All fasteners are organized. I need one of those things at home depot you can use to figure out the size and threading....also, worlds most adorable screwdriver safely in a bag where it won’t get lost.

Slightly less than 1/8"

Also, I saved all the hex keys I’ve gotten via ikea products over the years. Damn.

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4:40 PM - Is there such a thing as too much organization..? 

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I got distracted while cleaning and am now sorting every single screw/nut/bolt/fastener I own. Storing and labeling to follow... Pray for my sanity.

2:00? PM

Desklopnick

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Neighbor gave me his ugly wicker dining room table and when combined with some yoga blocks, tempered glass and a bar stool I finally have a halfway decent place to work on projects. This will do until I find something better suited on Craigslist.

Does anyone else have an odd love for rotary mats?
No more projects on the floor!

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And then I browsed Craigslist. Oh god.... These all look perfect. One of you posted about a new tanker desk, and I meant to read it but somehow lost the tab. Sadface

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11:00 AM

I’m in the process of a huge, multi-day clean and organize of my files, tools and workshop

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I think I’m an anti-hoarder..? Anyways... Found notes from when I first started working on non-dominant hand writing, all the way up to proficiency. Some of you may find this interesting? Also, original miata build plans. Cringe-worthy *red k&n air intake*

Let me warn you know, this is grade A rambling and poorly written. Beware, all ye who enter here. Okay, my conscience is clear.

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I don’t talk about it too much here but my other job started out as basic personal training, then went into competition prep for men’s physique, then handbalancing/gymnastics instruction on top of that. Now, I teach about thirty different little physical skills in a studio such as penmanship, juggling, acroyoga, bouldering,unicycle, handbalancing, unlocking the splits, basic to advanced proficiency in nunchucks, bo staff, and swords, snapping with all 4 fingers... a wide array of musical instruments. Skills range from “you can learn it in a day” to “this will take a lifetime”. Cooking and languages are potentially going to be offered soon as well, assuming I can figure out some logistical challenges. I’m about ready to add another “trainer” who also has a unique assortment of random, mostly-useless skills.

Sounds like a bunch of wierd crap put together, but the business works surprisingly well. Someone comes in to learn how to balance on one hand, and after how ever many sessions it takes, they decide they want to juggle, learn some bitchin’ metal guitar riffs and amaze their friends with ambidextrous writing. Boom, I’ve got a client for life, who keeps coming back to learn new things as I continue to offer new skills. All of this person’s friends notice and suddenly want to join too. When they see how many different options are available, they get even more interested.

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I get asked “is there anything you can’t do” a lot. And the answer is yes! I can’t whistle. At all. That always surprises people. In addition—my greatest failure—I can’t tie a knot in a cherry stem. It’s the only thing I haven’t managed to pick up despite multiple days of practice, and the giant jar of cherries in the back of my fridge has been taunting me ever since.

I’m also very skilled at rambling, as I somehow managed to stumble completely off topic! Oh well. Here’s Ze photos. No “before” photos, just “in the middle” and “after”. Penmanship is broken up into a lot of different subcategories in my “school”. Cursive, mirrored, ambidextrous, both hands at once, old-school calligraphy.... You get the idea. Interesting side-effect of all this is I have multiple different handwriting styles... For each hand. Teachers would always think I stole other people’s papers because I’d write one essay left-handed in a bubbly italicized print, and then the next with my right hand in super flowy “bill-of-rights” script.

This is just print and cursive with non-dominant hand. Maybe I’ll get some videos of both hands writing mirrored cursive at the same time. Bit of a mind-fuck

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Good “daily” cursive. Easy to read, quick to write and not too plain, or too ornate. The goldilocks, and what I use for 80% of my writing
Squiggly lines mean I decided against getting these, a crossed out price means I purchased the item

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Wanted the rollbar from day 1
Still need that damn short shifter! Or do I save up for a quaife sequential....