Archive for the ‘Recreation’ Category

September 8, 2013 9

[Nearly] Finished Go Board

By in Recreation

The challenge: to create a Go board that has the look and feel of a traditional board that may be built with readily available materials.

First, I scouted the Internet for ideas and armed myself with the board’s dimensions.

My design called for two pieces of of 3/4″ MDF. I chose MDF over HDF as the material most closely matches the specific density of Kaya. I confess this may not make much difference given the veneer overlay.

I cut, glued, sanded, and clamped the MDF together with high-grade wood glue. I rounded out the base of the project with a sheet of quality veneer.

The most challenging part of this project was figuring out how to route the grooves. By this I mean that with a project like this you only get one shot to get it right. You can see from the photos that my Dremel mounted to a routing attachment proved successful.









I have plans to craft a mini-goban; something that you may play comfortably on a table but have a sound nearly identical to the traditional piece. This, perhaps, even to the point of using glue used in the manufacturer of pianos and violins.

February 15, 2012 0

Ebb Tide Images

By in Boating
December 29, 2010 2

NYC: The Sequel

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I thought this trip would be less work. I was wrong. Here’s a few snapshots that I was able to get in yesterday…

December 14, 2010 0

A Tribute To NASA

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Occasionally I will watch “Two For Two,” NASA’s documentary about the Mars space rovers. It’s exciting to watch the ground control team’s range of emotions from the rovers’ liftoff to landing. The entire process and the work that went behind the Mars rovers are nothing short of a stunning achievement.

I’d like to say, “way to go” to the men and women at NASA.

November 18, 2010 0

NYC: More Downtown & 6th Avenue

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The height of the modern NYC financial district:

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November 6, 2010 0


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The amateur photographer in me begins to re-awaken. I found myself automatically moving through the stages of creating an image–like second nature. What I would’nt give for a few select lenses, a tripod and some sunrises/sunsets…

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November 3, 2010 0


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Here are a few more images. I hope to post an update soon…

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October 31, 2010 2


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October 23, 2010 0

Pumpkin Carving!

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October 19, 2010 2

Images From The Zip Lines

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Here are a few images from our zip line at “Tree to Tree” the other weekend. I hope to add more detail soon…

[caption id="attachment_144" align="aligncenter" width="800" caption="The whole group poses at the threshold of adventure!"]The whole group at the starting point[/caption] [caption id="attachment_145" align="aligncenter" width="800" caption="Cindy shows her spirit as she zips the cable line at full speed"]Wee![/caption] [caption id="attachment_146" align="aligncenter" width="800" caption="John and I pass the time as we prep for the next obstical"]John and I passing time[/caption] [caption id="attachment_147" align="aligncenter" width="800" caption="John zips down the last line of the \"Blue Run\""][/caption] [caption id="attachment_148" align="aligncenter" width="800" caption="Johny and I play zip lines after our run. Zzzzzzzzzz!"]Zzzzzzz![/caption]