I just got this excellent staple gun at a yard sale for 50 cents. Made in Chicago, patents are from 19030s and 40s, haven’t researched it yet. Love the cast grip and cylindrical spring tube up front.
I have roughly one zillion screwdrivers at my disposal. I've got a few sets of general purpose screwdrivers, many small jewelers and electronics screwdrivers, and even some nice ones attached to Swiss Army knives and Leatherman multi-tools. But the one I use most for servicing small electronics when I've wandered away from my workshop is my Technician's Pocket Screwdriver (
I’m also making this nog from Jeffery Morgenthaler:
Our tequila-sherry egg nog at Clyde Common has been so overwhelmingly popular that I figured I’d share the recipe here. It’s based on my original egg nog recipe from years back, just slightly modified to incorporate the lower-alcohol sherry into the mix.
12 large eggs
18 oz (by volume) granulated sugar (~2 1/4 cups)
3 tsp freshly-grated nutmeg
12 oz anejo tequila (533 ml. or a little under 3/4 of a bottle)
15 oz Amontillado sherry (443 ml. or a bit over 1/2 a bottle)
36 oz whole milk (about 2 1/4 pints)
24 oz heavy cream (1 1/2 pints)
In a blender or stand mixer on low speed, beat eggs until smooth. Slowly add nutmeg, and sugar until incorporated and dissolved. Slowly add sherry, tequila, milk and cream. Refrigerate overnight and serve in small chilled cups. Dust with fresh nutmeg before serving.
Makes one gallon.
Here is a cross-post from MAKE:
My holiday picks this year run a wide range of things I love to geek out on — from maker fashion to music makers, from machine shop memberships to steam engines, from beverage kits to time keepers. I hope this guide will help you find that perfect something for someone on your list. Or, maybe a little something for yourself!
This super quick hexapod uses Dynamixl servos and the Arduino-compatible ArbotiX micro controller to deliver open source arachnid robotic fun. Sure, this isn’t the cheapest thing on the list, but think of the wow factor!
PhantomX AX-18F Hexapod Comprehensive Kit, $2,250
I carried a Spyderco Dragonfly with me for over a decade, using it nearly every day, until I recently misplaced it. This slightly larger model, the Delica, with its quick-deploying combination blade looks like it would make a perfect replacement.
Spyderco Delica 4, $95 (street $50)
Original was here: http://moustair.tumblr.com/post/12590157073 I needed more!
I’ll be sharing the alchemy of my Florence Siphon Coffee Brewer tonight on Make: Live. Thanks to Becky and Matt for having me on the show.
Becky Stern says:
Make: Live airs tonight! Don’t miss our brewing episode where guests Diane Gilleland and John Park show us how to roast and brew coffee, DIY style. Douglas Amport and John LaPolla from City Brewshop stop by to teach us how to make beer and take your questions. We’ll also have special deals and giveaways for you makers in the live audience:• Digi-Key tool giveaway: Weller soldering station + component grab bag
• We’ll announce a special code to get a fantastic deal on Bay Area Maker Faire tickets
• Maker Shed discount code
Make: Live 08 – Brewing Beer and Coffee
Wednesday May 11th, 9pm ET/6pm PT