Quadcopters! Feb22

Quadcopters!

Here’s a video I just had to share which I humbly predict will have significant impact in our near future, once refined.  It’s a demonstration from 3 scientists at a Swiss University featuring two quadcopters (flying robots with 4 rotors) throwing and catching a weighted rod....

Recipe for… success? Feb18

Recipe for… su...

Terribly punny title – I know, but happy wife = happy life.  I always enjoy making things that she’ll put to use.  The latest lab creation is a mahogany and maple recipe box.  It’s an original design that evolved on the table saw.  It was initially a simple box with miter...

So Fancy Feb15

So Fancy

My wife and I are tea drinkers and there’s no better way for Baxter the butler to fetch our drinks than on this serving tray.  It’s a pretty straightforward design – walnut edging supporting a floating mahogany panel with a satin oil and varnish finish.  The handles are...

End Grain Cutting Board Feb13

End Grain Cutting Bo...

Here’s my first attempt at an end grain cutting board.  It’s far more difficult than making a edge grain version, which is just a matter of gluing up a few boards of hardwood edge-to-edge.  After glue-up, I had to get creative with a method to flatten the top since running it...