Turning Pine

July 18th, 2016

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Pine wood was pretty much the first “serious” material I ever really worked with. But I haven’t done anything with pine for years. I got my hands on some large logs of pine, from a tree that fell during Sandy, and figured I’d turn some lamps.

The pine is very soft and had a lot of tear out, but I really liked the grain patterns. I think a finish is really going to make it pop.

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Moiré Pattern Clock

July 5th, 2016

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Made a quick prototype for a clock mechanism powered Moire Pattern kinetic sculpture. Laser cut some cardboard (back of a yellow legal pad), painted it black and white, fitted it to an off the shelf clock mechanism.

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Utility Belt Workshop

June 8th, 2016

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I taught a utility belt making workshop with Kate Hartman the other day. A lot of fun.

First step is actually make a belt: strap, buckle, clip, tri-glide, and do a little sewing. Next, we’ll add electronics and gadgets.

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Weave Through Tri Glide

Buckle and Clip

Milling My Own PCBs: Knylon

June 8th, 2016

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Finally got around to milling my own PCBs. I’ve been wanting to “formalize” the Knight Rider/Cylon LED circuit (I’m calling it Knylon). I did the CAD through 123D Circuit and the milling with the Othermill. After a few iterations, I have something I really like.

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Good Job Minions

May 31st, 2016

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It was her birthday, and she wanted Minion Robots. So she got Minion Robots.

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Clock Club Project

May 5th, 2016

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Working on a “clock” concept/project/platform with Tom Igoe and Jeff Feddersen. We’ve given ourselves a loose concept (and an even looser deadline) and we’re calling it Clock Club. I’m putting together a quick mechanical prototype for a two handed device.

I’m interested in what will come from this.

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Bourbon Jar Lamps from Bourbon Barrel Staves

May 4th, 2016

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I recently made some more Jar Lamps, only this time the bases are made from glued up bourbon barrel staves (parts of the barrel).

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Robot Recipe Minions Mockups

May 4th, 2016

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Doing some Robot Minions for the birthday girl. I like how they are shaping up.

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Turned Bud Vase

May 4th, 2016

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I made a bud vase from some scrap plywood and a test tube. I really liked how the plys looked after oiling and waxing.

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Wooden Pull Toy Prototype

May 4th, 2016

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Did some quick wooden pull toy prototypes. All started as dog icons I got from The Noun Project (here, here, and here). Printed them out, spray mounted them to some scrap wood, rough cut them on a scroll saw, drilled the holes, sanded, painted and waxed.

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