Lunchbag Fail

So much of this project worked well, but in the end it’s not something I’d ever use. The wax finish leaves a bit of residue every time you handle the bag. I think the problem is in the oilcloth recipe. Maybe I'll make a version 2.0...


Metal that’s like taffy, but not for eating

As I’ve gotten older my mind nags me to get a table saw, and that leads to more anxiety about spending thousands of dollars on woodworking machinery. When I really level with myself, I don't want to spend that much money on the loud machinery part of woodworking. On the other hand, I'm much more attracted to the idea of blacksmithing, the way the material responds to heat, the clay-like chewiness. It's been a long time coming, but I've made my first tool on the road to blacksmithing--a forge.


Folktopia Lives!

My daughter has usurped my YouTube channel,  so I've decided to publish my creative projects under a new name, Folktopia. I'll focus on chill backyard builds, mods, fixes, and maker eye-candy, from a learner's perspective. 

Take a look at the channel trailer. If you're interested in similar things, join me!

Folktopia celebrates curiosity, the beauty of materials, and artful fixing.
— DM