Author: Mike Garrity

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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.

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Great Brook Farm

It was beautiful out today. And we had a new President-elect. So Chris & I went for a drive. We went out to Carlisle. While we were there, we stopped at Great Brook Farm....

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Julia

The other day signs like this started appearing all around our neighborhood. You might recognize those as film location signs. They’re doing a TV series about Julia Child. They’ve been filming around Cambridge for...

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PHONBIL.F

I was cleaning out the dark corner at the back of one of the shelves in the workshop when I found a box full of old papers. A lot of them were MIT green...

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Box

I had a few bits of walnut left over from the hexmirror project, so I finally got around to something that’s been on my todo list forever. I replaced the ratty cardboard box I...

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Grand Prix 0.9

I was cleaning out a closet the other day and discovered another bit of ancient Stellar/Stardent junk. I wrote a lot of the early graphics demos for the Stellar. There were ones like a...