Monthly Archives: September 2014

Stereo Cables

A first for me…I spent some time this morning making stereo cables. Basic 16-gauge wire from Amazon (yeah, CCA), a dozen banana plugs, an X-acto knife, and there we were. Hooked up a subwoofer and a pair of surround speakers, … Continue reading

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Noodler’s Konrad Ebonite

Ebonite is a hardened rubber. It has a distinctive smell, one I recognize from childhood–old appliances, perhaps? It is rare to see it used in a pen, unless it be a vintage fountain pen. Ranga, an Indian company, uses attractive … Continue reading

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Gros Pain

For years now, I’ve been trying to master the art of baking bread. It hasn’t been easy. Not for lack of trying, mind you, and not for lack of research. I’ve watched many a food channel on YouTube. I’ve studied … Continue reading

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Noodler’s Nib Creaper

This is the smallest fountain pen in the Noodler’s Ink line, and its name is a pun on “Grim Reaper,”  hence the deliberate misspelling of “creeper” as “creaper.” As with the other Noodler’s pens, this one comes in a dazzling … Continue reading

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Comes Autumn Time

September 10. I remember this day in 2001 so vividly. What a gorgeous, clear night it was. The Number 6 train emerged from the tunnel in the Bronx and from its elevated position I could see the entire city spread … Continue reading

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