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The Work of One’s Hands

  I finished the blanket chest. After nearly a year, a few dozen hours of actual work, a ton of self-doubt and self-loathing, and plenty of trial and error, it is done. Those of you who’ve followed this blog for … Continue reading

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Collaboration is good!

I’ve started collaborating with a bunch of good friends on a new side project, Hot Glue and Hope. My first post there is up today. In it, I show you how to make a cheese board using only hand tools that … Continue reading

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Side Projects and Procrastination

  As I mentioned last week, I am absolutely terrible at getting projects completed on schedule and on time. I inevitably wait until the last possible second to start something, and usually wind up with an inferior product because of … Continue reading

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Sawdust is Therapeutic

Over the past few months I’ve been doing a whole lot of work around my new house. Painting, putting up trim, installing towel racks. You know, those things you do after you buy a house to make it your own. … Continue reading

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Late Summer- The Need to Write Again

Well. Three months without an update isn’t too bad, is it? Wait. Yes it is. It’s been a really busy summer here in Delaware. I’ve been all over the country and all over the world, as a matter of fact. … Continue reading

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Brewing Lessons – Liquid Stupid

Today’s lesson is a variation on a recipe I originally found on the Brewboard about a year and a half ago.  I had originally wanted to brew it in January of 2010, using a simple witbier as the starter for … Continue reading

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Brewing Lessons – Concord Pyment

I have had several requests for a particular recipe to be posted here.  For some reason, a batch that I made last year which I had thought was hopeless has become incredibly popular.  It had started with the idea of … Continue reading

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