Author: Mike Garrity

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British Motor Museum

The other day we stopped at the British Motor Museum. It’s an interesting place. It’s sort of like your grandparents attic, if your grandparents were a British car company. Piles of oddball cars, old...

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La Baleine

Here’s the car we’ve been driving in the UK. No, not the Jaguar. The one behind her. We call it the “French Whale”. The same thing happens every time we come to the UK....

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Eydon Ramble

Chris & I are in the UK for a while. It is our first time out of the US since before the pandemic started. The flight over was much easier than we expected, once...

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Breakfast Companion

In the summertime, we usually have breakfast on the porch. Recently, this little fellow has been showing up at the same time to join us. He sits on a branch just outside the windows...

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Wisteria

Our wisteria is having quite a year: Here’s a closeup: We’ve also got a lot of bird action going. There are a pair of robins in the juniper who are very busy: And a...

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Coffee Table

I just finished making this coffee table. The top is a slab of soapstone. It was the top of a lab bench in a high school I helped gut many years ago. I’ve been...

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Projects

We’ve been busy with a bunch of projects around the house. I’ve been refinishing the wood floors. That’s been a bit tricky with everyone WFH. Lots of temporary partitions and ventilation fans. Still a...

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Another Interesting Polyhedron

I really liked George Hart’s recent video on one of Abraham Sharp’s quirky polyhedra. That inspired me to make one in OnShape. That’s handy because you can then use the cool measuring tool to...

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Wheel Bearings

I’m finally back in the (very cold) workshop after a lot of running around this winter. One big item on this winter’s todo list was replacing the front wheel bearings on the Westfield. It’s...

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Thanksgiving

It looks like that time of year: 2020 hasn’t felt like a normal year, but the turkeys don’t seem to have noticed. We hope that you have a good (and safe) Thanksgiving.