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There are deer in the graveyard. I was surprised when I first saw them, but it makes sense. The graveyard is huge. It’s like a nature reserve with dead people, and who would hunt in a graveyard? Not even the most dedicated, camo-wearing, orange-vested gun nut would go there. The deer (and numerous bloody enormous groundhogs) are perfectly safe. Read the rest of this entry »

the two "D's" of 1/2 inch plywood

the two D's

Words of advice on using a jigsaw: keep it level. Don’t tip it sideways or you’ll have to do a lot of sanding later. Don’t tip it forward or back or try to force it forward faster than it wants to go, or, to quote the manual, “Your saw may overheat and catch on fire.” (Emphasis most emphatically mine.) Read the rest of this entry »

I’ve got a bad feeling about this. –Han Solo

me and a jigsaw

no, i don't know how to use a jigsaw

In March, I had to make a pinhole camera for my experimental camera class. By pinhole camera, my teacher meant any light-tight container with a hole in it. It could’ve been a shoebox, a matchbox, or a can of spam (empty). Because I like to make things difficult for myself, I made a panoramic pinhole camera that takes 120 roll film. I showed my teacher the instructions.

Her only comment: “……..Do you know how to use a jigsaw?”

Answer: No. Read the rest of this entry »