r/synonym

Intro Reddit is a weird place.  Sometimes incredibly thoughtful, other times incredibly hateful.  Often mundane yet consistently alluring (for me, anyway).  It’s an insular, enclosed space where self-reference is the norm, where outsiders often leave befuddled.  What drives this sense of community and insularity is the comments.  To be ‘in’…

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Machined piece

I didn’t really have something I wanted to make, so I just started turning. I started to ‘see’ a chess piece emerging out of the stock, so I decided I’d try to transform what I had into a pawn. Parting was kind of a pain, but it went okay. After…

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Should we love chemicals?

In response to the class discussion last week, I was poking around the internet for things relating to food and chemicals and stumbled upon this ad: The purpose is pretty obvious – it’s an attempt to placate any fears someone might have about eating chemicals.  Food, after all is entirely…

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Pot Rack v2

My first attempt at making a pot rack on the cnc wasn’t great.  The seams didn’t line up, a rounded edge met a corner.  It was a bit sloppy.  So I wanted to redo it, but make it nicer.  So I reworked the idea and settled on this idea: A…

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Final Project Ideas

I’ve gone in circles.  Over and over again.  Lamenting my inability to choose.  Lying in bed late at night consumed with flickers of thoughts that my sleep deprived mind latches onto, only to be disenchanted by those very ideas the next morning.  It’s been weird.  Trying to latch onto a problem, I’ve gone…

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Design Thinking

To be honest, I seriously struggle with Design Thinking.  My background was in logical thinking.  Drilled over and over through probably thousands of hours math in my Physics curriculum, creative thinking was not encouraged.  In fact, typically the best thing to do was to understand precisely how the instructor would…

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