AEther Salon: Inventors! (Edited transcript)

| January 25, 2015

Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Gräfin, are you ready?Wulfriðe Blitzen nods

Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Welcome, everyone, to January’s Æther Salon. Please remove any lag-enhancing devices you might be wearing; ensure you are inside the maze pattern to be able to hear our excellent speaker; consider joining the group using the convenient signs around the walls.

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AEther Salon: Inventors! (Unedited transcript)

| January 25, 2015

2015-01-18 [13:57:52] Vernden Jervil: Afternoon all2015-01-18 [13:58:03] Lady Sumoku waves2015-01-18 [13:58:19] Wulfriðe Blitzen  (ancasta): Heh, a languid pose for the sofa.2015-01-18 [13:58:27] Lady Sumoku laughs.2015-01-18 [13:58:55] Lady Sumoku: This isn’t that salon!2015-01-18 [13:59:02] Mr. Snow (tehckisnow): Oh!2015-01-18 [13:59:06] Mr. Snow (tehckisnow): uhhh, I gotta go.2015-01-18 [13:59

3D Printed Wimshurst Machine

| January 13, 2015

In the winter time, whenever I pulled a large flat part of off the print bed of my RepRap Prusa Mendel, I would notice a great deal of static electricity. One day the thought occurred to me that I could 3D print a Wimshurst Influence Machine like the one I designed and built for an […]

DIY Table Saw Dust Collector

| December 31, 2014

I am very careful with saw dust in my workshop ever since discovering that I was allergic to it several years ago. However, I’ve gotten tired of dragging my large shop vac from machine to machine in my workshop for dust collecting when cutting wood. I realized that I was able to acquire a steady […]

Trolls! AEther Salon (Edited Transcript)

| December 30, 2014

Bookworm Hienrichs: Well, I believe we’ll get started!

Welcome to this month’s Aether Salon! Today, the Boiler Elf makes another appearance to regale us with more of the… darker side of Christmas.  Before we get started, a few housekeeping items:

1) To ensure you can hear the speaker, stand or sit on the patterned carpet.

2) If you do not have a wearable chair and wish one, please contact

Trolls! AEther Salon (Unedited Transcript)

| December 30, 2014

[14:04] Bookworm Hienrichs: We’ll start in a minute or two…

[14:05] Blossomlove (lddfan9): are we learning about krampus? :D

[14:06] Avariel Falcon: I missed Mr Krampus this year

[14:06] Avariel Falcon shakes head

[14:06] Garnet Psaltery: :D

[14:06] Mosseveno Tenk: we all did

[14:06] Avariel Falcon: He really knows how to dance!

[14:06] Avariel Falcon nods

[14:07] Bookworm Hienrichs:

A Bowl My Dad Made from Spalted Maple

| December 25, 2014

A bowl my Dad made from a limb of the tree that held my childhood treehouse.

Warehouse 13 1/8

| December 23, 2014

It all started with a bad snowstorm when the two metal sheds in our backyard collapsed under the snow load. I contacted our insurance agent and we were indeed covered. However there was an issue with getting quotes for the sheds’ replacement. We bought these two metal sheds from Home Depot, they were about three or […]

Microphone Stand Camera Adapter

| December 20, 2014

This is a superquick 3-D printing project. I found in the past that when I film videos in the workshop I am very often tripping over the tripod and the camera never seems to be in a convenient position to get the shot. I realized that I had a microphone stand that was very much like […]

Organizing All Of The Things

| December 17, 2014

I have limited space in my shop and am constantly trying to condense the volume of space that my materials and supplies take up while still allowing me to find what I am looking for without digging through bin after bin. One of the best solutions I’ve found to this problem are large, shallow drawers. […]

Converting Welch Allyn Otoscope & Opthalmoscope to “C” Batteries

| December 15, 2014

Like many small New England towns we don’t have curbside pickup for our trash, instead we bundle everything up and take it to the town dump on Saturdays. This would seem like an inconvenience but, also like many small New England towns, our town dump includes a “Swap Shop.” The Swap Shop is simply a […]

Who Ya Gonna Call? 2014 Hallowe’en Decorations

| December 8, 2014

This year our theme for Hallowe’en was Ghostbusters! The inspiration was my wife’s as she looked at the 1973 VW Type III Squareback that is sittng in our driweaway. Her name (the car, not my wife) is Adelaide and I am fixing her up for a friend. She will be for sale in the spring […]