When I found myself needing to brand dozens of items at a time, relying on propane to keep my original branding iron hot just wasn’t going to be effective or efficient. Keeping my iron at a consistent temperature was going to be near-impossible. So I set out to find a way to attach a custom […]
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 […]
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 […]
It’s taken me 27 years to really understand what really excited me in this world (STEAM & the Maker Movement). Now I have a plan to make it my life. When I first parted ways with academia back in 2013, I was a fledgling engineer with no ambitions beyond achieving a sustainable income and comfortable […]
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 […]
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.
Most DIY CNC kits utilize off the shelf solutions as spindle motors. These are certainly compromises compared to what you might find on a professional grade CNC, but they generally do a passable job. On the Shapeoko 3, your two supported options are the Makita RT0701C and Dewalt DWP611 compact routers. These are both very […]