Saturday, November 28, 2015

Turkey dish

Take your leftover turkey and hash it with other leftovers. Heat your Cackalacky sauces in a pan and add a shot of apple cider vinegar and stir until bubbling. Mix in the hash and allow to thicken. Toast a piece of thick day old bread. Top the toast with the cackalacky turkey hash and enjoy.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Princess Sherry

This time next Saturday she and Trey will be married.

Dinner with friends

Thanks for a fun evening. We all gather at various times throughout the year to enjoy the company and conversations. This time it was at the Oak Leaf in Pittsboro.

Sex toy or tool?

I can't be the only person to see this and think wtf.....

Friday, November 13, 2015

Wall of mirror

The gym at the employee section of the new county jail now has mirror and equipment.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Breakfast of Champions

I had to buy an extra rack of ribs once I tried them. Now I have to wait until next year to get more.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

New Glass

The old glass was broken out before we got there. That made clean up a lot better. The business owners and employees can see clearly now.

Sunday, October 25, 2015


Yes, it is that time of the year!60 days until Christmas and all the holiday festivities between then and now. Gay Hicks will be placing her annual pecan order November 10th. You can go by Glass & Window Warehouse 812 E. Third Street Siler City and prepay for you order. I believe the cost per bag is $8.35 same as last year.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Can I get an ouch?

This lovely little piece of plexiglass was shoved into my finger after a small crack formed.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Me smells a rat!

Well boys and girls, me wife has handled her cue very well and handed me my arse 3 times. I grew up on a Minnesota Fats pool table thanks to Mr. & MRS. V! I forgot everything I learned on that table.

Monday, October 5, 2015

For my English peeps!

I thought you might like to see what our newest auto plate looks like. Ready for a visit to the sunny south? The hospitality it legendary.

Sunday, October 4, 2015


I have a bit of sanding to do to make it a finished product. I am still trying to learn more about 3D printing and these projects are helping me figure out what to do.

3D Print finished

Okay, I need to remove the support material. I will reveal the final product shortly.

PLA print

12.5 hours into the print and it's 80% finished.  Stay tuned for the final product.

Dinner is served

The dish really makes cooking this recipe awesome. The caramelized veggies with the thick sauce make for a great meal.


I gave up on ABS for now. I can do better with PLA as the picture shows 65% of a print.

Saturday, October 3, 2015


We're making Mediterranean chicken in a clay baking dish. We've done this before with other spice blends. Stay tuned for results.

Failure with ABS

The bond was broken with the tape and bed. I have removed the tape and enabled wave bonding. The fan is still disabled.

Ever Hopeful

I decided to celebrate with a fine cigar the possibility of a successful ABS print. I also wanted to get out of the house and enjoy the cool weather and slack off in the rain.

My first successful ABS print?

I have been studying how to make adjustments on the M3D Micro printer. I used a painting tape and turned off the fan. Now the molten ABS will have a slower cool time and not warp.

Thursday, October 1, 2015


That's right boys and girls, Glass and Window Warehouse has filled their shelf with more of Chatham County's favorite locally owned Cackalacky products. Stop by and get some today!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Old window sashes

Okay, we can't remember who asked if we have old window sashes. I have a few and will until the next dump run.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

3D printing

I am getting into this 3D printing phenomenon. I am just starting out with the whole thing. I have just finished a couple prints and there ok. I just joined a 3D software design website that let's you play and learn for free.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Mirror Glue

There is a few reasons for using the correct adhesive to hang a mirror. Here are 2 great reasons for not using liquid nails.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Indian food

OMG, Judy Harrelson and me had a great time with Greg Lutz and Kristen Lutz in Raleigh NC. The food was extremely good.

Friday, August 21, 2015

New Shower and doors

We took out the  fiberglass unit and old shower doors. We installed a cultured marble unit with new 3/8" heavy glass doors. All the plumbing fixtures are brushed nickel and look nice. 

Thursday, August 20, 2015


A flea or skeeter collar for humans! I am somewhat impressed with the repellent ability of the band/collar.

Monday, August 10, 2015

40th Annual Old Fashioned Farmers Day event 2015

We're getting ready for the greatest show in Chatham County!  Mark your calendar for Labor Day weekend! The show grounds open Friday night with a Tractor Pull at 7:00 PM. Saturday morning at the Silk Hope Farm Heritage Park the main event will start at 9:00 AM with the gates opening at 8:00 AM. There are a couple last minute changes to report, Music by Nu-Blu will start at 7:00 PM. There will not be an antique tractor pull on Saturday night.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Privacy screen

We used a satin finish on grey glass with chrome hardware to make a privacy screen. The bathroom is large enough for two people to get ready for the day. However the water closet was very open and needed a little enclosure.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Screened in

The squirrels had chewed into the old screen and created a super highway for the bugs. We removed the old screen and bug bodies, cleaned up the staples, and rescreening went well.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Disaster averted

The care home has 2 large doors and they get a lot of action. The years of service have brought some not so good repair people. The pivot hinges on the outside door was not made for this make of door. This caused the top pivot to break the header connection and hold on by sheer luck. The 2 heavy duty continuous  hinges will give years of service. We have also installed a new threshold where the bastard pivot hinges were made to fit.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Getting high on the job.

Sometimes we have to get high up there to do our work. We used a cherry picker and body harness to get to the window.

Newish Tires for sale.

These tires were put on a Toyota 4x4 and 75 miles later the truck was totaled. The driver is ok, not a scratch on him. Asking  $350 for the set. Call Cockman welding service in Siler City NC.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Blood God's be appeased!

Oooooweeee! I lost a piece of glass today and I fell with it. I work with the stuff all day everyday and I have learned to throw it when falling. I stepped on a large drill bit that fell off the tool shelf. I am grateful for it not being worse.

Siler City medical center.

Two new service windows were installed to help get people serviced faster up front.