Category Archives: Projects
When life give you lemons, make art. That was the challenge I set for myself when I shattered a couple oak boards for my SpaceX Droneship Coaster Project. With a little improvisation, I assembled my oak slats into something loosely resembling a pallet and engraved on it a stylized skyline from the best coast. Check out my video for the full story.
Making a personalized branding iron using Fusion 360 and my Carbide3D CNC machines. I scoured the internet to learn how to make myself a branding iron that didn’t require welding (to attach to a handle), but I wasn’t happy with what I found. Although I applaud the makers who took the initiative and carved their own branding irons with Dremels, I thought we could do better, we have the technology. So here’s my process for turning a block of brass … Continue reading
Now that Christmas 2016 is behind us, I can reveal all of the things I’ve been making for people. Previously, I’d shared some signs and plaques that I’d made. Today I’m able to show off two more projects that have made their way to their recipients: a San Diego Home-Love plaque in a similar style to what I’ve made before, and a Georgia/Atlanta ornament. Both were primarily fabricated with my Nomad 883 Pro. Hope you enjoy the project, and I’ll … Continue reading
With a little planning and some basic hardware, some sheets of 3mm acrylic can be turned into spinning ornaments that can be infinitely customized to express yourself. Project made possible courtesy of @apolloness.
60 pounds of Prosumer-grade awesome, and Make Magazine award winner. The majority of people looking to get into digital fabrication tend to consider cost to be a very important factor. The first CNC machine most individuals buy will probably cost less than $2,000. And that’s okay, because there’s plenty of value to be had in the entry-level segment. But what if your budget is more flexible? Unfortunately, CNC shopping isn’t like car shopping. You don’t get to test drive a … Continue reading
My good friends having a baby gave me a project idea, custom letter blocks. Super simple idea that I over-complicated by my choice of materials (“upcycling” some 2×4 scraps, instead of buying square dowels). Materials, Consumables, & Hardware: 2×4 scraps, untreated. 1-x- Pine board Acrylic Paint Shellac 1/8″ Ball End Mill