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I previously worked on Virtual Reality and other hardware at Valve.  I currently work at Google[x].

Prior to starting at Valve, I built computer peripherals such as keyboards, mice, and joysticks that were designed to be used inside MRI machines.  My company, Mag Design and Engineering, sold these devices directly to researchers at academic institutions who used them to publish scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals.

After work, I spend time on many different types of projects that usually involve circuit design, machining, material selection, and general fabrication/hacking.  My favorite place to be is my home workshop.

ben dot krasnow at gmail




Monday, December 22, 2008

Wooden kitchen utensils

I made a variety of wooden kitchen utensils to give as holiday gifts this year. These involved a lot of freehand work with a band saw, belt sander, and lathe. The woods are: bloodwood, walnut, maple, mahogany (pie server), and yellow heart. The two curvy-handled utensils on the left are cocktail muddlers. The business-ends are pointing away from the camera, and they are used to crush mint leaves, lime wedges, berries, etc, for cocktails.