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Adam Patterson

My name is Adam Patterson and I'm a full-time programmer and father. I make simple projects out of salvaged wood, steel, and other goodness.
MODERN CHESS SET

I originally thought of turning these on the lathe but quickly gave up on that plan, as I lack the skills to do so. But I am a huge fan of modern art and minimalist objects. And started to do some research and eventually came across a set created by Lanier Graham in 1966 and fell in love with its simplicity and really enjoyed how all of the pieces fit in a tiny little box.

Bees Wax candle made with a wooden wick.

I want to first start off by saying this was an experiment, One of those moments where you see something and think. How hard could that be? Well, this was harder than I thought.

Let’s start off by creating the wooden wick when I did my research for this project I read that using softwood or hardwood didn’t matter, I also saw that some people soaked their wicks in olive oil. More on that later.

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