Saturday, April 10, 2010

Theme of the Quarter

I don't usually make "themes" for academic quarters (though some have been "getting my @$$ handed to me". not by choice, of course), but this one is shaping up with a pretty clear theme of Typing Up Loose Ends

Some may know about my ambitious bamboo bike frame project from the summer. This project didn't get too much time and attention after school started and has been pretty stagnant... Today, however, marked a big milestone in the project with the completion of cutting all of the members to size and coping the connections. The frame is ready to be tacked together with some glue and prepped for the carbon fiber!

Frame in jig, held together with masking tape for now...

(I realize that a lot of the story about this project is missing. I will post those soon!)

Hat tip to Ben for helping me with the tricky coping the final pieces of the front triangle this morning

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Hand Pulled Noodles: Success at last!

It's been over two years since I first started seeking the secret to making hand pulled noodles. The recipe for a proper dough has always eluded me, but I think I've finally reached success.
1 1/2 cups All-purpose flour
1/2 cup organic pastry flour
1 cup very warm water
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
sitting for a day + ~15 min kneading in the mixer

I've seen some new recipes floating about the web now too, so I'll have to give them a try. For now I just need to work on my pulling technique... so uneven!!
noodles, beta release?