My 1967 Omega Constellation has a fresh look. I made a custom strap for it that is sized to my wrist and non-adjustable. I’d seen similar designs before, but didn’t way to pay for something that looked so simple to make. It turned out to be pretty easy using a few specialized tools, hardware, and a thin scrap of leather.
First, I cut the strip with a box cutter and straightedge.
Next, I used a small leather punch and mallet to make a clean hole for a screw-in button stud.
After measuring the strap on my wrist, I marked a spot for the button hole. I used a specialized tool that creates a slit and properly sized hole, when struck with a mallet.
Then, I cut a small strip of leather to fold over and hold the strap end. I punched two holes in its ends and stitched them with waxed thread. I’m really happy with the result.
Super-Awesome Sylvia Todd and I have taken a photo together each year since her first Maker Faire in 2009. Often, we’ve held a photo of the previous year, sometimes recursively.
I created this recursion video in Maya to push into each previous year’s photo. Play it in a loop and we never, ever stop!
Can we all just agree that Lionel Messi looks like a younger, fitter Al Bundy?
I got a tip from a co-worker about an estate sale to clean out of of three garages owned by a retired Lockheed electronics technician. The guy certainly had a lot of stuff. I was pretty happy to trade $15 for this haul. See the rest here.
I had the great pleasure of teaching my DIY Cocktail Bitters class again at Machine Project yesterday evening. Thanks to everyone for coming out and partaking of all the fun and dropping of knowledge. Here are some links to various resources of interest:
Just bought myself a sweet Italian road racing bike from Mister Jalopy!