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Hamilton Link
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Lived in Albuquerque, NM
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Wish we got this much snow every year.  Colorado's getting hammered, I hear -- should be good for NM rivers this summer.
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Personally I find a useful litmus test for what to keep or not is, "by the time I expect to use it, would it be cheaper to replace it because I tossed it or have spent my time and energy digging around looking for it or keeping track that I have it?"  How much of your hobby time do you want to spend rummaging around in drawers on the off chance that you might have a three dollar part?  Thanks for all the great MeMo vids Steve, looking forward to the entertainment and ideas for 2015!
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I didn't make mine exactly like this, but pretty close....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pIpN8yWEqNQ
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Not going to this again any time soon... three matching jewelry boxes.  Bolivian rosewood, hand-cut dovetail joinery, and orangeheart button feet.  All done except for putting on a finish.  After a few test joints, the process for dovetailing ended up being pencil in with a dovetail domino to sort out placement of the socket side, then knife in all the edges in a second pass; hog out the bulk with a hand saw and coping saw, then chisel out the faces as precisely as possible.  I used the sockets on one piece to knife in the fingers on the matching piece, then dry fit and adjust everything.  The dovetails were all done right about the time I was ready to end it all.  The rest of it went comparatively quickly.

The next time I do boxes I will probably tool up a little and use a jig.  My only other complaint is, I should have planned ahead and found more ideally sized hinges, and  the brass screws that came with the hinges from Lowe's should have been thrown out and replaced with brass-plated screws whose heads wouldn't strip out or spin off at the slightest provocation.

Also I now have a new router table because I spent more time accomodating its predecessor's shortcomings than I want to do on my next project.  Carpentry strikes me as possibly the most inefficient way for a man to fill his garage with tools.
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Thanks Susan and Happy New Year to you and Terran!  I know you two did some carpentry, what kind of stuff did you all make?

A few final pics will certainly follow before long.  I oiled a test piece with Waterlox.  It is, happily, not darkening the wood especially, and doesn't have temperature restrictions on application, so that's the winter.  Er, winner.  I couldn't find brass knobs I liked for the front so I turned one out of orange heart and will probably do that for all three but now I need to get some dowel screws to affix them given the limited space.
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A friend of mine has a small game company and is producing another game (it's already been play tested, just not printed in production yet).  It's called Terrenus and it's on Kickstarter.  I got a chance to play-test the other day, and it's a fun game!  Kind of like if Settler's of Cataan and Carcassonne had dome kind of funky awesome four-layer cake baby.  Check it out!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1084263497/terrenus-the-game-of-gods-board-game
Thane Morgan is raising funds for Terrenus: The Game Of Gods - Board Game on Kickstarter! Become gods playing a game with mortals! Create a world, populate it, and strike out against your rivals. A quadrathlon of epic fun!
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Your friend should also consider +superiorpod​ for production printing. 
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If the movie Memento, the book Snow Crash, and the console game Prototype had a baby, it'd be the PC game "Remember Me"... plus the graphics are good.  Top shelf story in an action-y game so far, though I'm just starting into it and I've heard the plot is pretty linear with little replay value.
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Whoa. I know two of the three, and I don't know if that's a recommendation or not :).

I don't generally replay games, so I'm OK with lack of replay value.
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I feel the idiocy of Windows 8 is revealed with the purest clarity in the calculator application.

On my smartphone, with a 1920x1080 resolution screen, I hate the calculator application.  It's impoverished to the point that I lose sympathy for starving children.  It's a four-function nightmare in the same amount of space as my much more functional and far older TI.

And on my new W8.1 desktop computer, it uses THE SAME APPLICATION.  And because it's a metro app it wants to be full screen.  On a 4k monitor.

F--- you, Microsoft.  Whoever thought it was a good idea to install that on my drive as part of a desktop OS should lose his job so you can  hire someone to make a few decent applications.
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I agree.  It sucks.  I was able to find the non-full screen calculator hiding in the bizarre application menu, and I put it on my task bar, because it's hard it figure out which one is which.  Annoying for sure.
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One done.  Two more just have knobs and sealer left, just need to find the time to wrap them up.
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Breathtaking.
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So I took over this lab and it's been a while since it was cleaned.  Lots of stuff wasn't worth saving but here are a couple of real gems.
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FanTAStic.
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Not saying this would my next project, but when I start looking for something a little more exotic the internet has plans for pretty much anything!
http://www.woodenboat.com/boat-plans-kits/imp
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Lol. A traditional surf board would look great in your house.
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Happy New Year!

Smoke cloud in our family room... I cracked the door to try and get the wood-burning stove drawing, but it wasn't enough.  When the fire started smoking, the stove was still drawing air into the house.  The smoke was warmer than the outdoor air pooling in the room, but not as warm as the standing house air from the furnace.  Instant cloud bank, with clear air above and below it.  Not an experiment I'd recommend but it was pretty cool watching the waves and eddies in the discrete thermal layers.
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Martial arts enthusiast, software engineer, and father of two.  Two cats.  Interested in everything, but most recently: gardening, bicycling, juggling, and playing the piano.
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  • University of New Mexico
    CS, 1999 - 2005
  • University of Oregon
    CS, 1993 - 1997
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