I made a cabinet scraper a while back, simply cutting a more-or-less rectangular piece of steel from the blade of an old saw. Continue reading
The small workbench is back at work supporting the 55 lb. anvil:
picture behind cut
I have started a daily “column” on colgaffneyis e-mail list. Continue reading
A few years ago we ended up with the remains of some old church pews, oak I think. I took two boards, planed them to have smooth mating surfaces, and glued them together. Continue reading
After finishing work on the small workbench yesterday I cleaned everything off of my main workbench. Pictures behind cut
Some years ago I found, perhaps at a garage sale, a small (2 ft. long, 2 ft. high) workbench. It has been useful, but it was really beat up: Continue reading
Irish Class, May 18, 2009
Rang Gaeilge, 18ú lá Mí na Bealtaine
Last month I reported this. Today we see Mac OS X Users Vulnerable To Major Java Flaw.
“a vulnerability in Java that has been patched by everyone but Apple.”
As part of our living history work in colgaffneyis we demonstrate how to start a fire without matches. This can be very difficult to do. However, some people are able achieve it without even trying:
When Sophomore Optics Goes Very Very Wrong.
How Neanderthals met a grisly fate: devoured by humans,
A fossil discovery bears marks of butchering similar to those made when cutting up a deer