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Forging a Woodworking Holdfast



I made these for a woodworking friend and thought I would share the process of forging a holdfast with you. You'll even get to see a contrived example at the end where the leverage of cutting a piece of wood at the end requires two holdfasts to secure the work piece. Enjoy.
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Electronic Music Production: Dubstep



In an exploration of dubstep, I recently produced "What does it mean to be happy?". It combines beautiful female vocals with aggressive dubstep drops. I used this track as musical complement for a short management article on burnout.

If you enjoy this music and want to see more of my Activ8te releases, check out my music on bandcamp. Enjoy listening to the track.
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Electronic Music Production: Arise Above - Trip Hop

Here is a really fun Trip Hop track I recently finished. You can listen to it and buy it on Bandcamp:

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Electronic Music Production: Penelope's Fancy - Techno



Continuing the exploration of electronic music, here is a techno track. Creating the synth patch for the bass was what I had most fun with. Listen to it loud on speakers. Enjoy.

Electronic Music Production:Teutonic Fantasy Trance



Here is another trace track I made last December. I find that making music is a great way to balance stress either at work or in life. This piece has a small section where I am noodling on my electric guitar. Stay tuned for more.
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Forging a Handled Butcher



I forge and make a new tool: a handled butcher. The butcher assists with creating clear transitions in metal and I plan on using it for an axe forging project. I show how to turn a round bar into a very pretty butcher and then also show my method for taking hard wood and turning it into a handle that I will attach to the butcher. Lots of clever little tricks to learn here.
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