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.


Atlas Lathe Teardown and Rebuild, part 3

The headstock of this lathe required a lot of careful persuasion to get the pieces apart. And some attention to hidden set screws and other retention mechanisms.


It was tough to get into all the cracks but it’s looking as new as it will ever look.