Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Point’s Picks for December 23rd

With the Christmas holiday this coming weekend, our past week has been quite hectic, yet somehow also full of noticeable “decelerations”. But even in the face of the rapidly approaching holiday, there’s still no shortage of stimulating content on the … Continue reading

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A(n Energy Efficient) Night Before Christmas

It seems like every one and their brother has a Night Before Christmas parody. Mine appeared in fragments on Twitter a short while ago, during an odd moment of creative inspiration, and would’ve been completely lost to Twistory, had it … Continue reading

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Golden Ratio Benchtop Design in SketchUp

Yesterday, I drew a 3D design of the benchtop of my golden ratio clamping/assembly bench, which I’d introduced in a previous post as a jig I’m going to use for historic window repair. Using Google SketchUp, I translated my earlier … Continue reading

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The Point’s Picks for December 9th

Well, it feels like winter is finally just about here! A strong storm the night before last ushered in a cold front and temperatures are now down in the mid forties, where I suppose they really ought to be. …And … Continue reading

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Golden Ratio Assembly Bench

Yesterday, I sketched a design for a clamping/glue-up/assembly workbench. My inspiration for its basic form came from an article in Fine Homebuilding I’d read a few years ago, where a cabinet maker described a temporary workbench he’d constructed in his … Continue reading

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The Point’s Picks for December 2nd

This past week was a very busy one, with lot’s of heads-down focus on off-line efforts, and pray little time for blogging or other fun activities. I’d hoped to get one regular blog post out this week, but it just … Continue reading

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