RR Anderson, DIY Cultural Arts Specialist

Feb. 15, 2009 at 6:02pm

Exclusive Behinds the Scenes Look at American Museum of Alaskan Entrepreneurship

Secrets Revealed!

But first,

TACOMA RESTORE BUYS for February!

Tacoma ReStore Buys (feb 09)

At long last I can cross BELTSANDER off my list of lifetime achievement goals.  This vintage 4inch Craftsman in black PVC and Non-Reflective Aluminum is self grounded, but still uses a great many metal parts.  Note: rubber mudflap.   This sander is a BEAST; ONLY $12 DOLLARS!!!!

I also picked up some giant files and one huge wood rasp & Tack hammer for a buck each. 

My fingers are already thanking me for the tack hammer.  It's really hard to pound finishing nails with a 2 pound cross-peen.



and now the moment you've been waiting for:

Behind the Scenes at THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF ALASKAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP


The Laboratory (aka Phantom-Turtle Werks)



State of the Laboratory (feb 09)

Grand South Hall Art Gallery


South Hall Art Gallery Exhibits


Natural History Specimen Exhibit


Natural Specimen Exhibit

Minerals of the Solar System


Minerals of the Solar System Exhibit



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Comments

by marumaruyopparai on 2/15/2009 @ 7:10pm
I see an Adam's Peanut Butter jar sans peanut butter in the Natural History Specimen exhibit, can't wait to see what creature gets displayed in there.

What's that thing that looks like a meat grinder in the Grand South Hall Art Gallery?

by NineInchNachos on 2/15/2009 @ 7:18pm
Ah! That sir, is Harold LeMay's favorite sausage grinder (on display courtesy of grave robbers).

by Erik on 2/15/2009 @ 11:00pm
OMG, that is an amazing museum. Better than when I saw it. Never saw all of the rocks.

Belt sanders can be scary. Make sure it is in the off position before you plug it in or you are in for some fun and crazy times.

by Dave_L on 2/16/2009 @ 11:37pm
That's a nice unrestored barn-find sander.
www.beltsanderracing.net/
www.nebsra.org/
Thanks for the tour! The flickr version with comments is great. I finally get to see the chalkboard Icon I had heard about. Love the anvil and the car display. And the vise, lol. Looks like my Harbor Freight drill press. I'm glad there are others who dig stuff like old tools and doo-dad finds. Like the old chisel I found in the bottom of the chimney, an old power tool case, and marbles and useless stuff I found digging in the yard. Makes me want to build me a museum, too. I'm inspired to at least put it all in one location. Just like that room in Citizen Kane; only different. Anyway, thanks for keeping me awake another hour.

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