Monday, April 20, 2009

My Review of Swiss Army Renegade Watch


The Renegade Swiss Army watch features black on black styling and is made in Switzerland with precision Swiss quartz movement.

Great watch, not so great wristband

eatpomegranate Lansing, MI 4/20/2009


3 5

Gift: No

Pros: Quality Construction, Light, Comfortable

Cons: Strap broke, Scratches Easily

Best Uses: Daily Use, Travel

Describe Yourself: Athletic, Practical

Like another reviewer said; this watch is not designed for water sports. I took this on the lake and water got under the glass (SA fixed this).
I commute by bike in cold Michigan winters and the temperature fluctuation resulted in some fog under the glass (SA fixed this too).
Lastly, I bought a new cloth strap from SA and now I love it. I have had this watch for several years now.


Thursday, April 09, 2009

Communal Fruit Bowl

A few weeks ago my friend shared a Planet Green article about starting a communal fruit bowl at work. It is incredible how much coffee we consume during a workday, so I thought a bowl of fruit may offer a much healthier distraction. There is nothing like a crisp apple.
I brought up this idea at work and one of my co-workers offered to let me use his wood shop for making a bowl.

The fruit bowl is a big hit and this is how I made it.

After a piece of walnut was cut in half and we put the two pieces through the planer.

Jon getting me comfortable with the table saw

All these pieces were cut at a 60 degree angle.

At the end of Day-1. Check out my face guard. ROCK!

All the pieces glued together

A view from the top before we put it on the lathe

After a half hour on the lathe, the bowl started taking shape