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Jennifer Petkus

Planing jig for warped wood

I don’t have a joiner, so it’s a difficult for me to square a piece of wood that’s not true. To flatten …

Beautifully made alcohol stove

This is a great video because it’s obvious this stove was made by a scale modeler, based on the tools he has. …

Smithsonian Enterprise restoration video

SPACEDOCK from william george on Vimeo. Absolutely gorgeous. It shows some very nice details about the fan blades in the bussard collectors.

Day 3: Museum of Scotland / Greyfriars Kirk

NOTE: It may seem as if I’ve given up on posting about our now not so recent trip to Scotland and Wales, …

Edinburgh Day 2, part 2: New Town

Despite three or four hours at Edinburgh Castle, we still had the resolve to continue our tour of the city, compelled by knowing how …

Edinburgh Castle: Day 2

Sorry about the shaky camera work above, but I wanted to show what an impression the Great Hall left on me. Edinburgh Castle lies …

Dining in the UK

I was first going to write this post as a sweeping generalization of dining in the UK, but I thought better of …

Saved offline Google maps

These instructions only pertain to saving maps from the Google Maps app on your mobile device. Although you can create and save maps …

Driving in the UK

Fortunately I never had to drive during our UK trip. My friend Lee and my husband Jim were the registered drivers for our …

Denver to Edinburgh via Iceland / Day 1

As mentioned previously, to save money, I, my husband Jim, my friend Lee and her brother Jim would fly to Scotland via …

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