Still working on this thing: Hand planing a bocote knife scale flat on one face and one edge. I’m going to resaw one scale into two on the bandsaw, and this needs two flats square to each other for good results. Resawing the single boc...
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Location: Lafayette, Colorado
I am a computer programmer / hardware engineer at NOAA. I design, build, and write software for various weather balloon instruments. Woodworking is a hobby I picked up to work with my hands and have projects to occupy time on the weekends.
I really enjoy working on small wood projects on the weekends and after work. I also spend time hiking, bicycling, playing video games, and building computers.
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Making a Folding/Pocket Knife #2: Working the bolster, improving the locking bar, and adding a spring
My design calls for two thin (.010”) washers around the blade for easy movement. Unfortunately, this spaces things weirdly on the rest of the parts. To get the width more uniform, I tried to epoxy some brass shims to the bolster but the bo...
(This is mostly metalworking, though it does use wooden jigs and scales eventually) After building a cheap folding knife kit from Woodcraft (which was just making some scales, bolting things together, and sanding/finishing), I became interested...
On my recent trip to Cambodia, I picked up an interesting souvenir: I found this spokeshave sitting in the back of a huge local market. It was in a sketchy-looking hardware store that also had some chisels and wooden hand planes for sa...
Well, it’s been a disheartening day. My lifelong family friend and mentor in both woodworking and science recently died, and his funeral was held this morning. He ended up taking his own life, completely out of the blue without any warning...