Recent Posts

  • June 30, 2016

    Why I Make

    Adam Savage called on makers to post their reason for making. Mine is fairly straightforward: because I have to.

  • November 01, 2015

    Fireplace Surround

    Our fireplace had zero character. It was surrounded by ugly green, square tile and didn't have a mantel. For our first Christmas season in the house, we had to pin the stockings to the wall. That would be the one and only time we'd have to do so. I decided that we'd have a mantel by the next December.

  • June 14, 2015

    Operation Playhouse Concludes

    The conclusion of Operation Playhouse. A swing set, a hammock, and some paint complete the project.

  • May 29, 2015

    So, I wanted to build a Tesla Coil

    I've been fascinated with electricity for as long as I can remember. In first grade I did a report on electricity. I've been playing with high voltage since third grade. I've always wanted a Tesla Coil.

  • May 10, 2015

    Operation Playhouse

    I wanted to build something big, something significant, and I wanted it to be something for the kids. A playhouse seemed like just the thing.

  • February 12, 2014

    Run your own chat proxy for $5/mo

    An inexpensive, flexible proxy with push notifications for IRC, XMPP, and Campfire.