Long Bodied Cellar Spider

Beyond a shadow of a doubt, this is a long bodied cellar spider. I tried to get some of its web to be visible, as it’s not what people normally think of as a spiderweb.


I had been keeping an eye on this spider. Before laying these eggs, its abdomen was stretched to what looked like near-bursting.


Crevice Spider Couple

These crevice spiders were living in a piece of rusted metal that was half-buried in my yard. I can’t tell whether this is a male and a female, or two females.

Wooden Leadscrew Crank

Since I don’t have a full set of change gears for this lathe, I decided to make it manual instead (for the time being).


A stack of jigsaw blades cut the much wider keyway that was needed for this turning.