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Abe Downey
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Was shared this nice article as a follow up broadcast this morning about the return of making and crafts to Detroit.

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"Instead of rebuilding the large factories that were almost always disconnected to the health of the land and the air, many Detroiters are focused on making something instead of manufacturing something."

http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2012/08/15/158772495/my-american-dream-sounds-like-the-white-stripes
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awesome!  saw an add for Tech Shop in Popular Mechanics.
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One of the many reasons TechShop is so important to our future. Without places like this fostering our growth and creativity in the past, who knows what amazing opportunities has the world missed out on. All those people who say, "Ohh baby I wish I had access to this 20 years ago!". What if we could have helped them?

WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM by Steven Johnson

Fun video supporting some of these ideals
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Finished the first steps for my $10 dollar PVC bow. Turned out pretty good. Learned a lot of lessons regarding needing fixtures, and working hot PVC. If you want to make one lets talk tips but start here with this guy. His video series are really well done.

How to Make A Centershot Snakey Recurve Bow Part 1
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Nice. I was going to start on a set of PVC longbows for my Scout troop for the Archery merit badge. These recurves look so easy I may do this instead. I'll just append it to the list of projects I'll "be working on".
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http://www.theclymb.com/invite-from/AbeDowney

If your in to out door gear cheap, This site might be useful.  They sell stuff on a super discounted rate.  There is a new brand every day with new items for sale.  I like to look but have not bought much yet.  
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We were always ahead of our time.
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Great perspective ....ahahahah...
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