Joe Meineke

Android Lodge® Dutch Oven Coal Calculator Released A simple, free, easy to use Dutch Oven Calculator. The calculations in this application are based closely (but not exactly) on the values published by Lodge Logic®. NOTE – If you are not using Lodge® cookware, you may need to make adjustments for your particular oven brand. Cooking style can be changed to bake, [...]

Divine Mercy v1.3 Released

By user request, I’ve added ff/rw buttons and a seekbar to the app.  For those of us who get distracted (myself included), this is a nice feature to have so that you can ‘back up’ a bit and re-focus:

Updated Rosary App – v2.1 Released

I just released a new version of the Free Holy Rosary Android app that includes some new features.  These features were added to the application based on user feedback (Thank you to all who took the time to contact me!) New features include: Fast-forward / rewind when you long-click on the fast-forward / rewind buttons [...]

Just Released – Divine Mercy Audio App for Android

Now available on the Android Market – Free Divine Mercy Audio It’s interface and functionality will be similar to the Rosary application currently in the Google Play Market. If you ‘long-click’ the picture, it will change to a different version of the Divine Mercy image.  Many thanks to The Apostles of Divine Mercy for permission to [...]

Free Rosary App for Android!

This is a free rosary audio application that I just released on the Android Market!  

Videos of Making Copper Beads

This is an update to me text-only tutorial on making copper beads for rosaries.  I am currently in the process of making a rosary for a very close friend and decided to make some videos of the bead making process:

DIY Campfire Poker & Dutch Oven Lid Lifter

I’m gearing up for a camping trip with a Priest friend, my brother and my nephew.  I’ve been wanting to make a  fire poker for some time now for use in our backyard and this was the motivation I needed to get it done. One of the things I’ve wanted to try while camping is [...]

A Pair of Hearts ~ Custom Wedding Gifts

Today I completed a custom order for a wedding – gifts for the bride & groom’s Mothers! I am sure that the moms will appreciate the thoughtfulness of this loving couple going out of their way to commission special pieces for them. It was a pleasure to make these items, and I pray that they [...]

Copper Cross

Here’s my latest project – a wood textured 100% copper cross.  I love the wonderful colors you can tease out of copper with a torch! To join the arms to the main beam, I half-lapped the joints and then, using an oxy/mapp torch, fused them together and then put some decorative copper bands on the [...]

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Stainless Steel & Sterling Silver Rosary

I just put my latest creation up for sale on Etsy.  I have to say, this was one of the more challenging rosaries that I’ve done so far due to the fact that Stainless Steel is very difficult to drill.  I think I went through about 10 solid tungsten-carbide drill bits making these beads, but [...]

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