Your Comments

Your Comments


Welcome to the fifty-fourth installment of Your Comments. Here are our favorites from the past week, from Makezine, our Facebook page, and Twitter.

In the article Holiday Gift Guide: Japanese Woodworking Tools, Google+ User Tony Jarry says:

Living in Japan (and getting ready to move back to the US), I’ve collected and used many of Japan’s woodworking tools. The Japanese esthetic for keeping a more natural simple design is amazing and many people try to copy it but fall short every time. I’m in the process of building a rough sawn table using only Japanese Technique from Hinoke cedar. I won’t be able to get Hinoke in the US so I’ll probably be using American Cypress or Port Orfoard cedar to make my own Onsen.

In the piece “Kuratas” Mecha Does Note have Chicken Legs, LDM remarks:

I love in their “pilot training video” weapon systems that the Gatling gun is controlled by facial recognition software and smiling, AKA the “SmileShot”.

In the article Let’s Rock! With Weekend Projects and the Monobox Powered Speaker, Wally Sorich says:

Well, I recently received a great 19 inch Digital TV, but the sound coming out of the in-built speaker was the worst I had ever heard. Mono box saved the day! Bought $12 parts and used a speaker salvaged from the old CRT recently deceased, along with a wall wart from a ancient modem, plugged into the earphone jack on the TV and wala, brilliant sound. Simple,cheap and a screeeeching saver for my ears. I left enough room on the board for a dual monobox design so the mono will be stereo. After all, there were two speakers and a stereo ear jack

In response to MAKE Asks: Favorite Fasteners, Charles says:

Indeed, rope is my favorite fastener.
Working with rope is zero entry level; but, when you see someone who’s good at it, like a sailor, trucker, or an eagle scout, well, it’s just one of those old-timey skills that’s down-right amazing.

MAKE recently tweeted, “3D printer = best. present. ever. The Maker Shed has everything you need to get started in the world of 3D printing!“, and Josh Logan responded:

@make it’s like wishing for a million wishes!

In the article How-To: Roasted Garlic Thyme Butter, Facebook user Physis says:

I’ve been wondering when someone was going to take Stereolithography and use it w/ a wet cookie dough.

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In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens' educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.

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