Category Archives: Making

Serious business

As I said in my last post, I’m starting to get serious about my making. Part of that is exploring how I can make money off my work. I’ve already started to make a little bit – I’m teaching a … Continue reading

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Passion Project – Making

The past When I was a kid, the tooth fairy didn’t bring me cash – she brought me craft supplies. I remember waking up with crayons, pipe-cleaners, puffy paint, T-shirt art kits, stickers, and small lego kits under my pillow. … Continue reading

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Teaching classes again

Remember those cutting boards I wrote about earlier? Well, I’ve now started teaching workshops on how to make them at Techshop. So far I’ve just taught two – one in September and one in October. They both went really well … Continue reading

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Making my cutting boards

This week I wrote up an “instructable” on how to make my cutting boards. An instructable is a how-to article on “instructables.com”. It was a great way for me to gather all the information and research I did on making … Continue reading

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I made it at Techshop

I haven’t been updating much, but I haven’t been idle. These are some of the things I’ve been making at Techshop recently. Cutting boards      The first two have been oiled, the last one still needs to be finished. They … Continue reading

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A tour of Techshop

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As I’ve said before, Techshop is a community workshop that works kind of like a gym membership. You pay a monthly fee, and in return you get access to a plethora of tools and space to make almost anything you … Continue reading

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Techshop

In addition to my work at the Bike Kitchen, I have been fostering my creative side at another workshop called Techshop. Techshop is a chain of community workshops, with locations in San Francisco, Menlo Park, and San Jose in California … Continue reading

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More bike kitchen

So, I did my time at the Bike Kitchen – 6 hours to earn my membership and 6 more hours to earn digging rights for bike parts. What has the work been like? Oddly enough, after spending months cleaning out … Continue reading

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Perfect timing

In a stroke of good luck, I noticed last week that the Bike Kitchen was holding a two day wheel-building workshop on February 25th and 26th. Their clases normally fill up weeks or even months ahead of time, but for … Continue reading

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Building my bike

Well, today I started building my bike. Here is the frame I got off of Craigslist. Made by Surly, it’s called the Long Haul Trucker. This frame is made specifically for long distance bike touring. The frame is made out … Continue reading

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