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my uncle glen

let me tell you about my uncle glen.  first of all, he’s a freaking rocket scientist.  that’s not a metaphor for being smart, he actually is a rocket scientist, for his job.   355 more words


The chips that flew the Atlantic

We had exchanged emails and knew something about each other, but nothing had prepared me for the welcome I got in Bloomfield, Prince Edward County in September. 342 more words

Communicating Ideas

Open Studios THIS Weekend & NEXT

Open Studios is a way for the public to get a glimpse into the diverse world of the artists that live among us, and this year’s no exception. 316 more words


Reconstructing a 15th century German frame saw: Back to basics

I recently posted about developing a prototype for a medieval frame saw or bow saw. I was successful in creating a wooden frame that would hold a saw blade, but I was dissatisfied in the excessive bulk and weight of the frame, and when I went back to compare the finished prototype to an early 15th century illustration of a frame saw, I was disappointed to see how different my finished prototype looked from the original. 1,878 more words

Wooden Beer Tap

Variety is the spice of life, as the saying goes. So it was a nice to be asked to turn something non-bowl shaped recently. A friend of mine had come in to possession of an old beer barrel with a wooden tap. 357 more words

Beer Tap

DIY Wood Turn patio furniture ideas Plans

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wood workshop design
diy platform bed with storage drawers
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how to make a picnic table… 235 more words

Reconstructing a 15th century German frame saw: Developing a prototype

I often find myself making my own tools, so that I can make more authentic products, because completing a medieval woodworking project with modern tools versus period hand tools often changes not only the way I work, but also the look or even the shape of the item produced. 1,192 more words