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Archive for March, 2010

Talking Treehouses on Irish Radio

Tom Dunne of newstalk 106-108 FN in Ireland called me at 4:30 in the morning one friday to talk about treehouses. You can listen to the recording: Go to http://media.newstalk.ie/listenback/, then Tom Dunne, Archive, March 26 2010. Part 3, 48 minutes in. (Thanks Tom and Mia for finding it!).


Steel Bending Jigs

I’ve been working on creating a railing for the upstairs portion of my house. I wanted to create it out of steel and have some cool curves in it. I needed a bending jig, and after experimenting with wood I realized it wouldn’t withstand the forces I was exerting on it for the curves I wanted. So, I made one out of steel. The jig is just clamped to my table. It consists of some 3/16″ steel (I think) hand bent to the curve I wanted. The circular tube piece is to act as a strong resistance to the bend.... [read more]


Website statistics

It’s always geeky and interesting to see web stats for a site. Mine gets ~80 to ~100 visits on a normal day. The asylum.com article spiked that up to 30,000 visits in one day. From analytics.google.com for my domain:


Photography: Rolling In

Rolling In


Recumbent Unicycle

The Recumbent Unicycle. Not a pretty beast, and not easy to ride. It took me thee weeks of practice before I could ride it, and only after that could I “sort of” ride it. No free mounting or anything crazy like that. The balance point is just crazy difficult compared to a regular unicycle. Here’s a video of me riding it on 1/31/2010: I still plan to “shine it up” and build a small backrest. I originally wanted a nice large backrest, but I decided that it would hinder the ride ability of it. Here’s the building process, which went... [read more]


Article on Asylum.com

Blogger Brian Fairbanks, of asylum.com did an interview of my prior living in a treehouse. He came up with a cool article. Check it out: How to Live in a Treehouse, From a Guy Who Did It for Five Years :)


Powder Coating a KH24 Mountain Unicycle

Louise got me a powder coating gun for Christmas, and my friend Eric gave me his old stove so I could do some homebrew powder coating. I finally got it all together and did my KH24 frame. First, I used some stripper to get my frame nice and clean. Originally I used some orange “natural” stripper, but it didn’t work at all, and I ended up having to buy the caustic nasty stuff to get the job done. It took 3 or 4 coats before all the paint was off, which was essential in getting a good finish: I sprayed... [read more]



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