Mike Vollmert

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CNC V-Bits Explained

This week I try to explain the differences in CNC V-Bits. They come in several different sizes and angles. The most common V-Bits are the 60* and 90* …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

For wood turners only, THIS PROJECT MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE, put it on your Christmas bucket list

Its been said, WOOD DUST CAN KILL YOU,<p>After my Doctor friend was over to learn to wood turning, I thought, I need to make a more effective way to …

Anarchist’s 2017 Gift Guide, Day 6: Drawing Bows

Drawing furniture-scale curves – up to 48” or so – is a challenge to do by yourself. And many times when you use a springy stick and nails, you are …

Woodworking

How to Make Your Own Saw Blade Sharpening Jig

When the blades on your circular saw, table saw or miter saw go dull, the bulk of you probably fall into one of two camps: Go to the store and buy a …

Beware of the Car-Eating Rodents

Marmots will eat your car. Well, not all of your car, but your radiator hoses. Some types of wiring. Brake lines and hood insulation too. If you’ve …

Building Beautiful Wooden Mallets!!! How To // Woodworking // DIY

Buyer’s Guide: Travel, Rescue, and Medical Evacuation Insurance

It’s an unexplained phenomenon, but as soon as people set out on a vacation they assume they’re shielded from harm by an invisible bubble. That …

Featured Vehicle- 2017 4XPEDITION Subaru Outback 3.6R

I think that Instagram has a lot of flaws on the whole, but I can’t deny I love browsing it. I mean, where else can you scroll through such a massive …

RVs

Buyer’s Guide: Soft-Shell Roof Top Tents

Although the roof-top tent (RTT) has been around since the thirties in Europe, a rising interest in four-wheel drive touring has only recently …

Houston, we still have a problem

M. Buchheit. Houston, we still have a problem. IJSPP, In press 2017.Apollo 13 was launched at 1313 Houston time on Saturday, April 11, 1970. …

Don’t Miss This Solar Eclipse

When the moon passes in front of the sun on August 21, it will be the first total solar eclipse visible in the continental U.S. since 1979. There was …

How Do Our Students Learn? An Outline of a Cognitive Psychological Model for Information Literacy Instruction

Dani Brecher Cook (dani_cook@cuc.claremont.edu) Information Literacy and Learning Technologies Coordinator, The Claremont Colleges Library, Claremont …

On Nuclear Waste, Finland Shows U.S. How It Can Be Done

OLKILUOTO ISLAND, Finland — Beneath a forested patch of land on the Gulf of Bothnia, at the bottom of a steep tunnel that winds for three miles through granite bedrock, Finland is getting ready to entomb its nuclear waste.<p>If all goes well, sometime early in the next decade the first of what will be …

3 Problems with Traditional Grades

For the last two years, I’ve been moving farther away from conventional grades. This has been a huge shift for me. I used to grade everything and …

Delaying the Grade: How to Get Students to Read Feedback

<b>I have a confession to make: I am terrible at handing back papers.</b> That sounds silly, right? I mean, you literally just hand the paper to the kid …

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The Most Well-Built Land Rover Defender We've Seen

Land Rover

Making Learning Visible: Doodling Helps Memories Stick

Shelley Paul and Jill Gough had heard that doodling while taking notes could help improve memory and concept retention, but as instructional coaches …

Taking Notes: Is The Pen Still Mightier Than the Keyboard?

Educators are eager to know how the computers popping up in their classrooms actually affect student learning. Much of the research has focused on …

The Plan Is No Plan

Share Email Comments<p>Full-timers Chuck and Jodie Ramsey snowbird six-months in Florida in their fifth wheel, and then take off to explore America in …

Dirtbag Don’t Have to Mean Dirty

Being smelly doesn’t make you core or badass or super-duper adventuresome. It just makes you the stinky guy. Aside from $5 showers at roadside KOA’s …

Apple CEO Tim Cook talks ahead of iPhone 7 launch about advice, AI/AR, and the future

The <i>Washington Post</i> this weekend published a very in-depth video/interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook just weeks before Apple is set to unveil its biggest product of the year by far, the iPhone 7. In it, Cook talks about the incredibly important people outside of Apple he turns to for advice at pivotal …

10-Minute Fitness

Some days hey, some years there's just no time for any exercise beyond your regular run or ride. Or maybe you just hate the gym. Either way, skipping strength-and-conditioning work altogether will hold you back: You'll be weaker, less flexible, and likely slower and more prone to injury.<p>You can …

26 Tips for Surviving in the Desert

<b>Share your plans. Tell someone where you are going and when you plan to be back.</b> Let them know your route, the type of vehicle you will drive, and …

Off-roading

5 Great Exercises for New Cyclists

Specifically geared toward new cyclists, these five exercises help strengthen your frame, and increase your joy and comfort on the bike<p>Few sports reward beginners as much as cycling. It’s fun. It’s social. And because it’s so gentle on the joints, someone who can walk a mile or two can easily ride …

The 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest (15 Highlights)

National Geographic invites photographers to submit photos for the opportunity to be named the 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the …

Why CAGED For Guitar Doesn't Work Part 1: Inconsistent Picking [Lessons]

<b>Guitar Scales And Modes</b>: Is CAGED the best system to learn guitar scales and chords, or there are better alternatives? Let's examine together the …