Tag: Woodworking


May 30 / Will Beattie / Arts and Crafts
The Greater Toronto Area has a boatload of people and very very few nearby rock climbing areas. So when a few local climbers developed The Turtle, a new crag on private land, there was certain to be heavy use and a high risk of a pissed-off land owner closing the crag. Developer Gus Alexandropoulos thought a couple signs around the crag would do nicely to encourage good behavior, so in the name of good crag karma I offered to make them.
May 08 / Will Beattie / Small Projects
I made a set of shelves for the Site 3 hot room to boost my cosmic shop karma score. Left: Before. Right: After The hot room is easily the dingiest part of the shop, though that’s not for lack of use. While there was a general consensus that the room’s current layout was far from optimal there wasn’t much consensus as to what specifically should be done about it - an unfortunate downside to Site 3’s anarchic management style.
April 03 / Will Beattie / Arts and Crafts
A tiling a pattern of one or more geometric shapes that can be repeated to cover completely an arbitrariliy large 2D area. There are all sorts of set of shapes that can be periodically tiled - they can be quite beautiful and mathematically interesting. A Penrose tiling, using two different quadrilaterals There’s an active community of both serious mathematicians and regular laypeople that try to discover new and interesting tilings.