I talk with my coworker and close friend Tim Ewald about woodworking, hand tools, the fact that tools change the way you think about problems, and our changing approaches to problem solving in design and making.
A new video is up! I show my favorite way to cut plywood – with a track saw.
There’s an old saying that goes, “A bad day fishing beats a good day working.” I’m not much for fishing, but substitute in “shop” and you’d have a statement that I’d agree with. Most days. Sunday was not one of those days. Of course, for me, the bar is a little high. I really likeContinue reading “One of Those Days”
I talk with my good friend Rob Stenzinger about his learning and making, which includes video games, courses, user experience consulting, drawing, and a lot more. We also attempt to get in touch with our inner yoga spirit horse coaches.
In this inaugural episode, I talk with Paul deGrandis about his lab, naval architecture, and espresso machines.
Following on my post the other day describing my progress with James Clough’s Lathe Electronic Leadscrew project, here’s a video showing a bit more detail. It covers the same ground but in video form – hope that’s useful. Have a look, and if you feel like it at the end, click like and subscribe. Thanks!
So I’m thinking about making a podcast. It would be, unsurprisingly, about 1) getting smarter, and 2) making stuff. But what it would REALLY be about would be me talking to interesting people about whatever the heck I like. I used to host The Cognicast when I worked at Cognitect. I did about 120 episodesContinue reading “A Podcast, Maybe?”
I realized it might be interesting for some people to read about what I have on the bench. So this is the first in what I hope will be an ongoing series of project updates. I’ve mentioned this before, but I am a huge fan of James Clough. His YouTube channel is full of consistentlyContinue reading “Project Update: Lathe Electronic Leadscrew”
New video out! This was the one I intended to be the first for the new channel, but editing took a while so I decided to post the melting aluminum video first instead. Nothing too special here, just a look around my very, very crowded shop. But It’s one of my favorite places in theContinue reading “Video: Shop Tour”
I get asked from time to time how to get started with woodworking. Specifically, how to get started in woodworking if you want to work like me: with a decreased utilization of power tools. Read this post for more information on what this means and how I came to it. For a few suggestions, readContinue reading “Getting Started with Woodworking”