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Tool Primer: Understanding Common Glues for #Maker Project

Sooner or later during a Maker project, you have to stick it together.  You need glue.  Better yet, you need the right glue.

Some glues are formulated to work best porous materials such as paper, wood, or leather.  1,034 more words

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Ridin' With Humphrey Bogart

Coming in new to our shop this week is a 1947 Crosley. “What’s a Crosley?” you’re probably asking.  A Crosley was a motor vehicle invented by Powell Crosley and produced in the 1930’s-1950’s. 534 more words

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This Week in the Shop: The 2x6 #Bike Rack

This week I designed and built a quick bike rack to store my young children’s custom bikes from two 2×6’s.  You can check out the two bikes in the… 666 more words


This Week in the Shop: Milk Paint Finish & Oil+Acrylic Craft Paint

I’ve had three pieces recently come off the workbench recently.  I used a two low-toxicity finishing techniques to complete them.

I experimented with milk paint to complete my Simple Stool and Simple Bookshelf projects.  690 more words

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Work in the shop came to a screeching halt in early December when we realized that the propane tank which had been heating the space was empty. 325 more words


This Week in the Shop: Get Started #3DPrinting at Home!

A quick post today!  I recently purchased a knock-off Makerbot Replicator clone.  Today, I will share a few of my more successful prints and my thoughts on 3D printers in the home makerspace. 724 more words

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#Makerspace Tour: MILL Studio at Gum Springs Library

Loudoun County Public Library system was recently rated one of the top libraries in America.  It boasts a lot of services and a great collection. 155 more words

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