This past week at the farmer’s market Cobblestone Farm was teaching kids traditional candle making. My daughter happily jumped in line and made two candles. Today I put together a few candle holders out of scrap wood in the shop: Walnut and Cherry from Urbanwood.
A question was asked in Workantile’s recommendation channel that resulted in slack telling notifying us that several people are typing: What’s your favorite Ann Arbor pizza? I was one of them because, dear reader, I have pizza opinions. Pizza Contains Multitudes There is no one Pizza. Instead, we have many many subclasses of food that […]
I needed to enqueue a handful of scripts and stylesheets in a WordPress theme and ran into much confusion between which functions to use to return what paths from the parent theme vs. the child theme. To save myself later here is the breakdown of when to use what. Basic gist is that “stylesheet” will […]
You should play The Quiet Year! If, at all possible though, you should not play The Quiet Year in only 1 hour. I was running this as part of an event and only had one hour so the constraints forced my hand somewhat. Here’s how I approached it: Each turn encompassed 3 weeks instead of […]
There are a million and one blog posts for “move from WordPress to Hugo!” out there. This is the opposite of that. Hugo is good I like Hugo a lot. If you need a static site generator I’d recommend it without reservation! Once I had it going it worked very well. I loved how fast […]
Made a marking knife! Not pictured was pretending to be a blacksmith with a propane torch. The blade was shaped from a used jigsaw blade following the instructions on the Lost Art Press Blog. Walnut and cherry from Urbanwood. Epoxy to connect it all up and finished with shellac. It ain’t perfect. It’s serviceable though! […]
Our kitchen peninsula was in dire need of some organization. We also had a blank wall directly above it so…shelves! All of the wood for this project came from Workantile’s storage room: pine slats from someone’s old ikea bed and shelves made from the Baltic birch plywood from an old phone booth project. The screws […]
Made a little caddy for our remotes. The hope is this cuts down on the number of times we have to ask where the Roku remote went. Mitered the edges and reinforced with splines for rigidity and class. Pine reclaimed from the Workantile storage room and walnut from Urbanwood. Finished with shellac.
Made a try square based on plans from Rex Kruger. Shockingly, it’s pretty and pretty square! Walnut and cherry from Urbanwood. Aluminum rod for the pins from Home Depot, who looked at me like I was off my rocker for wanting brass rod. Epoxy to hold in the pins. Finished with shellac.
The Ann Arbor District Library is hosting an Role-Playing Game Fest on September 14th at 1-5pm at the downtown branch! I’ll be running a table there as will Andy Rau, my cohost on Roll for Topic, and John Corey, one of recent guests who actually came on to talk about running games at cons. Please […]