Sunday, July 23, 2017


A big thanks to The Broadway Cyclery in Bedford, OH, for selling me one of their SideCar floor models for my Xtracycle. I've been able to carry all kinds of dumb loads on my bike this summer.

The sidecar takes a bit of getting used to -- especially while turning -- but so far I've managed not to smash it into the curb, which is my #1 goal.

Good times.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

KAP time!

Finally made a Picavet camera rig for my rok. It generally pointed the camera in the right direction, so I mark it a success.
Here we are up on a glade at Lake of the Ozarks State Park:

Wind was squirrely. Had to run through a rock field to get some height. Probably not the best idea, in hindsight. Here I am not killing myself:

And then it started to rain a li'l bit...

But, not bad for a first go.
Here's what the Picavet cross looks like. It more or less keeps the camera level and pointed in one direction. I'm using my friend's Hero2:

Got some fishing tackle to clip it to the line. This is a continuous line of spectra on the cross to limit friction. I have it cinched with rubber bands (pink) under the swivels to limit side-to-side tilt.

Just plywood and eyelets -- and a bolt.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Sewing awl

Working on a simple li'l sewing awl design for fun. First one turned out pretty well.

Next to my trusty C.A. Myers.