Friday, January 11, 2013

I've never seen anything like it.

This is not my photo. It belongs to Brett Martin. I think has the best photos.

I had to do some Google searching because I had a vague rememberance of the weather nerds talking about a correlation of hurricanes and dust storms coming off of Africa. Here ya go.


  1. You see they are making guns with 3d printers?

  2. Are you talking about the kickstarter campaign? Or?

    I actually hadn't heard about it, Mr S. had. I have closely been watching the debate though. Mostly I've been trying to figure out if I thought it was real or hype. I don't really know exactly how they are manufactured. I don't know which parts are cast, and which are milled. Obviously the grips and stuff can be made out of a lot of things.

    Mr S and I were having a big discussion about it last night because I don't know how this is different than having a lathe in your garage.

    He did come up with a good comment about it though. He said you want a heavy gun. It absorbs all the energy. Otherwise you have to do all the absorbing. A plastic gun would just be a one shot, because the heat will ruin it after that. Which was an oh-yeah moment. I can't imagine the recoil on a plastic gun.

    And it probably wouldn't be that accurate. I'm sticking with his opinion for now.