Polishing Tuna Cans

May 2nd, 2017

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Turns out you can polish tuna cans to a very high shine.

5 Pipe Holder

May 2nd, 2017

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I love when you can go from quick sketch to finished part in just a few hours. This milled delrin piece was originally intended to hold 1″ diameter PVC pipes in bundles of 5. But it became an interesting wheel as well. Just need to create new kinds of roads.

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The Sleeping Machine

May 2nd, 2017

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The Sleeping Machine was one of my favorite experiments to come out of the 100 Days of Making class I took part in. It’s a simple crank mechanism made of laser cut acrylic, attached to a DC motor gear box.

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Cone Study

May 2nd, 2017

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I’ve been messing around with examples of simple CAD that can get you up and running on a CNC quickly. This is just a series of cones that have been pasted in a circular pattern, copied, flipped, and then all joined together.

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I really liked the form, and it worked well with the 4 axis mill.

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Smaller Post for a Lathe Drill Jig

March 28th, 2017

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I recently received a Oneway Drill Wizard jig. Problem was the post was for a 1″ diam tool rest base, luckily, it is removable. So I turned an aluminum post 5/8″ diam for my smaller lathe. Works great.

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Metal Inlay Experiments

March 15th, 2017

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Been trying some metal inlay experiments. More to come.

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Octopus Toy Prototype

March 14th, 2017

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Octopus Walk. Maple and spring door stops. Kind of a first pass at an octopus toy. The proportions are way off, but I wanted to see if there is anything in the movement that I liked.

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Milled Blue Lion

March 14th, 2017

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Been milling some wooden Voltron parts, the Blue Lion to be exact. Showing some students how to use the 4 axis mill. Using the fantastic files from Jurica Pranjic.

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Maker Project Lab, Maker Update 21

February 15th, 2017

Once again Donald Bell has been kind enough to mention a project of mine in his weekly Maker Update.

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Flick Face is a kinetic “sketch” that is part of my 100 Days of Making, a collection of movement experiments and ideas.

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Day 37: Flick Face. Perf board, LEDs, coin cell battery, battery holder, resistors, hookup wire, and springs. I made some whisker switches using the springs from ball point pens I got at the bank. The circuit kind of looks like a face and you get the best results when you flick the board.

Maker Project Lab Mention

December 8th, 2016

My vacuum formed project enclosure got a really nice mention on Maker Project Lab (starts around the 6 minute mark).

Take a look at the YouTube channel, some really good stuff. Thanks for the mention Donald.