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The three fountain pens I use the most, from top to bottom: Pilot Custom 823, Pilot Custom 742, Conklin All-American

Be Like God: Make Good Things

A recent project of mine: making a wooden knife for my martial arts classes.

In the worst cases of bullying, time is misdirection.

Image from
The fight scene in Ender’s Game

Today I accessorize to excess.

My Swiss Army Compact with its four new companions

Choose Your Friends Wisely

A hat and sunglasses while inside? Gotta be a fifth sign. Credit: Michelle Lake via

A workmanlike pen with just enough flair to be interesting

The Filling Mechanism

Only Houdini Is Cut Out To Be Houdini

The author, in 2019

The opposite of 3D printing, subtracting material is an exacting science, but it’s possible to do well on a budget.

Finished products: a wristwatch I made using a skeletonized dial I designed and fabricated using my CNC machine.

We can do the impossible without the need for harmful myths.

Dumbo and his magic feather, from this great piece about dealing with anxiety.

A normal watch is a temporal stick-shift.

Possibly the best all-around dive watch in the world: the all-titanium Tudor Pelagos, image from TudorWatches. For the price of it, you could buy almost 4 much more practical dive computers, or a used Honda Civic.

Mister Lichtenstein

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