Woodworking & Other Projects

The Bee is the Thing

19 April, 2014 Ken Woodworking & Other Projects

This is the second time I’ve dreamt of bees this week. The two queens (5-frame nucs to be precise) we ordered are about a month out, and the clock is ticking on getting hives ready, one reclaimed from the abandoned boxes, and one new from a retired carpenter who is taking up bees himself. Okay, […]

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Yes, I’m Adjusting and I’m Trainable

15 June, 2013 Ken Everyday LifeFamily & PersonalWoodworking & Other Projects

I wrote about my one last visit to Christina at college a Saturday in April, but didn’t mention I especially liked picking up one of harmonicas lying around to collaborate in a random jam session with Christina and a friend. If I ever learn violin, Merry will demand a banjo and we’ll have plenty of […]

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Keyboard Desk

16 June, 2012 Ken Woodworking & Other Projects

Mike asked me to make a keyboard desk for him.  Apparently he just wanted something utilitarian that wouldn’t fall apart.  Apparently he didn’t know who he was asking to make it.  I also figured I suck at birthdays and such, and wanted to do something nice for him. I built it with an adjustable angle […]

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Too Many Commitments?

16 June, 2012 Ken Everyday LifeFamily & PersonalParkviewWoodworking & Other Projects

Now might not have been the best time to start a block club.  I already accepted the position of Tyler at the Lodge, and although it does not involve duties beyond being a doorman at meetings, it further ensures I must be there at nearly all functions.  AND I now belong to the Order of […]

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The Beginning of the Year

9 January, 2012 Ken Family & PersonalWoodworking & Other Projects

I’ve closed my archives for 2011 after reorganizing some of the old photo albums, and am just waiting for some paperwork to complete my business books for the year.  The Little Christmas party was one of the best ever according to many, and did not pass without some home-made gifts, such as crocheted scarves, slippers, […]

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Halloween toward Thanksgiving

6 November, 2011 Ken Everyday LifeFamily & PersonalWoodworking & Other Projects

I almost went to a Samhain celebration, but couldn’t get Mer to come with me.  Maybe next year.  However, we did have the trick-or-treat get-together at our place again this year (Merry didn’t have to work late), and the context results were different this year.  Sure, Di won AGAIN, but this time instead of a […]

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Summer Update

14 July, 2011 Ken Business & WorkEveryday LifeFamily & PersonalParkviewWoodworking & Other Projects

We had very little Spring, fast-forwarding into Summer, with humidity high enough to not breathe well and hide in my (air conditioned) office or the basement for most of the day.  I finally finished the deck staining.  This time we let it dry for many days, but that is why it didn’t get done sooner.  […]

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Parkview Private Library, Phase I

14 July, 2011 Ken ParkviewWoodworking & Other Projects

Ever since we decided to buy the house, we also decided that the living room would become our library.  And so it was — the old entertainment center and the three upright bookshelf towers from our former bedroom did the job … sort of.  We just needed more space, even after putting up long shelves near the […]

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Where Did the Summer Go?

4 September, 2010 Ken Business & WorkEveryday LifeFamily & PersonalParkviewWoodworking & Other Projects

Lately, when people ask me what I’ve been up to, I’m a bit puzzled myself how to respond.  My wife says I should say “fine” and leave it at that, but it always causes me to think back and answer the question, at least in my own mind. I’ve been somewhat busy, and I know […]

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My First Lightsaber

23 July, 2005 Ken Martial ArtsWoodworking & Other Projects

Today I constructed my first lightsaber. I am currently helping instruct at the local Jedi Academy (www.TheNorthRidge.com). At first I was brought in to assist with choreography, and using Tai Chi to make their movements more natural and graceful. Anyway, no one seems to have a decent practice saber and there are too few of […]

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