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The Tagua Nut Experiments (Part 2): Scrimshaw, Shmimshaw

Every now and again, when I start to make real progress on a project, I’ll step back and be completely underwhelmed by what I see. I’ll say to myself, “Y’know, this isn’t as completely mind-blowingly awesome as I thought it would be! 799 more words


The Tagua Nut Experiments (Part 1): Refining the Raw Nut

Last fall, I was on duty in the Invention Studio’s woodworking room, and a user asked me for advice on a project. He explained to me that he was making a necklace for his girlfriend, and he needed help making beads. 832 more words