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Ticket Stub Deposit Box

My girlfriend and I love movies. For our first anniversary, I wanted to make something that celebrated our shared love of film, and incorporated the stubs I’d saved over the previous year. I decided to create a deposit box that we could display in our apartment and drop our tickets into after returning home from a movie.

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Creating the Six Inch Aggro Crag Replica

After working on the Aggro Crag Keychain for over five years, I designed and prototyped a six inch version. This process of building a working prototype kept getting shelved to make time for other projects and was stretched out over three years. Creating the Pattern...

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Guitar Rehab

I recently bought my first electric guitar from a friend for $25. It was so cheap because it needed a lot of work, but I figured it would be a fun project. These are some photos of the work I did on it. Shout out to my brother Mark for helping me re-wire it.  ...

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A Little Push

On Dec. 6th 2012 my brother Mark knew he was going to be proposing to his girlfriend Janine, he just didn't know exactly how. While they were visiting the Magic Kingdom in FL, he got the "push" that he needed. The wedding was set for August 18th and along with my...

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Wedding Picture Fail

Last weekend I was  at JP's Hot Dog stand at the Scituate Lighthouse. The food here is unbelievable and Joe Spinzola might be the nicest guy in Scituate. Joe is kind enough to let me sell some of my framed prints under his tent; however, people generally don't do...

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Printing Large Photos with Exact Dimensions

Whether it was for signs, packaging labels or large format photos, getting my images to print out of my large format printer with exact dimensions was always frustrating. While I haven't quite figured out why printing JPEGs never worked properly, I've managed to solve...

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1954 RCA Victor Television Restoration

A while back, my friend Jay and I were doing yard work for his grandmother and she happened to be getting rid of stuff in her barn. She asked us if we saw anything we liked and as I browsed around, a nice looking cabinet caught my eye. When I opened it up, I was...

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Keep Your Goals to Yourself

I just watched this TED talks video and it really resonated with me. I am definitely guilty of telling people my goals before they are met. I've also posted some of my unfinished projects to this blog. The results are definitely in-line with what I learned in the...

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Fast Curing Liquid Plastic

This is one of those projects that takes some skill and timing to get right, but once you do, the end results justify the means. Without divulging too much, this process involves using an empty beverage container, preferably aluminum, and a liquid plastic that cures...

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Refinishing Kitchen Cabinets

A friend of mine recently became a new homeowner and to save money on the kitchen, she bought mismatched cabinets. There were a few sections that were just stained wood and didn't match the majority, which were an off-white color. This work required the use of spray...

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Painting the Eclipse

A few years back, my father and I decided it would be fun to try and re-paint my p.o.s. eclipse since it was near the end of it’s life. It was worth it just for the quality time spent with my father, but it actually turned out pretty well too.

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Polyurethane Surface Refinish

A friend of mine had an old nautical chart of Cohasset Harbor mounted to a piece of wood. It used to have a lobster glued onto it, however, when the lobster broke the chart was left with chunks of epoxy all over it. Since this piece held sentimental value for my...

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A Few of My Favorite Things

Saw a lot of these on imgur.com. A few of my favorite things... Having a full tank of gas.    When the vending machine accepts your bill on the first try.   Peeling the plastic off of new electronics.   Showering after getting a haircut.   First...

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Floating Bedside Table

I recently had an idea to turn a floating corner shelf I bought at Lowes into a bedside table. I also had a dresser valet that looked like it would make a great shelf to sit underneath it and add some storage space. I really only had to make the brackets and add a few...

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Never Stop Making

I came across this TED Talks video on Youtube featuring Jake Nickell and it really struck a chord with me. From how he built a tree fort as a young kid with no carpentry skills, to the way he learned photoshop by just clicking every tool, I could certainly relate. If...

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Guts Aggro Crag Trophy Replica Keychain

DO YOU HAVE IT!?!?! That was the question posed at the start of every episode of the Nickelodeon Television program "Guts". The idea of the show was to have 3 contestants competing in several different types of events, ranging from field sports to pool sports where...

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The Rapid Emergence of the Steampunk Movement

If I used the term "retro" or "gothic" to describe something, almost everyone would understand what I meant. That isn't the case with the term "Steampunk"; however, that is beginning to change. Steampunk encompasses art, fashion, design, and even film whose aesthetics...

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