Archive for the ‘Finished Project’ Category

Acrylic Inlay

Wednesday, 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

Tuesday, 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

Thursday, 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

Monday, 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

Sunday, 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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More Parts

Wednesday, 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

Monday, 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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Bantmobiles

Friday, December 15th, 2017

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Bantam Tools posted my wooden toy car tutorial.

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Raspberry Pi Blocks for Maker Faire

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

The Raspberry Pi Foundation put together a video of the “blocks” I built for them for Maker Faire a few months ago.

The project was a lot of fun and everybody was a delight to work with. Thanks Matt for yet another great collaboration.

Raspberry Pi Foundation’s Maker Faire “Blocks”

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

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I made the “blocks” that the Raspberry Pi Foundation used for this year’s Maker Faire in New York. Sort of a retro science fair kind of vibe. I had major deja vu making these, as a kid I used to hammer nails into blocks and wire up simple circuits. I’ve come full circle.

Thanks for the project Matt.

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