finding the narrative

  • March 29, 2024

    There’s a different satisfaction that comes from working for yourself. Since I woke up today, I’ve been working on something. As ever, I was hoping to get to the shop but ended up getting things done on the computer.

  • March 28, 2024

    It’s impossible to know how what you’re doing will have an impact on your future. There’s no better argument for living a life full of experiences. You may very well need to draw from any one of them later in life.

  • March 27, 2024

    One of the nice things about having a 3D printer and laser engraver at home is that I can come up with an idea and see it through fairly quickly. I sat down to work on something this evening and ended up making a mobile for a colleague who is going on maternity leave. The…

  • March 26, 2024

    Going to professional development sessions is always a good reminder of what it’s like to be a student sitting in class. All day, I just stared at the instructor with a look that said, “What the actual fuck are you on about?” I could tell she understood by the way she spoke directly to me,…

  • March 25, 2024

    There’s something up. Last week, I forgot to do my hair in the morning. This morning, I forgot my car. We woke up early on Saturday morning. It was a couple hours of sleeping in, but it still nearly killed both of us. Saturday afternoon was spent in bed. I went to the shop in…

  • Mesmerizing Swirls: Chatoyant Curly Maple Rollerball Pen

    In today’s video, I turn an Odyssey rollerball pen using stabilized curly maple, infused with lime green, and matte black pearl hardware. This was my first time turning stabilized wood and it went okay. It was dustier than I was expecting but it sanded out really well. I forgot to replace the cutter head on…

  • March 23, 2024

    It’s been a slow day but I did manage to make it to the shop. I just finished working on this pen: It’s gotten cold again so the shop is a bit frigid. Another Saturday night.

  • March 22, 2024

    You never know it was spring…

  • March 21, 2024

    Today is Navroz, the new year, timed to fall on, or right next to, the spring equinox. To celebrate, the world has given us negative double-digit weather and grey, moody skies. Our winter was mild. Spring has yet to be sprung.

  • March 20, 2024

    I got marked older on Monday when I picked up my new glasses. Both pairs.

  • March 19, 2024

    For the first time ever, I forgot to do my hair this morning. If I don’t have to go to work, I’ll wear a hat. I prefer wearing a hat. The pomade makes my hair sticky. This feels like part of something larger. I’ve been more forgetful lately, more irritable, and information has been harder…

  • Slowly Building an Elliptical Resin Table – Part 1

    In today’s video, I start working on a resin table in the shape of an ellipse. I don’t get very far, only finishing off the base to build up from. Still, it’s been an interesting process so far, with a few challenges to keep me thinking. This is a different type of project for me…