I made a new font called Cami Rae

I’ve been in a font-making mood lately. This style is really popular, but I hadn’t seen it with lowercase letters. I’m selling it for just $3.99 on Etsy and that includes the Regular and Bold faces.

Creating ebooks with a Mac

I have some out-of-print books that I wanted to read on my Kindle. In some cases, either a Kindle version isn’t available for sale, or the Kindle version is so full of mistakes that I can’t stand to read it. Sometimes a book is available in PDF, but PDFs aren’t very fun to read. I … [Read more…]

Measurements and reckoning of the Nephites

I was reading in Alma 11, and thought it would be nice to have a visual representation of the Nephite system of reckoning and measures. A Google search didn’t turn up what I wanted so I made my own table and a graphic to match: Gold Silver Measures Limnah Onti 7 Shum Ezrom 4 Seon … [Read more…]

Truing a bicycle wheel – video

I found this video in my search for learning how to true my wheels and make them stronger. It’s very well done. The stand is constructed after Roger Musson’s plans in his excellent book, The Professional Guide to Wheel Building.   Amazon carries the Spokey Pro spoke wrench he talks about. They come in 2 … [Read more…]

The paring knife I still love after 27 years

Back in 1989, I spent a few months as a timid, unsuccessful Cutco knife salesman. After 27 years my Cutco knives are still awesome and get almost daily use. When it comes to serrated knives, nothing beats Cutco. And yet, this post isn’t about Cutco. When I was trained to sell knives, I was told … [Read more…]

Zebra face fondant cake

In keeping with our fondant cake-making birthday tradition, this year we decided on a zebra cake for our safari theme. We wanted more than an abstract zebra pattern, but didn’t want to do a full zebra body. I had the idea of doing just the head in a fun cartoon style. After several sketches, this … [Read more…]

Come, Come, Ye Saints for harmonica

Come, Come, Ye Saints is one of my favorite hymns and I wanted to play it on harmonica. I’m terrible at the harmonica, but that isn’t stopping me from wanting to play it. Getting the tabs to line up with words isn’t easy. It may shift. I hope not, but it might. 4          4        -4      … [Read more…]

Making a pink dolphin fondant cake

Our friends have a daughter who wanted a dolphin cake for her birthday, and this is the result. We didn’t take photos of the entire project, but in a previous post about making a Perry the Platypus cake, I go into more detail about the process, including the mixing of the fondant. Our friends’ daughter … [Read more…]