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Monthly Archives: December, 2008

Rocking Kitty: Take Two

Some time ago I created a toy that I call the Rocking Kitty. It was made entirely of Red Oak and was much heavier than I anticipated it would be. … Continue reading

December 31, 2008 · 3 Comments

Order in the Chaos

Sometimes when I work, things can get a bit chaotic. Not the running around like a madman kind of chaotic, but more of a chaotic workspace. And it’s certainly not … Continue reading

December 29, 2008 · 2 Comments

Possible CPSIA Exemptions!

Yes, Christmas came a day early here when I saw this link: http://www.cpsc.gov/library/foia/foia09/brief/leadlimits.pdf This is a link to a ballot that is currently before the Commission (due by January 5th) … Continue reading

December 28, 2008 · 4 Comments

Directly From the Source

After about 3 weeks of unanswered email and voicemail, I reached out to somebody from the CPSC yesterday in the Office of Compliance. Well, to be more precise, I was … Continue reading

December 19, 2008 · 2 Comments

More on the CPSIA

Yes, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) rears its ugly head once more in my blog. I read an article yesterday that talked about the effect of this law … Continue reading

December 18, 2008 · 28 Comments

Double Bevel

Some of you already know that my daughter has put in a special request. For those that don’t know, it’s a purple version of the biplane that I make. Yes, … Continue reading

December 16, 2008 · Leave a comment

Fun With Numbers

As many, many of you are aware, I made a blog entry explaining just how far reaching the upcoming start date for the CPSIA lead and phthalate testing will be. … Continue reading

December 15, 2008 · Leave a comment