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Long time maker and crafter, forever curious about everything from electronics to music, woodworking to code, cooking to folklore.

Currently scaling down and preparing to build a moving home and shifting my lifestyle to be able to spend more time on my art and craft.

Queer, trans and weird. Based in Mtl right now, looking to relocate to BC next year.

The tool chest adventure can continue since I'm done with the missing hammer handle. All the supports are in and the first coat of oil is applied to the inside. I'm going with a natural wood interior and a black painted exterior.

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Beside that dead tree with a hole cut in I also found some nice pieces of blue-green spalted wood

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Went on a walk on the forest at the top of mount Royal today and saw some great trees, bugs, and bug-eaten trees

Made a post on my website for the hammer handle project with more details on how I made it and finished it: ritualdust.com/craft/hammer-ha

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Learning about Japanese sawhorses and realizing I've been using something similar to cut wood in this new apartment. The low ones are really my favorites because working low to the ground really helps applying more force to the saw and using your body weight to hold the work makes the setup really simple.

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The Rollright Stones again, this was the best photo I got

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I'm making a tiny basket out of dandelion stems!
Its been finicky and took me a while to figure out. But its coming along!

The finished little hammer, ready for another 100 years of use if well taken care of.

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Time for the wedge to go in, I used a scrap bit of ebony I had lying around but I would have used a wood that's less endangered now if I had to get new wood for it. Walnut would work well and create the same nice color contrast

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Well, here it goes, I feel my interest in sailboats growing

From that time I tried to build a stylophone clone. I should probably try again now with the experience I got and build distortion into it :P

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I occasionally need to remind myself of a few truths; first: It is ok to make mistakes. Don't let the critic in your head hold you back from trying something. Let yourself play, and you'll likely find something elegant in playing.

First coat of oil on and snug fit in the hammer head. Once it will have 3 coats of oil I'll hammer it deeper in there, put the wedge in, and trim the excess.

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Hammer handle sanding update: using a large file really helps to get rid of the high spots and fairing the curves :3

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I've been thinking about it recently and I'd really like to put my woodworking skills and knowledge to good use. One way I thought of doing so was to extend an invitation to anyone on Merveilles to reach out and ask me questions about tools, wood species, assembly methods, or finishing techniques :) I would be happy to spend 2-3h doing that per week. :merveilles:

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The fact that white people just fucking smashed straight through blocks of hieroglyphics cursing them to-hell-and-back without a second thought, should tell you everything you need to know about future people listening to dire warnings about nuclear waste burial sites

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Trying that "living on land" that everyone keeps talking about.

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Test shot with my super-wide lens. I've been listening to too much witch house these days I think.

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