• Finished my workbench!

    I finished my workbench. It took me about 12 months and a broken toe to do it. Very happy with the result but now I need to fit the vice. I copied Paul Sellers’ design from his YouTube videos. In fact his videos inspired me to get into woodworking to start with.

  • I am transitioning GPG keys

    —–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—– Hash: SHA1 I am transitioning GPG keys from an old 4096-bit RSA key to a new 4096-bit RSA key. This transition document is signed with both keys to validate the transition. If you have signed my old key, I would appreciate signatures on my new key as well, provided that your…

  • Waves in the Sydney Skyline

    Lovely clouds over Sydney showing waves in the atmosphere

  • Origami Octahemioctahedron

    I made an Octahemioctahedron  from John Montroll’s book A Plethora of Polyhedra in Origami

  • Command Option R on a Windows keyboard

    Today I had to do an OS X internet recovery but I only had a Windows keyboard. Normally the keyboard combination to launch the Internet Recovery on Macs is Cmd+Option+R but I couldn’t find the right combination on the Windows keyboard. After much googling and experimenting, it turns out its Windows+Alt+R

  • A Square Troublewit

    I made an origami square troublewit.

  • Origami sunken octahedron

    Origami sunken octahedron

    Another John Montroll model, this time from A Plethora of Polyhedra. A sunken octahedron.

  • Origami platonic solids

    I’ve been making some of these platonic solids in origami. Thanks to John Montroll’s books From left to right. A tetrahedron, a cube and an octahedron.

  • Poor man’s router with wedge fail

    Poor man’s router with wedge fail

    I tried making a Paul Seller’s style Poor Man’s Router plane. It worked quite well but I couldn’t get the chisel’s blade edge to be really perpendicular to the surface of the wood. As an alternative I thought I’d try cutting a slot into the piece of timber and making a wedge to fit it…

  • Workbench progress

    Workbench progress


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