World Maker Faire 2013 Sep24

World Maker Faire 20...

This past weekend, New York hosted the World Maker Faire at the Hall of Science in Queens.  The event showcased a lot of talented tinkerers, home inventors and most promisingly, budding engineers.  Though I could only stay for about 3 hours of the 2-day event, I saw a lot of cool displays and...

Brent the Butcher Sep20

Brent the Butcher

One doesn’t just make a single butcher block cutting board.  Go big or go home I say. Behold a gallery showing the results of 3 weeks of cutting, gluing, clamping, sanding and obsessive polishing.  Some were sketched up beforehand and others were done...

Bohemian Gravity Sep19

Bohemian Gravity

When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up to be a firefighter scientist.  In fact, I was a physics major for a brief time (before I came to my senses) and I try to stay current with the latest breakthoughs at CERN and the Department of Energy’s national labs.  Today I came across this...

New iOS 7 Released Sep18

New iOS 7 Released

Apple’s latest iOS release is a major upgrade to the operating system software that controls all the basics of the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. This covers everything from the app interfaces to system settings. It’s the biggest change since iOS debuted in 2007. However, it still...

WTC Time Lapse Sep11

WTC Time Lapse

Here’s a really nice time lapse video of the One World Trade Center construction with images from EarthCam.  Happy Patriot Day!

Napkin Holder Sep11

Napkin Holder

I like to spend time brainstorming recycling ideas since I don’t like throwing good hardwood out.  This idea, however, comes directly from my wife.  It’s an awesome use of some pieces that could easily have found their way to the trash can.  This stylish napkin holder also...

Replenishing the Stock Sep06

Replenishing the Sto...

I had a bit of free time this week so I drove over to Mann Tool in Columbia, SC to see what they had on hand in their lumber section.  On a previous visit when getting the Cypress that I used for the Nakashima Table, I noticed a beautiful piece of exotic lumber called Guyana Rosewood.  Also...

My Favorite Hand Tool Sep03

My Favorite Hand Too...

Of all the blades and saw and chisels and hammers in my shop, this tool is my favorite.  With this tiny plane I can easily create chamfers, easing edges while adding a subtle bit of style.  The body is ebony with a fine grained high speed steel blade secured by a solid brass lever cap. Here...