Archive for December, 2015

Saw this on the Twitterers – 7 unanswered questions about lightsabers – and thought I’d take a stab (HA!) at answering all of it with just a few thoughts. Also, this contains *some* spoilers so if you’ve not seen TFA, don’t read. NOTE – While I love Star Wars, I am far from deeply knowledgeable regarding the universe. Some of these questions may have already been answered in books that I’ve not read. The main question revolves around the lightsaber itself. When did lightsabers become...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/29/2015 12:53:26 PM | Feedback (10)
OK, I think I’ve finally got what I want nailed down. I need an editing desk for my music room, something that brings the monitors (both visual and speakers) up to eye & ear level while also giving me tons of room for a 49 key keyboard, plus slide-out computer keyboard. I was going to do 4 legs, but the Mrs. reminded me I need some storage for stuff that seems to collect, so on the left I designed a basic, boxy shelf. A non shaded version for a clearer vision Overall dimensions – 80” wide,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/28/2015 9:02:42 PM | Feedback (12)
7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. 8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/25/2015 11:01:00 AM | Feedback (2)
I finally got the storage bench & daughter’s bedside table done. From this to this and this To this Both of these projects were built using 3/4” birch plywood. The table had some birch veneer to the top edges so I could stain them, and the rest of the plywood edges were simply slathered in wood putty & sanded down. My next major project is building a desk for my music room, followed up by replacing the eyesore of a laundry table we have. These will be made with hardwoods rather...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/21/2015 10:07:46 AM | Feedback (15)
Why turn it into iPad, iPhone, and iPod holders, of course!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/16/2015 8:52:05 PM | Feedback (6)
Was in Ft. Lauderdale yesterday, chaperoning for my eldest’s Marine Biology club while they did a shark tagging expedition. Way cool. We were told no cameras were allowed, but that turned out to be a miscommunication. Regardless, I didn’t get any pics myself but should have some from those who didn’t listen to the rules :) I’m pooped. I’m surviving off of very, very little sleep & lots of caffeine.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/11/2015 8:46:26 AM | Feedback (1)
This is good reading. I wish I had the time to do more than just link to things like this.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/8/2015 3:03:42 PM | Feedback (3)
I may be blogging less, not talking about guns as much, but believe me, I’m very aware of what’s going on. One thing I want to point out is how those who want power over you (and this doesn’t just mean politicians. It can mean college professors, activists, etc.) will use words to hide their intent. Words crafted in such a way that unless you give it some thought, would seem benign. For example, when politicians and anti-gunners say “We want to get weapons of war off the street”, what they...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/1/2015 8:21:01 AM | Feedback (6)
My first end grain cutting board was a pretty good success. Thanks to Virgil of Virgil Guitars, I was able to borrow his drum sander. Had I not had that available, I’d still be sanding this puppy flat. Now that I have a routing table, I was able to put a round-over on the edges in literally seconds rather than the 30 minutes it used to take me trying to do it by clamping the board, routing an edge, unclamp, flip, rout, etc. I sanded with 120, then 220. I went up to 600 with my first board,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/1/2015 8:10:07 AM | Feedback (3)