Archive for December 21st, 2009

More camera practice

Monday, December 21st, 2009

I took Matt’s old camera (and really, I’m entitled to call it my new camera now. I paid him for the body, and he and Anne gave me the lens for hanukah) outside yesterday to practice wildlife photography at our bird feeders. It has the big advantage over my little point-and-shoot that you can focus […]

Cigar box guitar progress report

Monday, December 21st, 2009

This is something I started a couple of years ago and have just got back to, a cigar box guitar. It’s not really made from a cigar box, rather from a box made of thin plywood from a lauan hollow-core door, but it’s cigar-box guitar level technology.

Squirrel cage swift progress report

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Back in county fair season (the date on the photo says September 13) we went to the Oxford County fair. I saw a yarn-handling device labelled “squirrel cage swift” — think two hamster exercise wheels with a skein of yarn around the two of them. It takes up lots less space than an umbrella swift […]