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I Feel A Draft #4: Making Wood Last with Fire, Not Paint: A Japanese Technique

A very interesting Japanese technique to try!! Called Shou Sugi Ban 焼杉板 (or Yakisugi), this technique is used for exterior or interior wood surfaces. Being a woodworker before, I had never heard of this technique. The only preservation technique that I knew of was stain and varnish. Please comment below!!

http://www.offgridquest.com/fload/diy/japanese-technique

Here is a video, as well:

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Drowned in the Sun – A “New” Song By Nirvana

The world lost Nirvana frontman, Kurt Cobain, to suicide 27 years ago, this month. Kurt, Kris, and Dave, as Nirvana,  have collectively inspired maybe millions of musicians to pursue their dreams of music. Unfortunately for Nirvana fans, there’s no known unreleased music left in the Nirvana coffers. As part of a compilation album titled “Lost Tapes of The 27 Club” (compiled of musicians the world has lost, all aged 27 at their time of death), this track was created using Kurt’s musical style, but the vocals were done by a singer from a very popular Nirvana cover band. Listen for yourself, and comment below. Enjoy!!

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I Feel A Draft #3: How to Develop the Savoir-Faire of James Bond 

How smooth are you in tight situations? I hope some of these traits make you the most debonair guy or gal that everyone knows!! a Martini, suit, tie, and Aston Martin are optional…


http://www.artofmanliness.com/2016/12/06/develop-savoir-faire-james-bond/

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I Feel A Draft #2: Win at Rock, Paper, Scissors Every Time With This Brilliant Trick

How is your Rock Scissors Paper game? I play at work, but here in Japan, people play it daily for those tough life-altering decisions (who goes first, deciding sequence among friends, etc). I find myself on the losing end, but this trick helps (pre-schoolers are still inclined to cheat once they understand the game..be warned)!!

https://m.mic.com/articles/145767/win-at-rock-paper-scissors-every-time-with-this-brilliant-trick?utm_source=policymicFB&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=WHFacebook&lc_content_id=1eRLYNx8R#.0Mtq4S0LO

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I Feel A Draft #1: Fender Factory Tour 1959 (or earlier)

From an archive of older drafts, this is a Fender Guitar factory tour from the fifties. I know ZERO about guitars and how they are made, but I am a nostalgia buff for the 50s and 60s items. I’m sure ALOT has changed in the production process…but I think still interesting to watch…enjoy!!