I needed a night light in a dark stairway, but there was no outlet. A motion detector was out of the question due to pets, and the stairway light couldn’t be converted to a night light because it shares a circuit with other important lights.
That left me with one option: make a night light that sits as a ring underneath the ceiling-mounted smoke detector.
An earwig scurrying across your kitchen table instead of hiding in a dark crevice is a sure sign that something is wrong with it. After I crushed it, I knew immediately that the coiled white threads spilling out of it were not intestines.
They were parasites.
So I put it in a small bowl of water to watch them wriggle free of their host.
I finally captured an insect’s compound eyes on camera; this dragonfly was the lucky winner.
This jumping spider literally dropped in on my laptop.
Ants are drinking from the buds of the Peonies.
The garden is just coming to life.
This is a test grind of a knife blank made from an old automotive spring, done by the person for whom I built the grinder in the first place.
Here’s a link to the beginning of the construction process.
I created a data graphic called The Tierarchy to show the common steps between tying various necktie knots.
I started an infographic about what solvents remove what materials (and what solvents remove which other solvents). There are a few entries for different materials, but it’s a very rough draft at this point.
I’m trying to restore an old Craftsman / Atlas 618 lathe. It has missing, broken, and oddly-deteriorated parts.
If you’re a qualified machinist, you may want to avert your eyes.