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I Ate’nt Dead

A couple days ago I made a couple fairly quick items for my sister’s upcoming 40th birthday. The first is a wooden sign she can wear around her neck when taking naps.  Such things are important as you get older.    (Fans of Terry Pratchett will understand the reference.)  I printed out the text on […]

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Muwahaha

As with the last few posts I’ll be describing something I made before starting this blog.  I did this one during the summer.  I découpaged a bunch of big wooden letters for my kitchen (the black around the edges is india ink). Steel strips are mounted to my wall and the letters are held to […]

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Mushroom Table

In my previous post, I wrote about my canopy bed.  Now that I had a bed that looked like something out of a fairy-tale I desperately needed a better bedside table.  I had just been using an old metal filing cabinet.  It was functional, but didn’t look all that great.  So for my next project, […]

Crystal Ball Lamp, part 2

LED drivers – LED Supply power supply – LED Supply custom printed-circuit boards – BatchPCB.  I like how easy their web-based storefront makes it to submit designs to have produced, but they keep messing up my orders so I may have to find another place to have my circuit boards made. whew.  I think that’s […]

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Crystal Ball Lamp, part 1

I purchased some high-powered RGB LEDs from Sparkfun Electronics mostly because I wanted to play with them enough to learn how to use them, but also because I thought I might use them in a chandelier I’m going to make to hang over my dinette table. As I played with them, I realized that they […]