Metalworking
Entryway bench

Teal has wanted a bench by the front door to use when putting on shoes. This would be better than sitting on the stairs. Last time we were at Kettle Moraine Hardwoods, the local lumber mill, we came across an interesting Elm slab that was about the right size. So it went in the truck […]

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Cured Meats: Charcuterie
Makin’ Bacon

Background We had been searching for a lower nitrate bacon alternative. This is due to the nitrates combining with the meat and forming nitrosamines when cooked at high temperatures (e.g when you cook the bacon until crispy). The so called “uncured” bacons that we had found uses celery juice or extract rather than Sodium Nitrite.  […]

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3D Printing
Isla in her crib

So now the project is complete. The crib is delivered and Isla seems to enjoy it. However at 3 weeks old, she still seems almost lost in it.

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3D Printing
Crib – Mattress frame

The mattress needs to be height adjustable. With this design there are 3 heights available. High, low and floor. The frame is made of 3/4×3/4 ” 14 gauge steel tubing. It is sized to fit about 3/4″ inside of the wood frame. The frame is supported at the corners, however the screw and nut locations […]

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CNC Router
Crib – Finishing and Assembly

Finish, then Assemble design This design is based on the technique of: finish, then assemble. This will sound backwards to most people, but is a very logical and efficient way to do certain kinds of projects – especially those with lots of small parts.  It works well with many Craftsman designs or adaptations of them. […]

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