I wouldn't call myself a woodworker -- I'm just a maker. Most of what I make, apart from some software concepts and a few computers, is from wood, yes, so I'm more of a wood-maker. I do spend some time skimming through the assorted YouTube videos of people's projects and often find some inspiration for… Continue reading Woodworking
I think the marketing department for dead-tree magazines needs to go back and think carefully about their sales model.I used to have a subscription to a certain magazine that focused on Pacific Coast/Mountain lifestyle and modern architecture. I didn't renew. So they poured on the marketing to try getting me to resubscribe. I keep getting… Continue reading Last Chance! Buy Now!
Spotted this on one of the British shed blogs -- I really like the idea of a detached, functional, year-round home office space. In fact, I've been wanting to build one in my own back yard for some time, but haven't settled on size, cost, savings, or style.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ag8M90UaSZ0Now, though, that my daily commute is up… Continue reading Brilliant
One of my future life dreams involves a houseboat. This is simple, inexpensive -- though no numbers are actually shared -- and brilliant:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHCDQ-YRUy8Couple thoughts though:- time to have the hull cleaned and painted, I think.- he kinda reminds me of the late David Graf (Tackleberry from Police Academy movies)
Weerd asks, "Why Bother?" -- good question, that. Makes me wonder why more people haven't just walked away. Similar boat for us: a simple home that needs work, at a price we could afford, in a tolerable but not great neighborhood, with a fixed rate mortgage. But we're watching the market value on the place plummet… Continue reading Indeed