Projects

Growler Sweater

Growler Sweater

The latest project… Yep… A Growler sweater. Sporting an I -cord and a button so not to show too much cleavage.     And a patch so you know who you’re drinking… The button, is a hand made, wood inspiration by the multifaceted and talented artist Jarod Napierkowski of Grand Rapids, MI…. guess that means I need to do a… Read more →

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Ground Foundation - Footing #1 - Northern Michigan

Ground Foundation – Footing #1 – Northern Michigan

I would like to introduce to you a few firsts… 1 – The first official Ground Foundation Footing! Located in northern Michigan, it’s just a short walk from the Grand Traverse Bay and on the bank of Kids Creek. A footing is support point for any foundation, and as such, this location will be the first of many physical supports… Read more →

What to do with those pesky 45s?

What to do with those pesky 45s?

I spent last night troubleshooting one of the coolest freaking technogeek toys ever invented… A 45 (single records) turntable jukebox! The thing was amazing! With enough gears, plungers, relays, motors, micro-switches, solenoids, and tubes to dazzle even the most finicky of tech fanatics, 5 hours of tech support flew by in a blur. We took that that old beauty from… Read more →

Hammock time

Hammock time

After a few months of looking, thinking, and trying to decide how to set up the hammock without two trees, I finally decided on a method…. One tree! With the help of a freshly harvested piece of bamboo, a few two-half hitches, a couple of bowlines, a harness built with three alpine butterflies, and three 10 inch anchors (thanks the… Read more →

The Great Hoodie Experiment

The Great Hoodie Experiment

Well, after 6 months of persistence, it is finally finished… For the most part anyway… The hand-knit wool hoodie! The back story: For years I have worn a zipped wool sweater… I love it still… Wool (along with silk) is maybe the finest natural gift ever given us to be worn! It wicks, it warms, it can even cool in… Read more →