Friday, July 7, 2017

Short Story - Yarbrough & Peoples Don’t Stop

Yarbrough & Peoples Don’t Stop
Words: 696

I pulled the creased card from my pocket yet again. This was becoming some strange dream, but the words hadn’t changed.

KEEP ASKING QUESTIONS

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Door Latch Removal & Repair

More Than You Wanted to Know About Door Latch Removal, Workings & Repair
My truck door latch would lock, but wouldn't always unlock. When I tested the latch outside of the truck it worked perfectly. I finally figured out the problem.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Mobile Laptop Harness

Laptop Harness
I needed to take notes and measurements but I hate writing it down because then I have to keep up with multiple papers and plans. Then, I just have to transfer it to a computer anyway and my handwriting is difficult to read. I like to enter information directly into a laptop even in the field. When drafting in the field, if a measurement is wrong, I'll know it instantly when lines don't meet.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Jewelry Box or Tool Box Organizing Insert

Organize Your Jewelry Box or Tool Box
A drawer without organization becomes a mess quickly.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

A Primer on LEDs - The What and the How Tutorial

LEDs, Resistors, Power Supply, & Breadboard
Where do you start with LEDs? I've always wanted to learn how to incorporate LEDs into props I make. It turns out, it's not difficult to get started.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Hydro Dip Painting

Hydro Dip Painting
What do you do with your leftover spray paint cans? Create a psychedelic paint job! This is known as hydro dipping or marbelizing.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

DIY Metal Coil Springs

Make Your Own Springs
I needed a spring, but wanted a custom size and shape. I made my own extension and compression springs.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Totally '80s Photo Collage Portrait

Make an '80s Portrait
I painted a wild multi-color frame and needed a photograph for it that exuded class and style.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Quick Fireplace Upgrade

Quick Fireplace Upgrade
Three years ago I built a fireplace mantle. It went exactly according to plan, but a week later I knew I wasn't quite done.

Friday, February 24, 2017

How to Make a Good Caulk Joint

Good Caulk Joint vs. Bad Caulk Joint
Caulk joints often fail because most joints are packed full of caulk and call it done. That will inevitably lead to failure.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Portable Overhead Camera Mount

Portable Overhead Camera Mount
​I wanted an overhead camera mount that I could disassemble and move around easily, though the final result has slightly more screws than anticipated.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Short Story - The Pit is a Lie

The Pit is a Lie
Words: 1318

“Kershaw, hurry up!” Arenado watched as his friend wove through the brush, dodging limbs.
Kershaw’s face went slack when he saw it. “You found a cave? How deep is it?”
“I don’t know, I was waiting for you.”

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Short Story - Allure of the Laserdisc

Allure of the Laserdisc
Words: 1007
The allure of the laserdisc was too much. Every day after school Eric would weave a path that took him between the aged brick buildings downtown to Archie’s Electronics. He would stare between the painted letters on the window at the gleaming black box in the window with the shiny discs lying nearby. Some days he’d even go inside, but it just didn’t look as mesmerizing as when he was staring through that inch thick glass.
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