Bread Lame

Both Joe and I like to make bread. In fact he was the one who gave me my sourdough starter that is magically still alive even though I am the one taking care of it. Anyone who’s made a loaf of say beer bread, which in my experience ends up crazy sticky and runny, has […]

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Scotch Yoke Mechanism

Hello again! Its time for another customizable mechanism! This time its called a Scotch Yoke. This one turns rotating motion into straight line motion via a boss on the crank and a slot on the piece that rides straight. I had looked at a few reciprocating saws when I thought to do this. I noticed […]

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Book Binding

I started making booklets for myself a few years ago. It all started because I couldn’t find the notebook I wanted to use. I prefer a nice, slick paper with grey dots in a grid pattern. Blank printer paper was fine, but the ends of my sentences would always trail off. So I experimented with several techniques for binding paper. I’m still experimenting (I don’t take as many notes as I did in college, so it’s slow going…) Binding paper can be as simple or as complex as you are willing to make it. In this post, we’ll discuss three ways, in increasing complexity, to binding paper.

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Homemade Leather Belt

** General message not related to post ** ** Sorry we’ve been away so long… general update is Joe and I have just had life happen to us and this slipped through the cracks. We made a plan to post more so hopefully that sticks ** So I have had the same belt since highschool […]

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Rubber Casting Experiments

Hey everybody! I’ve got a quick one for you today. Its the documentation of a quick experiment I did of trying to cast rubber in a 3D printed mold. This started from me seeing a Flex-seal commercial, ya know, that spray rubber stuff? Well the infomercial guy poured a can of the stuff into a […]

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