The Counterpointer

July 27th, 2015

I was lucky enough to work with a great artist and friend, Luisa Pereira, on her latest project: the Counterpointer. I just made the wooden box, Weezie and Yotam did all of the rest.

“The Counterpointer is a synthesizer that generates Baroque harmonies to a melody input by the user. The one on show at Red Bull was a collaboration between Luisa Pereira and Yotam Mann.”

Big Lamp Making

July 27th, 2015

Latest lamp

Turned a big one this weekend. Made from the same tree as this guy, so I expect a big split to happen any minute now.

Side note: My nephew helped me out on this one, he did an amazing job.

Latest lamp

Latest lamp

Latest lamp

Lego Experiment: Studs on both sides, Double Lego

July 14th, 2015

Lego experiment: studs on both sides.  Double Lego

This may not be Kosher with the Lego purists out there, but I milled up a Lego brick with studs on both surfaces. Basically, it has two male ends instead of the traditional one male, one female.

Lego experiment: studs on both sides.  Double Lego

Lego Experiment: studs on both sides

Lego Experiment: double studs

Lego Experiment: double studs

Side note, I used old floorboards as the stock material (maple I think). This may be the perfect material for small desktop CNCs. Flat, milled hard wood that is essentially free. Just watch out for nails.

Milled Lego from old floorboard

Wooden Lego Experiment

July 14th, 2015

Wooden Lego Experiment

Milled a quick wooden Lego experiment. I can’t believe it fit the first try. Heavily influenced by Notcot.

More to come.

Wooden Lego Experiment

Wooden Lego Experiment

Wooden Lego Experiment

Floorboards!

July 14th, 2015

Ripped up floor boards from ITP.  Hopefully it will become furniture someday.

They are re-doing the hardwood floors at ITP. And I was lucky enough to reclaim (grab) some old boards. Was pulling nails from them for a couple of hours yesterday. Tons of scratches, nicks, and character.

Soon this material will be turned into furniture or lamps or something.

Double-sided CNC’d Walnut Piece

July 11th, 2015

CNCd walnut piece

Running some tests for a very small, very detailed walnut piece.

CNCd walnut piece

CNCd walnut piece

Weezie’s Enclosures - Finished

July 9th, 2015

Enclosure for Weezie

CNCd some walnut enclosures for Weezie. She did a great job with the control panels and circuitry.

Enclosure for Weezie

Enclosure for Weezie

Enclosure for Weezie

Reclaimed Oak Flooring from a Semi

July 8th, 2015

Reclaimed oak flooring from a semi

Recently got my hands on some reclaimed flooring from the trailer of a semi. It’s all beat-up and oily, can’t wait to turn it into a coffee table.

Reclaimed oak flooring from a semi

CNC’d Toy Car

July 8th, 2015

CNC'd Toy Car with Steel Wheels

Sanded and assembled. All it needs now is some paint.

CNC'd Toy Car with Steel Wheels

Wheels and Axles

June 30th, 2015

Off the shelf wheels

Pretty beefy wheels and axles for some toy cars. Everything to make these are off the shelf.

18-8 Stainless Steel Female Threaded Round Standoffs - 1/4″ OD 5/8″ Lg. 10-32

Tight-Tolerance Shoulder Screws - 1/4″ Shoulder Dia. - Head Dia.: 3/8″, Head Ht: 3/16″

High-Temperature Silicone O-Ring - 3/16 Fractional Width, Dash Number 322

Prime-Line Products D 1503 Steel Ball Bearing Sliding Door Roller, 1-1/2-Inch, 2-Pack