Operating Railroad Grade Crossing Signal

It seems that no matter how much things change, one thing that is always constant is a kid’s fascination with all things trains. When my son was about 4 years old he was fascinated by passing trains. Even more captivating to him was the railroad crossing signals which would flash... Read more »

Nomad’s Closet

As an Entrepreneurial Adventurer I have gone from owning an underground record label and a bar in South Florida, to a farming co-op in Tampa, then to a coffee shop/bar and cider brewery (using the term brewery loosely, of course) in the Dominican Republic, and finally to the most recent... Read more »

Chomping Pac-Man Costume

A few years back I built a giant Pac-Man costume at the last minute, but it wasn’t good enough for a tinkerer, so I figured that there had to be a way to make it better. What better than to add a functioning mouth to the costume! Thus started the... Read more »

Kona Kai Jewelry Stand

My lovely wife has been collecting vintage jewelry for most of her adult life. Some pieces she considers “too good to wear” and keeps stashed in jewelry boxes, waiting for those special occasions that never seem to come. Others she keeps in rotation, wearing favorites often, then switching them out... Read more »

Homemade Frame

Some scrap plywood and a sheet of plexiglass fitted with a few cents’ worth of hardware is all it takes to get those must-frame items out of your drawers and onto your walls. This framing project can be built to suit, but for the sake of a starting point, I’ve... Read more »