided to put the old machine up for sale and after a week of no hits, we decided to put it back into the basement. This could not bring me to selling this piece of crap to somebody else. We could always use it as a backup someday if I wanted to have a nervous breakdown over having to repair it again maybe.


HSpliced Blockopefully, maybe you’ll learn something from all the fun I have had with my lovely front loader Samsung washing machine.

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