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Ben “The Blenster” Hibben
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I was skeptical when I saw the title of this, but it's an excellent read.  I do think that beginners should take some advantage of the networking and learning that one can do in start-up events but you have to remain focused on your core mission, too, and shouldn't get distracted chasing the pretty lights and colored paper (as it were).

h/t +Brian Wallace 
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Anyone who's tried a 3D printer and has had their print fail knows how true this can be; keep trying and learning, though, and you'll find the settings that make it work.  Come try ours for only 10 cents a gram (including the dreaded failures).
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It's a truly great service. Keep it up lol I can't wait for the first circuit board printer!
 
More progress on my freecycle grill restoration project:
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A good quality walnut is great for an acoustic guitar body. Depending on the tone you want, it can be superior to rosewood!
 
Finishing up the knife rebuild project; dad (+Daryl Hibben​) reground the blade and I replaced the handle and did all the finishing work. I'll post an album with more pictures of the progress later. I've got a project of my own to work on now.
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A friend of mine wants this old knife cleaned up and modified a bit to better suit his needs as an executive chef; my dad +Daryl Hibben​ and I will modify the grind of the blade, clean up some old damage, and replace the old beat up handle while making some changes to make it more comfortable to use:
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I'm taking a lot of pictures; I'll post an album later.

This is mostly just being cleaned up and reshaped to cut better. A new handle is being glued up now.
 
Happy Towel Day! #42
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I love it!
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Ha!  Delightfully odd!
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygrdAvmr-MA

If this isn't the strangest thing I've done in a long, long time --

We sweded "Space Oddity" and sang it using only the 1000 most common words, in the style of Randall Munroe's Up-Goer Five diagram.

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You can do a lot with a Tesla coil; +ElectroBOOM shows several examples along with his trademark "painful mistakes" showing what not to do:
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As promised here are some step-by-step pictures of a ~150 year old knife rebuild project.  The blade had some pitting and a tarnished blued finish with a damaged wooden handle that was uncomfortable.

I'll annotate the pictures shortly.
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Detail shot of some of the damage to the blade that needs to be repaired:
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Awesomesauce:

h/t +Samantha Cristoforetti
 
“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy has a few things to say on the subject of towels…”  ESA astronaut +Samantha Cristoforetti marks #TowelDay on the International Space Station #TheAnswerIs42

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Started a new project; used the wood lathe at the +LVL1 HackerSpace after being inspired by +Darbin Orvar to finally try it out.  Check out her +YouTube channel to see a nice introduction to lathes video.

It's not perfect and I didn't do any embellishments but it's going on an old propane grill I got in a freecycling project way.

Had trouble with this walnut; it's around 50 years old and very dense and dry; the table saw did not like cutting it.  I will bring some up to my dad's (+Daryl Hibben) shop and cut more pieces for this project there.
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lathes of all kinds are magic.
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