Electric Eel Wheel

I just finished creating a new version of an electric spinning wheel. You can read more here.



This past weekend I build this bookshelf for Emily. I think it turned out pretty good.


Stairs project

I put hardwood floors into my condo around a year ago. When doing that I thought it would be nice to have hardwood stairs, but doing the stairs is a lot of work so I didn't. Now I'm going to tackle the stair project.

This website sells reasonably priced custom treads and risers. I just placed my order so I'll give an update on quality after I get done with this project, but reviews say this place is good.

In order to know exactly what to order I had to figure out exactly how I was going to install the new stairs. To do that I needed to remove the carpeting, banisters, and handrail. It took a little figuring, but I got it done. It will be awhile before I can finish this project so the house is going to be in this incomplete state for awhile. Below is a timelapse.

New Office!

My work moved to a new building last week. It is better is just about every way. In the old office my cube was tiny and it was right next to a very loud server room AC unit. When it turned on I had to actually shout for someone to hear me and I even wore earplugs to work a few times. I was working from home 4 days a week so I didn't have to deal with the working environment there. This new place is a pretty office, has great working conditions, and I even have an office with real walls :). Previously I had always had cubes. I have nothing against cubes, but I'm on the phone enough these days that it is kind of nice.

Here's a picture of my office.


Snowstorm Timelapse

We were supposed to get this huge snow storm earlier this week. They canceled school, but it didn't even start snowing until school would have been out. It turned out to be just a few inches instead of the 12+ inches we were expecting. Bummer. I took a timelapse video expecting a huge storm, but even with this pretty wimpy storm the video turned out kinda cool.