Here's a pic of the wedding present I made for my eldest niece. This is a shaker-style coffee table made from reclaimed cherry and oak, finished with linseed oil and clear shellac. I used a 75/25 for the final shellac/mineral oil application and it worked great. My jig-making failed along the way and I was … Continue reading Advice and Ice
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The best keyboard is a generic slim "Business" keyboard made by HP. Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BQ8S45M Selling for less than 20$ Wait, what? My choice in keyboard up until now has been less than scientific. Working in far flung customer sites and on my own code and various stories and novels, I've poured more hours into more types … Continue reading The Best Keyboard
https://youtu.be/GOGru_4z1Vc The first time I connected with a teacher in any kind of meaningful way was Mrs Lohr, who was my third grade teacher; the very grade my son is in right now. Looking back on the experience is strange because I can remember being a horrible student. She gave me extra tutoring and I … Continue reading If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is…
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Brody Stevens died yesterday - something like a D or C list actor/comedian. I dunno the qualifications for d/c list but generally I bet you've seen his act or his face but didn't know his name. USA today reported the reason for his death by 8:25 last night. His wikipedia page says On February 22, … Continue reading In Lieu of Flowers (2)
Reminder that you only live on the surface of the growing crystal of time, and that everything you do becomes frozen in that lattice for the eternity of the universe and beyond. Our lives are our paintbrush to leave a tiny mark on this little bit of time. Nobody else may ever see your whole … Continue reading Tralfamadore