Monthly Archives: November 2015

Real Life Review – Craftsman 218331 Tablesaw – Part 1: Purchase and assembly

When you have gotten used to having a tool of a particular standard, not having an equivalent one has a way of gnawing away at you every time you find yourself at the point where you would have used the … Continue reading

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Shop Projects – Wok paddle

I recently transitioned from a flat to a round bottom wok, and in doing so I found that I didn’t have a good utensil to work with the round bottom. Flat edged utensils bridged over the contour, while of my … Continue reading

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Real Life Reviews: Barley Crusher malt mill

Many years ago I began all-grain brewing, and at the time a Corona mill was the best I could afford. It served me well for many years and several hundred pounds of malt, but the older I get the lower … Continue reading

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Book Review – Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress Sijie, Dai Anchor, 2001 Having just finished reading To the Storm I was in a mood to keep with the Cultural Revolution theme, and this was the book which came to hand. Unlike To … Continue reading

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