The Spider Sander

I happened to stumble across the Spider Sander and instantly it was one of those “well, of course” moments.  This is a great idea – adapting existing supplies to a new application.  This sander head can loaded for aggressive material removal or for fine finish sanding.  I like the swept area and with the floating loops it should smooth surfaces in a very natural way.  I haven’t yet located a place to buy a Spider Sander but, in time, they will be here.

The Spider Sander

Ultimate Machine

It’s techno Tuesday and today we are going to look at the Ultimate Machine.  This thing is great.  As you will see in the vidoe, Claude Elwood Shannon really hit the sweet spot.  Please do not share this video with our government.  Program managers would be peeing their pants to be the lead project officer on this.  They (we) could spend billions investigating how this worked, seeking new applications for it, miniaturizing it, ruggedizing it and finally improving its efficiency (which is contractor speak for bringing in boat loads of money for nothing).

Ultimate Machine