Shelf update

15. April 2016 Made, Photo, Short post 1
Shelf update
Just a quick update… I got the other two shelves hung, and started patching the “bonus” holes I drilled the first time. I’m happy with it. What do you think?

Seventeen-year bookshelves

04. April 2016 General, Photo, Shop 0
Seventeen-year bookshelves
The wood for these bookshelves is from a remodelling project in the first house owned. I thought it would be cool (read: sentimentally meaningful) to use this material in my new house. I’d seen this great coffee table and thought the whole design form would work throughout my living room.     It’s a minimal, ...

Check out “Art of coppersmithing”

08. March 2016 Short post 0
Check out “Art of coppersmithing”
  The Art of Coppersmithing Stumbled across this book on coppersmithing in the Google Play Books store. Printed in 1911, it is dated, but not al all invalid. Most interesting is that it seems like a blend of instruction on coppersmithing and a narrative of an apprentice/journeyman. Really interesting and perfectly priced! Definitely worth a look… I think ...

Wooden darts… Widdies

02. March 2016 Made, Shop, Story 0
Wooden darts… Widdies
There is a story in my family on one of my uncles throwing one of these very wooden darts, widdies, into the his brother’s head, causing the afflicted brother to run upstairs screaming. No idea if it’s true, but it’s a fun story… well, fun for most of us. At some point these came into ...

Ice Fishing, 2016

29. February 2016 Life, Photo 2
Ice Fishing, 2016
For the fourth year, Jared, Mike and I took the kids (as many as we could convince that this is the year we catch something) ice fishing on Crooked Lake. For the fourth year, we caught nothing. We are bad at fishing, but we always have a great time. This year Jared’s sister Beth joined us with ...

Making moves: Leaving on a high note

25. February 2016 Life, Work 0
Note: This has been in my drafts folder for 9 months. I left Core Creative in May, and things are going great at GMR. It’s a whole different thing, but I’m having fun and doing really interesting work.  Apparently, 2015 is the year my entire life is going to be flipped, turned upside-down like the ...

Fifteen Dollar Guitar

19. October 2014 Life, Made, Music, Shop, Story 3
Fifteen Dollar Guitar
Dillon continues to play guitar in Mad RED Kat, and continues to develop his skills (though somewhat reluctantly, like any 13 year-old). As he does, he’s expressed an interest in an acoustic guitar. Really, he wanted an electric-acoustic. After cruising Craig’s List, and eBay for possible candidates, I came across this gem: Yup, a $15 ...

New stuff in the shop

21. September 2014 Made, Photo, Shop 0
New stuff in the shop
So, a few years ago I had a little hobby. I would cruise the Craigslist->Free listing for things that looked useful or interesting. I missed some neat pieces, but I also had a few wins. I got a little gas trimmer that was “broken” (the choke cable had popped off… a 30 second repair), and the ...

An Open Door @ Turner Ballroom

11. August 2014 Music, Video 0
That’s right, people… both kids are now in rock bands. Rosie performed at Turner Ballroom yesterday with her band An Open Door. Check them out performing their original piece “It’s great to be a girl.” That’s my little girl on drums.