Over the last couple months I have been brewing a triple-berry hard cider from ingredients easily available at the grocery store. I loosely followed an easy recipe that I have used before, but this time I kegged the cider in a kegerator I bought on Facebook marketplace instead of bottling…
Eric Makes Everything Posts
No-turn dummy doorknob adapter
Closet doors are often built with dummy doorknobs that look and feel like a normal doorknob without the internal pieces that would rotate and move a latch. They usually look just like the normal handle but they can only be installed on a door without a hole because you use…
PineTime charging cradle stand
I bought a PineTime smartwatch a long time ago, and started using it more recently. I charge it next to my bed, and the charging cradle would occasionally end up on the floor with the watch disconnected in the morning. The PineTime charging cradle is very nice, but I was…
Wiring the whole house for Ethernet
Over the last month or so I have been working on routing data cables through our house so that every room is connected to a switch, router, and modem in our basement utilities room. It was a lot of work, but the result is that we now have 2 RJ45…
Grizzco fan hoodie
I’m currently obsessed with Splatoon 3, so a couple of weeks ago I joined a crafting party that my wife put together to customize this hoodie.
At the end of last year we fixed some issues that had been bothering us in our bedroom. We stripped the popcorn off our bedroom ceiling, repainted everything, and replaced all the trim. This is the second room we have done this in now, and I didn’t initially intend to…
Player piano preventive maintenance
We have a Yamaha player piano that I have been using off and on for around 15 years. It needed some work to maintain the hammers and make sure it can record correctly.
Replacing headphone cable with port
I was getting tired of soldering new a new cable on my headphones every few months, so I replaced the cable with a female 3.5mm headphone jack on the headphones. This is a cheap and easy improvement to any pair of wired headphones.
Car headrest for office chair
My office chair was pretty nice with a spot for a headrest to attach, but mine came without the headrest accessory. I decided it was worth a bit of effort, so I cobbled one together.
Lessons learned installing solid tires
I have now installed solid tires on 3 bicycles and been very happy with them each time. This is an overview of installing Tannus solid tires that includes lessons I have learned by doing it wrong so that you don’t have to learn the same lessons the hard way. This…