Acrylic Inlay

July 25th, 2018

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Been experimenting with milled acrylic inlay. I CNC the acrylic parts, use acrylic weld to attach the parts (I used a lot), let it dry then sand up to 400 grit, and finally polish with wax on a buffing wheel. The parts came out pretty seamless and the waxing wheel knocks all of the hard edges off. I really like the look and feel of this process.

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Caster Car

July 24th, 2018

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A toy car experiment, borrowed heavily from Tai Geng’s otto and Playsam’s Streamliner.

Two pieces of milled plywood and some modified caster wheels made for a pretty fast little racer.

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Iceberg End Table

July 12th, 2018

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The home improvements continue. I recently finished an end table, CNC’d plywood with a nice hardwood top. You’ll only see the front and top, but there is a lot going on that you can’t see. Hence the Iceberg.

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Home Improvements

June 18th, 2018

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I made a couple of home improvements. I turned a wooden doorknob and a wooden toilet paper holder. They are small things, but really spruce up the place.

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Art Stands

June 17th, 2018

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I recently built a couple of custom stands for some great pieces of art.

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The first one is by Christ Bathgate, Slider sculpture (S1). I wanted to present it, so I turned a piece of walnut that fit a glass dome. I also soldered some brass rod to display the piece properly. Everything looks better on sticks.

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The second piece is the Gemini figure from Outer Space Men. This little guy had a balancing problem, so I turned a piece of aluminum and added two small rods so the feet would be fixed. There is a hole in the back to store the extra pieces.

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Robot Recipe: Rabbits at AmDC Built

May 12th, 2018

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Robot Recipes: Rabbit will be on display for the next two weeks at the American Design Club Built Show.

“Built is starting from scratch. Built is the process. And a method. Built is a decision. And a material. Built is the tools we use. And how we use them. Those who innovate a way past limitations deserve a stage of appreciation during NYCxDesign 2018.”

Built will be on view and open to the public May 11th - 23rd. Hours each day are 11am - 7 pm (Sundays 12 - 6pm).

There are a bunch of great designs and products showing there.

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Brass Hammer

March 30th, 2018

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I had some scrap brass and walnut (?) lying around and figured I’d try making a brass headed hammer. I did all of the work on a wood lathe. Brass can be worked with wood turning chisels, kind of amazing.

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Robot Innards

March 21st, 2018

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Crazy to think of all of the work that goes into assemblies that no one will even see.

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More Parts

March 21st, 2018

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Been working on some fussy little parts. First CNC’d, then slip rolled, then eventually going to be powder coated.

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Blue Bots

January 22nd, 2018

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Made these guys a little while ago. I’ve been iterating on this robot rabbit form for a while now. I’m afraid there is more to come.

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