Monthly Archives: October 2011

Halloween!

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J decided to be cheese; complete with giant toothpick and olive as well as Cheddar the mouse. He won first prize at the local skating rink and a sizeable cash award!

D settled on Link from the Legend Of Zelda. Everything except the tights are from scratch. He won the admiration of the teenage boys at the skating rink, plus he gets a sword, shield, and dagger. We’re having a hard time getting him out of the costume.

Project of the day: custom fan blades

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An increasing intolerance for cheap wicker in my kitchen prompted the creation of new fan blades made from wild cherry that I milled from logs around fifteen years ago. I’m much more pleased with hardwood moving my kitchen air around.

Project of the day: cheese!

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Behold! The power of cheese! J wanted to be cheese this year for Halloween. I complied :)

Project of the day: laser microscope

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The photo is totally dark, but you can use a laser pointer shining through a water drop to magnify pond critters. Cool!