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John Park
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I make things and tell people about it.
I make things and tell people about it.

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I designed and built this lovely standing desk a few months ago — these are the build photos.   My materials of choice were galvanized pipe, SpeedRail and Kee Klamp connectors, four heavy-duty locking casters, and a maple butcher block top. I use it for…

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Here’s a quick DIY for making handbalancing canes. My daughter and I built these in an afternoon. They’re great for working on handstands, press-ups, L-sits, dips, and handbalancing tricks. We use them during aerial straps classes at Cirque School LA, so…

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Let's make handbalancing canes!

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I decided I needed a Circuit Playground and Circuit Playground Express render farm. Here’s the stand I made on the CNC machine. I designed it in Fusion 360 and then milled it with the Othermill Pro. First, I ran a pocket clearing pass. Next, I ran a…

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I got this nice little bench from a picker I know. I try to put everything in my shop on casters, but didn’t want to spend too much, so here’s a set of old casters I got for $5 being hacked into a pice of plywood.  I cut out some footholds from scrap on…

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Hit a disappointing sale this morning. Not much of value, or as pickers say, nothing had any age on it. The two finds I did get: a great little Griswold no. 3 cast iron pan for $5. Nicely seasoned, probably perfect for a grilled cheese sandwich I’ll be…

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Today I’m featuring an electrician’s Leatherman, the E4 Squirt, and a Modern Times (beer brewer/coffee roaster from San Diego) Black House coffee brewed in a Bialetti moka pot my mom gave me. (I think it was from my Zia Wanda’s kitchen in Cassino, Italy.)…

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Inspired by Dominic Morrow’s Tool of the Day posts, here’s my new feature: Coffee & Tool of the Day. The macchiato is from Commissary Coffee in Burbank, the pico widgy pry bar is from County Comm, and is a great little tool to keep on your keychain.

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I harvested sheet metal from an old fluorescent light fixture, and spot welded strips together to make a little tool tray.​ ​

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I have this great little welding cart I got from a picker. The size was almost — but not quite — perfect to hold my little MIG welder underneath. I got 10′ of 1/2″ 16 gauge steel square tubing for $2.06 at Industrial Metal Supply’s remainder’s bin and cut…
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