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2×4 Deck Railing Support Bracket

Supports for 2×4 railing for your wooden deck project. Similar parts can be bought from the big box home improvement stores. I custom designed the stair rail brackets to hold the rail at 30 degrees (most common for decks). Store-bought brackets DO NOT do this.

This has 3 thing files:
-90 Degree Bracket (most common)
-30 Degree Top Bracket (for high side stair railing)
-30 Degree Bottom Bracket (for low side stair railing)

For stair railing, you will need one top and one bottom for each 2×4!
For horizontal railing, you will need to print two 90 degree parts for each 2×4!

Use flat head 2″ Construction Screw wood screws to mount everything. (6 each bracket)

DO NOT USE IMPACT TO DRIVE THE SCREWS!! Use a drill/driver and set to a low clutch setting to start with, to test it out.

Side are cut back to accommodate a wooden hand rail.

I used ASA black filament for this project due to its great UV stability.

Your results may vary…..

The STL files can be found on my Thingagerse account.


Smoke Tube Pellet/Chunk Splitter

I always loved the oak chips from Jack Daniels barrels for smoking BBQ. But now since I have a pellet smoker, it makes it almost obsolete. So in an effort to use it again, I got a pellet smoker tube. BUT, the chips did not burn fully, if at all.

I designed a piece of laser-cut stainless steel to split the smoke tube in half. 50% pellets for burning fuel and 50% oak chips for that great JD flavor. Just have to fil each side with either pellets or chips, then pull the splitter out and light the tube with a torch.

The pellets provide the fuel to fully burn the chips! Every time!

Of course, it wouldn’t be complete without a bottle opener on the end!


Eken M001 Android Tablet Alternative Power Supply

Awhile back a new market exploded for Chinise Andoird Tablets. I was a active member of, a home for discussion of these tabs. We were trying to figure out a better charging system for the M001. So I came up with this…lol

I saw this image on my computer, that I had posted on, so I thought it would be funny here.


I made this site for my wife Tiffany, she has a small photography company. Because her name is Tiffany, we thought it would be funny to have the company name .tif Photography. Tif being a image file format, short for Tagged Image File Format … Ironic!


My first Andoird App – D.E.A.

D.E.A. – Droid Electronics Assistant

I was in a electronics class in Lee County High Tech North. I wanted a multi-function electronics calculator, I wanted it ALL IN ONE. I was learning more about electronics, so this was a great time to make it happen.

I applied for a  program form Google, called App Inventor. After making a tic tac toe game for my kids, I found that the App Inventor was VERY limited. So rather then learn a new programming language for Android, I used Adobe Air for Android. It allowed me to use Adobe Flash to make a app for the Android OS. And having already used Flash extensively, it made the programming part of it easy.

Here is a list of features in the app:

  • Ohms law calculator (for Resistance,Voltage and Currant)
  • 555 Astable and Monostable calculator
  • LED resistor calculator
  • Resistor series and parallel calculator
  • Resistor potential divider
  • Capacitor series and parallel calculator
  • Resistor band decoder

I even put diagrams of each tool, to help the user.