accidental engineering

The Deckoning (2021)

the deck that came with my house was an undeniable safety hazard; rotting boards and rusty nails abound. my roommate and I decided that, for the good of the people, it needed to be replaced, and quickly! wasting no time, we got to work destroying it, and in short order, it was no more.

repair a broken macbook hinge in 7 easy steps

did your friend somehow manage to shatter your macbook screen from the outside by smashing the apple logo with the pointy bit of a Vive controller? did you cheap out and buy a Chinese knockoff replacement screen? is the hinge of said lcd panel now loose and wobbly? usually, when something breaks, I would just buy a new one, without even trying to fix it. but as I am a reasonably unsuccessful software developer, and can not afford a new laptop right now, today's Tuesday Tipday will help you solve this issue in seven easy steps!

the worst thing I have ever made

I love Boulder for many reasons. one of them is the roulette wheel that is spring weather. the winds are a changin', then next thing you know the t-shirt you were wearing seems silly for the 30 degree snowstorm you find yourself in.

quick-strike tactical deck

a friend's rental property had a death-trap of a deck, uneven decking, dangling railings, rotted joists. the stringer was even peeling off of the house! with the move-in date of the next tenants imminent, and dubious of the home owner association's ability to perform timely repairs, we decided immediate action was necessary.

Wen drywall sander to Fein dust extractor 3D printed adaptor

I don't think I have ever encountered two vacuum hoses or attachments that fit together, that didn't come in the same box. When I bought my current dust extractor, a Fein Turbo-II, I also purchased this soft plastic hose adaptor. It, combined with some shameful use of Gorilla tape, has allowed me to limp along for these past 6 years. Who knows how many water-inches of suction I have lost along the way!