Back on the lathe with a Tree Revenge project. I mentioned before that a tree fell on the house of a friend of mine, and they saved me a slice of the tree. I have taken that small round of wood and I intend to make a variety of souvenirs from the corpse of the […]
Dude, bro, guy, gender neutral?
There’s no doubt that objectively, guy is a gendered term. So is bro, and dude. Just go up to a straight guy and ask him how many dudes he’s slept with. A lot of my friends aren’t bothered by these terms, but it bothers me to be referred to that way. Communication requires two people. […]
Rolling Library Ladder
I made a rolling library ladder. Here’s how. First up is the stock prep. I did my best to pick out boards with minimal defects, but there were a few places with knots and other imperfections that I decided to fill with epoxy for a smoother finish. While the epoxy was curing, I set out […]
Will You Accept Me?
This post is about a free, anonymous tool that I made for checking to see if it’s safe to come out to someone. https://willyouaccept.me/ Today is Coming Out Day. While I didn’t come out on this day, I did see a post from my sister last year saying that she was a safe person to […]
Coming Out is Scary
Today is National Coming Out Day. I am queer of gender and orientation, and one thing no one told me was that coming out isn’t a one-time thing. We live in a cis-normative hetero-normative culture, and that means people are going to assume that I’m cis and straight. If I want them to think something […]
Router Bit Storage
While cleaning up the shop, I realized that all of my router bits are in these big bulky cases and containers. That’s great for keeping them from bouncing into each other and getting dull, but it’s not great from an organizational/space saving points of view. I’ve had an entry on my to-do list for a […]
Nothing groundbreaking here, just puttering around the shop putting things away and trying in vain to absterge the endless sawdust. It never ends, but the fight is worthy nonetheless. A clean shop is a safe shop.
Queer Rep in Woodworking
Sometimes people ask me why I started this blog. Sometimes it’s genuine curiosity, with no preconceived ideas or motivation behind asking. Sometimes it comes with the connotation of “there are plenty of other LGBTQ+ makers out there already.” Sometimes it comes with frustration or contempt: “Why do you have to shove it in my face? […]