I needed a space for the beer fridge in my workshop. And my bench-top drill press needed a sturdier base than the one it was sitting at the time. So I designed and built this cabinet. It has a compartment for the fridge at the bottom with some ventilation holes in the back of the cabinet, a couple of drawers for drill bits and whatnot and an open shelf for various thingamajigs I happen to work with at the moment. The top sports a grid of the Festool standard 20mm holes spaced 96mm apart.Read more...
A worksheet for calculating dimensions for plywood drawers constructed with a simple rabbet joint.
Inside dimensions of the cabinet:
cabinet width = 20.000in
cabinet depth = 19.750in
cabinet height = 9.500in
number of drawers = 2 # the vertical space is evenly divided between the drawers
Clearances, margins and reveals:
material thickness = 15in/32 # 1/2 plywood
bottoms material thickness = 0.25in # 1/4 plywood
saw blade kerf = 0.100in # not particularly important
rabbet depth = 0.250in # should be fine for both the 1/2" and 3/4" plywood sides
slot depth = 0.250in # slot for the drawer bottom
wood movement = 0.0625in # used only to calculate the size of the drawer bottoms
slide clearance = 0.500in + 0.030in # drawer slide thickness + the requisite tolerance of 0.030"
back clearance = 0.750in # clearance between the back of the cabinet and the back of the drawer
bottom margin = 0.500in # distance to the bottom of the slot from the bottom of the drawer side
reveal = 0.250in # reveal between the drawers
This document is a work in progress.
This is a worksheet for calculating the amounts of emergency supplies for a family of a given size.
Change these variables to recalculate the numbers (I'm using the mind-bogglingly amazing Calca to edit this document):
persons = 6 # 3 adults, 2 kid, 2 pets averages to ~6 persons
days = 10 # minimum recommended by US government
This is my unscientific observations about and the reasons I switched from MacPorts to Homebrew. Some of this reasons are no doubt subjective. But that doesn't mean they are not important to me.Read more...
This article was initially written by my colleague Filip Machi.
Published here with his blessing.
Understanding a few key concepts will help you make sense of how Git works and how to use it effectively.Read more...
There are many lessons to be learned from rock climbing, but the following three are the main ones for me.
This article outlines my setup and workflow for writing documents using Markdown and pandoc. This is a workflow that I personally find natural and convenient. There are some very important limitations (discussed below), but I've been successfully using this workflow for quite some time and it seems to be working great.
Main requirements for my workflow were:
- plain text editing
- keeping track of multiple revisions
- collaboration with multiple simultaneous remote and offline authors
- support for multiple target output formats
- automated publishing (through an external build system and such)
I've been on both sides of the technical interview process for over two decades now - most recently just a couple of weeks ago - and I have a few thoughts I wanted to share.Read more...