April 23, 2018

I’ve made two of these band collar polo shirts now. The first two had a lot of flaws in them, especially in the placket and collar, so I tried to fix them up but had limited success. For this third attempt, I started from scratch and employed all the techniques and tricks I’ve learned to date.

Now I’m not going to tell you if it was successful or not because then there’d be no reason to watch!

April 21, 2018

I’ve been wearing this new hand-stretching splint at night for a week now and it’s heaps better than the last one. Unlike the first one, there are no pressure point pains that wake me up half way through the night. Yay.

The only real thing I would want to do next is to make it look better, so … maybe a future video?

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April 16, 2018

A handful of weeks ago I made a splint to wear, while I sleep, to stretch out my right hand. It works alright but it’s quite cumbersome, bulky and still has some pressure points.

I wanted to make a new one based on what I learned … and here it is.

April 14, 2018

They started out as a pair of women’s short shorts (listen, I’ve got a svelt figure.) but then last week I turned them into a pair of pants. I added that pale blue.

They just didn’t look right though, so a few days ago I chopped off most the legs and turned them into what you see here. Perfection achieved.

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April 12, 2018

Why?! … Because I tailored them of course. I brought the crotch up 1 inch, tapered the legs and brought the bottom hem up an inch as well.

Looks like those shoes could use a cleaning though.

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April 9, 2018

I felt “inspired” a while back so I bought myself a pair of women’s short shorts — don’t judge, they fit me well — but when I sobered up, I didn’t feel so bold anymore.

I didn’t know what to do with them so I took out the zipper and used it for another project. Then, this week, I decided to turn these shorty shorts into a pair of two-tone pants.

I’m not sure how I feel about the final product … but I did turn shorts into pants.

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April 8, 2018

It’s a splint I made a week ago — to wear at night — that stretches out my right hand. It’s really rough looking but it has been a good prototype to experiment with and having worn it many times, I now know what I want to tweak and update on the next iteration.

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April 4, 2018

Yes, that is a yoghurt container. No, I’m not gonna buy proper potting plants … I want more shoes. Why does this photo exist? I was using it to focus my lens for a “new shoes” photo and I liked the colours. Alright, have I answered all the questions no one was asking? Awesome, I’m gonna film next week’s episode now.

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April 2, 2018

When I was 3 years old, a big piece of farm equipment fell over and landed on top of me, pulling several nerves. As a result, a handful of muscle groups have atrophied, one of them being the muscles that pull open the fingers on my right hand.

As a teenager, I built a splint that I wore at night which stretched out the hand and lengthened the muscles on the inside.

As an adult, I threw it out and over the last few years, I’ve noticed the muscles on the inside start to shorten again so I’m once again making a hand stretching splint.

March 31, 2018

I’ve got the “Dad with Pizzazz” look on lock. I think it is the tucking. Listen, I’ve got short legs and a long torso, I gotta play visual tricks.

I surprised myself with how well I made these shorts though. My goal was to be able to wear what I make out of the house by the end of the year but I will be wearing these in public so I’m 9 months ahead of schedule!

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