Obviously, given that I posted the inaugural video for the Get Smarter and Make Stuff YouTube channel yesterday, I’ve been spending time working with video. And I’d like to think that – while I won’t be winning any Emmys for my work – I’ve really stepped up the production values from my previous videos. InContinue reading “Getting Smarter: Video Production”
The YouTube channel has launched! I’ve posted a video showing how I turned a chunk of solid aluminum until a chunk of liquid aluminum. Fun stuff.
Short post, but I just had to link to this piece by Rob Pocaro over at Heartwood. It a quick read, but in short, the other good reason to have a sharp blade is accuracy. Accuracy in woodworking is often the source of amusing comments by the machinists I follow, but it remains the caseContinue reading “Now You Have Two Reasons”
I’ve probably done more woodworking in my hobby time than any other type of making. Unless you count software, I guess. But in the physical realm, wood has been my primarily medium until fairly recently. Along the way, I’ve developed a way of working that’s a bit different than the standard. This is a fairlyContinue reading “How I (Wood) Work”
I’m relatively new at metalworking. I bought my metal lathe and my mill a little over a year ago. Certainly I’m far more experienced at woodworking. But sometimes I think the perspective of a beginner is the most helpful to other beginners. We haven’t yet forgotten what was hard or mysterious. With that in mind,Continue reading “Getting Smarter: Machining and Metalworking”
Well, things are starting to look a little bit better around here. I’m getting used to WordPress, and I’ve figured out how to arrange things a bit more to my liking. I even got the gallery set up, so there’s some actual content. Much more of that to come, of course. I’m not sure yetContinue reading “Site Progress”
Hi. I’m Craig. I have long had two goals in life: to get smarter, and to make things. To be sure, I have others. I want to be a good husband and father. I’d like to exercise more. But when I’m given a weekend to myself, you can be sure I’m going to spend itContinue reading “Hello, World”