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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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"When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?"
"What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?"
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Disc Golf Planet Dot TV - Broadcasting the Best in Disc Golf
discgolfplanet.tv

Welcome to DiscGolfPlanet.tv, where we are Broadcasting the Best in Disc Golf. You may have noticed that our new Web site is somewhat improv

Aerogel.org
www.aerogel.org

What, you may ask, is aerogel? Aerogels are the world's lightest solid materials, composed of up to 99.98% air by volume. Aerogels are a div

Project-Making Nirvana at Austin’s New TechShop
www.austinpost.org

Austin’s brand new TechShop is run like a gym for people who love making things. They have over a million dollars in high-tech equipment ran

Apple's next-generation iPhone liveblog!
www.engadget.com

We still don't know exactly what they're going to call it ('new,' 4G, 5, 6...?) but the shadow above may be a big

Club sports at Oregon State: The disc golf team
www.dailybarometer.com

For the first time in school history, the Oregon State disc golf team hosted a national qualifier at Milo McIver State Park at the Riverben

Great course. Wonderful holes and fun to be in the city. Over run with large groups so play in the morning. Avoid weekend rounds after noon. The course takes 4+ hrs sometimes with groups and idiots playing. Don't worry about the doubles league players they might seem like have a higher level of importance or ownership but they have all been nice once you talk to them. Have a good round
Appeal: Very goodFacilities: Very goodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Not a great place to be on a hot day. Not a lot of shade. Good challenging 9 holes.
Appeal: GoodFacilities: Very goodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Talk to Rick. Break on through that tough exterior and he is super helpful and knowledgeable.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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reviewed a year ago