For the past decade I've been a software engineer at Google in California. In my spare time I've created a mélange of open-source software. I've also built some rather unusual hardware. On rare occasions I've even been known to write something interesting.
A neigbour threw out this piece of scrap plywood. I grabbed it and cut a pair of slots using a tablesaw with its blade mostly retracted.
A large diameter drill bit makes some nice curves.
And a bandsaw cuts out the rough shape.
A bandsaw with a smaller blade cuts out the connecting notches.
Beverly now has a crossing for her wooden trains. I also made a pair of buffers at the same time.
As always, I'm thankful to be able to use Google's workshops for personal projects.