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Homemade Hourglass

Homemade Hourglass

I was walking around Hobby Lobby with my daughter and she found an hourglass that she simply could not live without.  The only problem was that the hourglass was very fragile and required some ‘beefing up’ in order for  So, after a short search for some supplies I managed to …

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The Birth of a Book

The Birth of a Book

Here is a beautiful video about the more traditional way of making a book produced by Glen Milner, for the Daily Telegraph. Quite a magical time in the evolution of the printed word. Shot at Smith-Settle Printers, Leeds, England. Slightly Foxed have stepped aside from the ebook stampede to publish …

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Handcrafted English Style Furniture

Handcrafted English Style Furniture

The casual observer at a Furniture store may view this style of furniture to be very simple and straightforward. However there are many individual processes and there is a lot of experience by highly skilled craftsman that is required.
The first stage is the choice of material. The most common type of wood …

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Mont Blanc vs. Steampunk Chrono Watch

Mont Blanc vs. Steampunk Chrono Watch

While I’m sure nobody will argue with me that Mont Blanc pens are typically garbage, it is really refreshing to see them produce something that isn’t completely injection molded. I’m pretty sure they used a mill to rough in the body of these skeleton body pens and then …

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The Faun from Pan’s Labyrinth

The Faun from Pan’s Labyrinth

If you’ve known me for a really long time then you know I’ve been a fan of Special Makeup Effects from an early age. There is a special place for SFX in my heart that goes far beyond any computer graphics. Mainly that it is a physical process and that …

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