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DIY Baking Steel – KozKnowsHomes.com
How to make a baking steel
I bought a 14″x16″x3/8″ steel plate from Eddie at Exor Ironworks. Eddie ground the edges so that they’d be smooth. He sold me the steel plate for $45. If you don’t live in Seattle, find a local blacksmith and ask for an “A36 Steel Plate”. A36 is the alloy. Keep in mind that Steel has a weight of .284 pounds per cubic inch. That means that my baking steel is nearly 24 lbs!
pizza  cooking  steel  howto  diy 
13 days ago
Tapered Mortise Reamer - YouTube
A few years ago I made a Reamer and tenon cutter to make tapered mortise and tenons. While they were useable, and they did get used a few times, there were things that needed improving. In this video I remake the Reamer and in the next video I'll tackle the Tenon Cutter.

I had an accident in the middle of this project that could've ended worse than it did. I was lucky! Please be safe in your workshops.

As always I'm happy to answer any questions.

If you would like to support this channel you can do so here
https://www.patreon.com/PaskMakes

You can also help me out by purchasing one of my shirts, you can find them here https://paskmakes.threadless.com

Check out my new website
http://paskmakes.com/

Check out my Instagram to see more of my work https://www.instagram.com/paskmakes/

Also you can check out my photography at my website (nothing to do with making but you may be interested in what I do) http://www.neilpaskin.com
diy  tool  reamer  video  woodworking 
17 days ago
Five Lessons from the Staked Chair Project | Popular Woodworking Magazine
In building these other table projects, what I was really doing was preparing myself for the bigger project waiting in the wings – a set of two staked chairs. I’ve been following Chris’s work for years, and when I first read his writing about this style/genre of furniture (which he originally called “furniture of necessity” out of distaste for the term “vernacular”) I was captured by its straightforward aesthetic. I was building one of Tage Frid’s three-legged stools when I first read about Chris’s staked chair design, and while I still love the aesthetic of that stool, I was frustrated by its joinery. The Frid stool has cylindrical tenons and shoulders, and I ended up pinning the tenons to the seat from beneath after finishing the piece, as one of the tenons had shaken loose its glue bond. I used it as my shop stool for a while, but I still worry about being too hard on it (and I tend to be a good stress test on delicate chair joints, in a mass-times-gravity sense).
furniture  diy  woodworking  schwarz  reamer  tenon 
17 days ago
RegExr: Learn, Build, & Test RegEx
RegExr was created by gskinner.com, and is proudly hosted by Media Temple.

Edit the Expression & Text to see matches. Roll over matches or the expression for details. PCRE & Javascript flavors of RegEx are supported.

The side bar includes a Cheatsheet, full Reference, and Help. You can also Save & Share with the Community, and view patterns you create or favorite in My Patterns.

Explore results with the Tools below. Replace & List output custom results. Details lists capture groups. Explain describes your expression in plain English.
regex  tools  dev  free  online 
17 days ago
Wing Divider, 8"
17.25 USD
In Stock
Ideal for measuring, scoring and a variety of other craft applications
Perfect for plotting curves, border lines, adjusting patterns and spacing lacing holes
Legs have hardened points for precise marking of your work piece
Adjusting screw with a self-seating washer and nut for quick and positive adjustment
divider  tool  woodworking  leather 
17 days ago
CodeKit - THE Mac App for Web Developers
Dozens of modern web development tools in one easy-to-use app. Get to work without grunting, gulping, or 417 trips to Stack Overflow.
design  webdev  tools  app 
19 days ago
Collage Maker | BeFunky: Create Photo Collages
The Best Layouts of Any Collage Maker
If a picture's worth a thousand words, then what's a photo collage worth? BeFunky's Collage Maker empowers you to easily create breathtaking online photo collages. Simply upload your photos to our Collage Wizard and we'll automatically create a stunning collage for you, or you can choose from our selection of striking, fully customizable layouts. We even have layouts designed especially for Pinterest and Facebook, so your posts will stand out from the crowd. Arrange your photos to tell a story – one that's uniquely yours.
photography  collage  online 
25 days ago
Notist
More than just slides.
Notist is a place to build your public speaking portfolio. A place to share your slides, but also to collate feedback, tweets, photos, resources and everything to create a permanent history of your speaking events.
slides  presentation  web 
26 days ago
Eleventy: Simpler Static Site Generator
Seriously can't remember enjoying using a Static Site Generator this much. Yes Hugo is rapid, but this is all so logical. It feels like it was designed by someone who has been through lots of pain and success using other SSGs.”
jekyll  static-site  eleventy  webdev 
26 days ago
An Essential Tool for Capturing Your Career Accomplishments – A List Apart
A Career Management Document (CMD) is a comprehensive collection of your résumé and portfolio content. It’s a document you update regularly, over time, with all the work you’ve done.

When you’re ready to apply for your next job, you’ll have all the résumé and portfolio pieces available in your CMD. All you need to do is assemble those pieces into résumé and portfolio documents, then send the documents off with your job application.

I update my CMD about once a week. I start by reviewing evidence of my recent work. I review Slack messages, Basecamp posts, emails, and any other current work-related content. I write my accomplishments in the format of résumé bullets, using the framework of responsibilities and accomplishments from this Manager Tools podcast. Then I add those bullets to the CMD.
career  resume 
28 days ago
Global defaults in macOS Mojave – The Eclectic Light Company
There are settings for a great many features in Mojave, and the common problem is discovering where any given setting is, and how to control it. Some are exposed in the GUI, others are hidden away from easy access. This article concentrates on global settings which are usually presented in a pane in System Preferences, or the NSGlobalDomain of defaults.
command-line  mac  defaults  setting 
4 weeks ago
Scaffold and Deploy a Jekyll GitHub Pages Blog in 5 Minutes
Ahnee! Static websites have made a comeback. Innovations in content generation, the adoption of Markdown in workflows, deployment technology, and free hosting have made static websites an attractive option for those who don’t need the capabilities of a framework or content management system.
Jekyll is a static site generator that made a big splash in the world of static website generation. And GitHub has become the defacto standard in social coding, with GitHub Pages offered as an attractive option for free static website hosting.
git  jekyll  howto  ubuntu 
4 weeks ago
Poolside FM
A throwback to the halcyon days of wasting time on the Internet, Poolside.fm is a welcome distraction from our modern dystopia. It originally launched in 2014 but has recently been updated with a classic Mac OS theme that would look right at home on the screen of a Bondi Blue iMac. While there you can listen to music from one of three channels, and enjoy period-correct videos ranging from vintage commercials to old clips of Soul Train.
inspiration  music  70's  disco 
5 weeks ago
Restoring a Stanley No 7 Jointer Plane – MVFlaim Furnituremaker
Every time I see an article in a woodworking magazine about restoring an old plane, it’s usually a Stanley No 4 smooth plane. While a smooth plane is probably one of the most important planes to own, it certainly shouldn’t be the only plane you have in your arsenal of tools. A jointer plane is extremely handy for jointing the edges of boards straight as well as leveling the tops of wide panels flat. In fact I probably use my jointer just as much as I use a smoother.  So I decided to write a blog and show how easy it is to refurbish an old jointer and put it back to use.
howto  handplane  testore 
6 weeks ago
HOW TO BULLET JOURNAL: THE ABSOLUTE ULTIMATE GUIDE
The Bullet Journal is like a potato.
It seems boring and bland and easily replaced by flashier starches like couscous and black forbidden rice, but the potato is special not for what it is but it what it can become. Tell couscous to turn into a French fry, and we'll talk. Until then, the potato is king simply because it can be whatever you want it to be.

That's what makes the Bullet Journal so special. The market is saturated with every planner you could dream up, but somehow not one - no matter how fancy - perfectly serves your needs. It's just couscous trying to turn into a French fry. But the Bullet Journal is different. It starts with a blank journal and a pen which is deceptively simple and almost boring, but it's also the lazy genius organizer you've been waiting for.
howto  journal  bulletjournal  notes 
6 weeks ago
How to export and import your iPhone Health data
In this post, I will show you how to export Health app data, and import that same data into a freshly restored device, or a new device, depending on your situation.
howto  healthkit 
6 weeks ago
Made – A bold, minimal portfolio theme – Jekyll Themes
Show off your best work with this beautiful, minimal and customizable portfolio theme made for designers and developers.
webdesign  theme  jekyll 
6 weeks ago
Menu JWDA Concrete Lamp | Uncrate
Inspired by traditional oil lamps of the past and named for the design studio where it was created, the JWDA concrete lamp is the perfect addition to your minimalist design aesthetic. Created by Stockholm-based designer Jonas Wagell, the JWDA is as functional as it is attractive, made of concrete and brass with a classic silhouette that complements your living space or office. It casts a muted, soft glow, and a G9 frosted shade is included with each lamp.
lighting  concrete 
6 weeks ago
How to Make a Vertical Bookshelf | eHow
One of the challenges of living in a small space is creating functional and stylish storage. College students especially can find it difficult to organize books when space is too limited to have a bookcase. This five-shelf unit vertically organizes an abundance of literature while giving stacked books an artistic, sculpture-like appearance.
book  woodworking  howto  diy  shelf 
7 weeks ago
How to Create a Wood Pallet Accent Wall - Hunker
Wood accent walls have been popular for a long time because of the warmth and texture they add to a room, infusing it with a rustic cabin vibe. Because pallets can be found or obtained for little-to-no cost, they can be an inexpensive option to completely transform the look and feel of a room, in just an afternoon.
palette  woodworking  wall 
7 weeks ago
Barn the Spoon
Spoon carving, green wood furniture, etc
woodworking  carving  wood-spoon  knife 
7 weeks ago
Just text
Nothing but text.
blog  text 
8 weeks ago
Build This Simple Guitar Stand from a Single Board of Wood | Make:
With just one board, two holes, and seven cuts you can have an elegant looking, sturdy stand to display your guitar. You can very easily disassemble it to take it with you and you can finish the wood any way you like.
stand  guitar  woodworking  howto 
8 weeks ago
How to Build a DIY Wooden Guitar Stand (Free Template!): 12 Steps (with Pictures)
This DIY guitar stand is a perfect beginner build. You only need a few inexpensive tools, a jigsaw and a drill, to build this stand. I designed the stand to fit most electric guitars, acoustic guitars, and banjos, but you could print the template at a smaller size to work with ukuleles and violins.
woodworking  guitar  howto  stand 
8 weeks ago
How Do I Scan Old Film Negatives?
Here’s the good news: It’s easy to digitize old film negatives using a normal flatbed scanner. This might not produce amazing results, depending on the age of your film and how much it might have degraded, but it’s a better option than letting it sit in a box somewhere.
photography  scan  film 
8 weeks ago
Calculus for Beginners
Chapter 0: Why Study Calculus?

Chapter 1: Numbers

Chapter 2: Using a Spreadsheet

Chapter 3: Linear Functions

Chapter 4: Quadratics and Derivatives of Functions

Chapter 5: Rational Functions and the Calculation of Derivatives

Chapter 6: Exponential Functions, Substitution and the Chain Rule

Chapter 7: Trigonometric Functions and their Derivatives

Chapter 8: Inverse Functions and their Derivatives

Chapter 9: Numerical Differentiation, and Non-Differentiable Functions

Chapter 10: Review of Differentiation

Chapter 11: Application of Differentiation to Solving Equations

Chapter 12: The Anti-Derivative

Chapter 13: Area under a Curve; Definite Integrals

Chapter 14: Numerical Integration

Chapter 15: Areas and Volumes of Parallel Sided Figures; Determinants

Chapter 16: Some Pure Mathematics

Chapter 17: Modeling Applications to Physics

Chapter 18: Predator Prey Models

Chapter 19: Solving Differential Equations

Tools

Glossary of Notations

Index
education  tutorial  math 
9 weeks ago
How To Build A Sketch Plugin With JavaScript, HTML And CSS (Part 1) — Smashing Magazine
This tutorial is intended for people who know and use the Sketch app and are not afraid of dabbling with code. To profit from it the most, you will need to have at least some basic experience writing JavaScript (and, optionally, HTML/CSS).
plugin  howto  sketch 
9 weeks ago
Dimensions.Guide | Database of Dimensioned Drawings
Dimensions.Guide is a comprehensive reference database of dimensioned drawings documenting the standard measurements and sizes of the everyday objects and spaces that make up our world. Created as a universal resource to better communicate the basic properties, systems, and logics of our built environment, Dimensions.Guide is a free platform for increasing public and professional knowledge of life and design.
architecture  design  reference  svg 
10 weeks ago
The Pentel Graphgear 1000 Mechanical Pencil | Lost Art Press
I chew through a lot of mechanical pencils in a year. A workshop is a harsh environment for a tool that is supposed to be handled delicately at a drafting table – not treated like a crayon at a daycare for disturbed children (aka our machine room).

The reason most mechanical pencils don’t live long in a workshop is that the tip gets bent. Any movement of the tip, and the pencil lead won’t advance. Pencil game over. Second problem: The mechanism that advances the lead is easily gummed up by dust.

I’ve tried a half dozen brands on the spectrum from “disposable” to “intended for architects.” Only one has satisfied me. It’s the Pentel Graphgear 1000. They are a little expensive (less than $10), but are so durable that the higher price is irrelevant.
pencil  woodworking 
10 weeks ago
The Organic Furniture of Wayne Muma | Popular Woodworking Magazine
Wayne Muma, an Ontario-based furniture maker, couldn’t recall a time when he wasn’t building things.

Growing up, Wayne spent time with his dad building projects large and small, including a couple of wooden boats. Boatbuilding later came to play an important role in his design aesthetic. Imagine furniture that reflects the beauty of the Northern forests and the grace of a canoe sliding across still waters.

His goal was always to build furniture that’s functional, sturdy and aesthetically beautiful. Muma worked for a time with Lie-Nielsen Toolworks at their weekend tool events in Canada. This accelerated his mastery of hand tool skills by teaching techniques to woodworkers at shows. The process of breaking a task down to teach it helped him to deepen his own skills.
woodworker  furniture  stool 
10 weeks ago
Make a Wood and Brass Panel Gauge | Popular Woodworking Magazine
Learn how to work with brass and make an indispensable tool for hand work.

Wood and brass panel gauge.
If you rip your stock on a table saw, your uses for a panel gauge are limited. If you make your rip cuts with a band saw or hand saw, however, a panel gauge is an indispensable tool. Its usefulness really shines when you need to mark out multiple wide panels to the same width such as the sides of a carcass or the shelves of a bookcase. You can use a ruler and straightedge to perform this task, but the panel gauge is more efficient and precise.
woodworking  hoot  diy  panel-gauge 
10 weeks ago
Why I Stopped Using Planning Poker
The simple alternative to Planning Poker that deals with relative estimations in a proper way
agile  planning  poker 
10 weeks ago
Cramming a gaming GPU into your MacBook Pro
After Apple released its (soon-to-be) previous generation Mac Pro, it probably didn't take long for them to realize they had a trash can fire on their hands, especially with regards to GPU performance. When Apple announced eGPU support for macOS in 2017's High Sierra release, it was hard not to see the announcement as anything more than an admission that Apple's top-of-the-line desktops and notebooks shipped with subpar GPUs due to their severe thermal constraints.
thunderbolt  egpu  howto  mac  windiws 
10 weeks ago
The 8 Best Travel Shoes for Men | Hiking, running, and styling: A travel shoe should do it all | A Brother Abroad
When traveling, shoes can make or break an adventure.  Uncomfortable shoes that aren’t up to the will hamper the adventure but carrying too many shoes will weigh you down.  The key is to bring the perfect travel shoes for your particular adventure, that perform well for the activities you’ll be doing but still look good.
shoes  travel  list 
11 weeks ago
20+ User Persona Examples, Templates and Tips For Targeted Decision-Making
Promoting a product without knowing who your target audience–or what your target audience wants–is an impossible task.

You’ll just be making decisions based on what you think they want. That’s not sustainable over the life of any brand.

That’s why creating user personas is important for any company that wants to grow.
persona  ux  design 
12 weeks ago
Relearn CSS layout
If you find yourself wrestling with CSS layout, it’s likely you’re making decisions for browsers they should be making themselves. Through a series of simple, composable layouts, Every Layout will teach you how to better harness the built-in algorithms that power browsers and CSS.

Employing algorithmic layout design means doing away with @media breakpoints, “magic numbers”, and other hacks, to create context-independent layout components. Your future design systems will be more consistent, terser in code, and more malleable in the hands of your users and their devices.
layout  css  howto 
june 2019
Sketch Keyboard Shortcuts
A list of Keyboard Shortcuts for Sketch App.
shortcut  design  sketch 
june 2019
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