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Nosferatu wrote:

can you measure alcohol content on Mead with a simple hydrometer?

Well. It won't do me much good on this go around, but there's a way of figuring it out alcohol content by recording the original gravity and the gravity after fermentation, then doing some mathemagics.

I have zero experience with alcohol, but reading American Gods has given me due cause to stay away from mead

I made a vertical herb garden in a pallet based on the instructions here. It turned out pretty well, though I can't seem to find a picture of it in a vertical state -- here's a pic from the horizontal state while the roots were taking hold.

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EDIT: Thanks, fixed link here too

I've been slacking, but i'm back on the horse this week:

This post will be, as they said in olden days, image intensive.

Christmas card set I designed based on awesome Christmas-related creatures from Europe and Iceland:
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And a bunch of new prints as well. The first one is inspired by my time with Dark Souls and Skyrim, but mostly Dark Souls. The Tomb of The Giants left a scar on my mind.
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The quote at the bottom of this one is Carl Sagan - "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known".
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My hands and brain are tired from drawing. I'm going to take the weekend off and then get back to animating my guts out.

bombsfall, every time you post in here you blow my mind. I really love that Carl Sagan one (and I see it's for sale in your shop. Soooo tempting.) I'd love to know your process for creating these.

Thanks so much! They are all available at my shop. Not that I'm plugging my shop or anything.

My process for these: I use a Wacom tablet to rough out the designs in Flash. I like Flash because of the brush and the fact that it's all vector based. I've always disliked Illustrator. Plus I did so much Flash animation in my early career that I'm quicker with drawing in that program than any other. I export a very high resolution png from there, and then take it into Photoshop, where I finalized the coloring, do some texturing and shading and add other little details, do some post-processing, etc. I have a bunch of brushes I've made/collected over the years, including several scatter brushes which tend to be what I use to shade things. I like it. So, in short, all of it is roughed in Flash and finished in Photoshop.

I'm really overtired so that was several sentences longer than it needed to be.

Interesting. I never thought of using Flash as a drawing program. I've used illustrator so long I guess it's just my automatic go to. Definitely need to build up my Flash chops though. I just got passed over for a job because my Flash experience is pretty outdated (s'okay though, I'm pretty sure my best friend is going to get it.)

So I did bite the bullet on the table saw; somehow managed to stick it into my car and bring it home; only to find out that there is no way for me to cut the tapered legs without serious risks to my fingers. And since I'm not very practiced on a table saw, I was very skeptical of trying.

After a bit of a side track to built a stand for the saw (bought the model I linked to before) that matches the rest of my workbench, and bring the saw to the level of the workbench, I came up with a pretty fancy pants way to cut my table legs. So, without further ado, I present the end product:

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Now it needs to be finished and painted. Some of the joints are not as perfect as I would want them, so they need a bit of additional work, along with the endings of the top shelf. Those curves need shaping. Then onto doweling and gluing. Then sanding and patching with the putty... lots of patching with the putty. This sure turned into a serious project from trying to use up some leftover lumber.

Bombsfall, those are incredible. Love the style.

MoonDragon wrote:

only to find out that there is no way for me to cut the tapered legs without serious risks to my fingers.

These are f*cking brilliant. I splurged for the "Supreme" package and love it. Watch the videos on the system to see just how magical it is.

But the table looks great!

Bombsfall... thanks for posting. Feel free to plug your shop anytime, that way I don't have to go looking for it.

Nice bookshelf moondragon.

Here is a picture of my workshop I am building. I have the pad poured and now I am starting to building the walls. I dug the hole myself, back filled with gravel, built the forms, installed the rebar., ran the drain system, dug a hold for sub basin.

The only thing I did not do was the actual concrete pour.

The concrete was a single pout slab on grad. 9 1/2 yard of concrete...

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LiquidMantis wrote:

These are f*cking brilliant. I splurged for the "Supreme" package and love it. Watch the videos on the system to see just how magical it is.

Brilliant! Ordered!

I've a hexagonal base to cut next week (base for three expressive portraits I'm working on) so these will come in extra handy!

Moggy wrote:

I've a hexagonal base to cut next week (base for three expressive portraits I'm working on) so these will come in extra handy!

Don't hate me, but if you have complex miters to make, the Incra miter gauges are, uh, brilliant. I have the 1000 SE and the Miter Express crosscut sled. Of course my table saw picture above shows the Incra fence system, so I'm in danger of looking like a shill.

I recently made this guy for KatrinLHC. Well, I sculpted his hair and made the clothes and staff, etc.

Oh, would that I could embed vimeo here.

http://vimeo.com/33100246

The latest projects have been hats. (Or perhaps hattes.)

Some baby hats, since the first one was so popular:
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Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna's Choice
Needle: #7
Pattern: Ribbed Baby Hat

A hat to go with one of the scarves I made earlier this fall:
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Yarn: Lion Brand Babysoft Circus Print
Needle: #6
Pattern: Swirl Hat. I modified the hat to make a size in between the child and adult sizes in the pattern.

A fancy cable/rib hat for my dad:
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Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna's Choice
Needle: #7
Pattern: Knotty But Nice

Next on the needles is cases for this year's electronic gifts.

Katy, those look really great! My wife is a knitter and is looking to make something for a friend's baby -- I'll have to point these out. Do you have more on a Ravelry profile?

I've been posting most of my recent projects here, but she can find me on Ravelry also.

latest ipad sketch - work still in progress...
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and dunno if it's of interest but here's a few of the 'in progress' steps in oversized gif format
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woops, Better add a credit to the stock photo source here as well:
http://fav.me/d4i80iz

Everyone in here is posting awesome stuff, but I just want to give a special shout out to bombsfall. Your art just fills me with joy. Thanks for sharing.

Katy wrote:

Next on the needles is cases for this year's electronic gifts.

DS Case for my daughter:
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Yarn: Vanna's Choice, Vanna's Glamour
Needles: #7
Pattern: CrayonDisaster DS Case

Kindle Case for my son:
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Yarn: Vanna's Choice
Needles: #7
Pattern: Montera Kindle cover
This needs a button to finish it off. However, the latest addition to his wish list was "a time machine or TARDIS", so I may need to make him a TARDIS-shaped kindle cover instead. I still have a week...

Prederick wrote:

I like hearing the role play for the dialogue.
Compared to the first bit of the last one, the S/Z word transitions are sounding really good.
I wish I didn't feel like such a dick saying that, but I think that you'd hear it from agents and auditions; which is, if I understand correctly, where you're going with this.
I still say, you're blessed with the pipe.

*resisting urge to request an Opitmus Prime monologue*.

Ghostship wrote:

Compared to the first bit of the last one, the S/Z word transitions are sounding really good.
I wish I didn't feel like such a dick saying that, but I think that you'd hear it from agents and auditions; which is, if I understand correctly, where you're going with this.
I still say, you're blessed with the pipe.

*resisting urge to request an Opitmus Prime monologue*.

Oh my god, I expect to hear so very much worse. I'm an amateur, clearly an amateur, who is trying to get better.

That said, as I said before, if anyone has a request and can point me towards some scripts, feel free, i'm happy to give anything a shot. The only reason i'm not doing more recent works is because I know everything on Project Gutenberg is in the Public Domain.

Katy wrote:

Kindle Case for my son:
[snippity]
However, the latest addition to his wish list was "a time machine or TARDIS", so I may need to make him a TARDIS-shaped kindle cover instead. I still have a week...

Ta-dah!
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Yarn: Random blue and white yarn
Needles: #7 (#6 would have been better -- this is roomy enough to fit a small hardcover inside.)
Pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...

Katy wrote:
Katy wrote:

Kindle Case for my son:
[snippity]
However, the latest addition to his wish list was "a time machine or TARDIS", so I may need to make him a TARDIS-shaped kindle cover instead. I still have a week...

Ta-dah!
Yarn: Random blue and white yarn
Needles: #7 (#6 would have been better -- this is roomy enough to fit a small hardcover inside.)
Pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...

That Tardis cover is outstanding! Very cool

I'm sad that no one produces cool knit book covers like that. Just a nice sleeve to keep books in while toting them all about.

After my last soft toy creations, Pawz requested I make something for his new babe and here it is.
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And a teddy bear for a friends son.
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And some very special ducks! My friend is getting married next year to a dude with the surname Daffy and I couldn't resist!
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Next on the list is a lamb and a kick ass dragon!

Those plushies are absolutely awesome.

And the last Xmas present -- a scarf for my mom. I had to finish knitting it last night by flashlight, since someone hit a power pole or a branch fell on a power line, and our neighborhood was without power for about eight hours.

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Pattern: Crazy Quilt Scarf
Needles: #6, #7
Yarn: Cascade Superwash