Our National Anthem – that patriotic, soaring, inspiring opus that musically represents our great nation – is sung to the tune of an old English gentleman’s society song. The original was called the ‘Anacreonic Song’, and was an ode t...
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Location: Castle Rock, Colorado
I live in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado with my lovely wife.
I have three daughters, all grown, and 2 grandkids (so far)
I work in the consumer satellite TV industry.
I am an active musician, playing electric and acoustic violins, guitars, and mandolins.
Oher interests / hobbies include philately, numismatics, cartooning, gardening, and antique collecting. Also am a part time Civil War history buff.
I have been working wood for quite some time. Until about around 2 years ago, I worked strictly with power tools, now I am a professed Neander. My favorite stuff to build is in the realm of wood toys. Even more fun with grandkids around...
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Instead of working on the lathe stand this past weekend, the handsaw geek went a-rust huntin’. Several yard sales did not net very much of interest, as the ‘watch’ list for items is very narrow. Paydirt was found at one sale, however, as the...
One of the favorite tools in the handsawgeek Neanderthal arsenal is a breast drill. (I can just hear the young schoolboys twittering…”He said ‘breast’, Hee hee hee”) It came to me in a box of tools inherited from my grandfather. When I ...
I trust that everyone had a great Labor Day Weekend! Having just enjoyed three whole days off from work, I had thought that some substantial progress would have been made on the lathe stand build. This was not to be. A garage sale on Satu...
“I’m a smoker only when I’m on fire…” -Anonymous I have an affinity for cigar boxes. Not only are they intrinsically attractive, but they provide an excellent method of organizing and storing hardware, small parts, accessories, and tools in...