Since 1999, I’ve been riding a GT STS. It was second-hand when I got it and definitely the best bike of 1996 – carbon thermoplastic… Read More »First new bike in twenty years – a Zerode Taniwha Trail
We went and rode the Bridge to Nowhere track. It was proper nowhere.
I wanted to make a wedding present for a couple of friends who live out in the Marlborough Sounds, like way out the back, beyond… Read More »Routing an elevation map of the Sounds – Pipi & Ant’s wedding present
[Originally a post on Facebook, but I don’t want it buried there.] Laurie Penny’s article “The Great Stink” reminded me how angry I am. It… Read More »“He might have wanted to stop, but he didn’t have to, so he wasn’t going to.”
I’ve been making a heap of signs with the router. Turns out my favourite technique is to mask off, cut the signage through the mask,… Read More »Router-made signs for KnowYourStuffNZ, Kakariki and Sanctuary
With KnowYourStuffNZ, I’m right in the middle of the summer season of pill testing at festivals. We’ve been getting lots of press about the results,… Read More »SciBlogs articles digging into the how and why of pill testing
Made from the shipping crate and bits I had lying around, the first enclosure for the router did a good job of keeping down the… Read More »Enclosure for a Vertigotech M2 CNC router – attempt 2
This is what acroyoga looks like for the base. Camera was balanced on my suprasternal notch. The sequence is our hard sequence which, over the… Read More »Duo Unco presents – Jez & Wendy’s hard acroyoga routine, as viewed from my neck
Routers need bits, not just cutting bits, but clamps, collets, spanners, t-bolts, feeler gauges, laptop, and other random crap. So I made some drawers for… Read More »Overdoing it – drawers for the router bench
Routers are painfully noisy and throw dust everywhere. If I wanted that, I’d go to Burning Man (again). So: Step 1 – Dust Shoe Vertigo… Read More »Vertigotech router – Controlling noise and dust
The Old Government Buildings in Wellington is one of the largest wooden buildings in the world. I’ve walked past it on a regular basis for… Read More »How easy is it to copy a physical object? Very easy (in this special case).