Category Archives: Stuff I made

EDC: Building a better tape wallet

This is a story about wallets and ambition, and this is my wallet: You can probably tell that it’s seen some service. It’s made from a bike map of Edmonton and packing tape. When the carefully flattened, creaseless base layer … Continue reading

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EDC: I get lost on the Indian Ocean Seafloor a lot.

But not anymore! I’m in the process of integrating this into my EDC, but I do forget it an awful lot. It’s a companion to the travel pen from earlier. It’s an old, damaged notepad faced with cardboard from a … Continue reading

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Top Secret

I had an uncle who worked for the Canadian Department of Defense back in the 1970s. I inherited two things from him: my name and this suitcase. what’s in the box? find out below the cut!

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Accesorize!

I’ve been dabbling in leatherworking, and some of the results shoddy, some are solid but totally unremarkable, and some are almost worth talking about. Here’s a thing from the final category. Last year, I sat down, watched the Lord of … Continue reading

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EDC: When you ask “what time is it?”, what does “it” refer to?

Syntactic pleonasms aside, check out my watch.I got a Casio Water Resist for free because a damaged one was returned to MEC while I was working there as a bike mechanic. The vinyl strap was torn, but the piece seemed … Continue reading

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EDC: More Aluminum Tent Pole Madness

I had an eco-friendly recycled-paper pen that got wet. Now I have a travel pen. First part of my every day carry series.

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Sometimes I Worry About Myself

I have a big trip coming up, and because I have compulsions I scarcely understand myself, it became important to have a folding toothbrush to fit in my toiletries pouch. I got a free brush from the dentist with a … Continue reading

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Another Little Project

This shelf is made from my actual childhood toboggan. The back half and one entire slat was destroyed in a crash, so I took it completely apart, cut everything nice and square again, sanded it, stained it and screwed it … Continue reading

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The Artist in Weird Helmets, Part Two

Part one, of course, is the viking helmet.

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Vikings Didn’t Have Horned Helmets, So There

I’m widening the scope of Blindfish Industries, which hopefully will bring about more updates, more regularly. Today we have a viking costume that I made in 2007, mostly out of recycled materials. I sold it at a fundraiser, which I … Continue reading

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