03rd Nov 2016
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Ottawa’s Vinyl Clock Maker

These LP records were up for disposal so they’re receiving a new life as clocks (store). The project has been interesting. I come across items that are nostalgic for myself but I also discover music and...

02nd Nov 2016
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Laser Cut Business Cards

Of all my business cards, laser cut are one of my favorite. I’ve done A-B testing by handing them out with other cards and people always keep the laser one and return...

12th Oct 2016
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Ottawa Makerfaire 2016

Make613 was at Makerfaire 2016! It’s maker friendly, family friendly, adult friendly and just plain friendly! Make613 showed lots of projects including assembling a 3D printer throughout the fair. I also brought the Vinyl...

08th Oct 2016
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Name Tags

As a tool library volunteer I’m making some name tags for the other volunteers. I decided to get Jonathan involved with his new CNC machine. Also there are a bunch...

07th Oct 2016
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Choker Necklace

We’re planning a choker necklace workshop. We are making the prototypes out of vinyl and CD. We are looking at different ways to clasp it. Ideas welcome! More pictures to...

07th Oct 2016
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Lacing Activity

My friend works at a home for older people so she asked me to make up these lacing shapes. They are to improve hand dexterity.

01st Oct 2016
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Bamboo Parol Lantern

Here’s a 24″ bamboo Parol Lantern Frame. This is made from 3/32″ bamboo from bamboo blinds! I’m very pleased as it is very rigid. DIY Bamboo Parol Lantern Here’s how...

29th Sep 2016
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Facing Acrylic

I was able to successfully reface this trophy that was wrongly engraved. I used a 1/8″, 1 flute, upcut, 5000rpm, 6ipm. The two types of tool marks are with 70%...

27th Sep 2016
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Wood Coasters

Jonathan bought a 3040 CNC machine with a 350W DC spindle. He’s already a machinist but I’m familiar with this particular machine class so I I’ve been showing him some software tool-chain...

28th Jul 2016
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Firefly V2

Firefly Version 2 is in the works with a thanks to a grant from Ontario Art Council! Mark Stephenson, Michael Grant and I are designing this project from the ground up. We...

19th Jul 2016
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Custom Cutting Boards

A quick and affordable to make a unique gift is to laser engrave a cutting board. Check out these examples that I made for friends.  

01st Jul 2016
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Cake Stand with LEDs

I made this set of lit cake stands. I made 12 columns for three cakes 5″, 8″ and 11″ tall. The columns are 2″ square. As you can see in...

01st Jul 2016
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Throwie

I really like throwies. As you can see it’s listed in my idea page for light installations. I’ve got them on my mind since I made some cake stands for...

01st Jul 2016
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Chalk Board Photo Booth 8×8 foot

Here’s an 8×8 foot chalkboard I made for a wedding! I used FAT paint which works with chalk. I got it from BlueBird at City Center. It comes in many nice...

23rd Jun 2016
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Stone

Arnold and I are up to something with stone and possibly wood or metals. Stay tuned to see what comes forward!

16th Jun 2016
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Stencils

I cooked up some stencils for the Stopgap Foundation ramps (recently assembled by volunteers at the Ottawa Tool Library event). The other brand you’re seeing there is Wellington West. While I...

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