05th Feb 2017

Northern Lights

Here’s a Northern Lights effect. Can you guess how it’s done? It’s a CD being rotated in front of a servo.  

28th Jan 2017

Peppers Ghost

Erica brought up this idea of doing Peppers Ghost as a DIY activity for kids. Most instructions call for a piece of acrylic or glass. I happen to have some...

28th Jan 2017

DIY Buttons

I brought four blazers to the dry cleaner at Lincoln Fields last summer. All four of them had lost their buttons. I asked how much to put buttons and he...

27th Jan 2017

Decorative CD Mirrors

Here are some mirrors I’ve been making. This is very fun. I think it would be a fun workshop. The last picture is the hangar at the back. I used...

25th Jan 2017

Dress from CDs

My friend wants me to make her a dress from CDs. Anybody else want to join in to make one too? She thinks its better to have more people and...

30th Dec 2016

Spinny Thing

I saw this cool post in Reddit with a spinny thing that looks like it was stamped from sheet. It inspired me to try to make one from a CD....

03rd Nov 2016

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...

07th Oct 2016

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 Jun 2016

Ottawa’s Vinyl and CD Earring Maker

These earrings (and pendants) are made from CD, DVD and a vinyl (from LP records). Vinyl, CD and DVD material has beautiful structural color. It reflects light and the interference patterns create color....

06th May 2016

Brooches from CD

I’ve been making earrings from CD/vinyl and earrings from wood. I got some nice brooch pins so I want to make some of those too. Here are the first ones...

05th May 2016

Next Steps for Vinyl

Sarah of The Canadian Maker has approached me and I am excited to announce that we will be collaborating on earring design and she will be bringing it to trade shows....

20th Dec 2015

Silly Walks Vinyl Clock

I’ve been making vinyl clocks which involves cutting up vinyl records that have been cast away (I catch them before hand by finding people who are disposing). I still wind up with...

19th Dec 2015

Tues Peinture

Come out for a brew Tuesday, December 22nd at Atomic Rooster. The event is at 8:30pm so get there early to get a good spot! It’s at 303 Bank (at...

16th Jun 2015

Spirograph Business Card Using CNC

I made spirograph business cards in the past using a laser cutter. They were one of the more popular cards I’ve made. Here’s the CNC version. I’m cutting these out...

31st May 2015

Hendrix with Vinyl, CD and DVD

Here are some experiments using vinyl, CD and DVDs as inlay to make a portrait. Follow those links for more detail on what and how I’m cutting. I cut away...

20th May 2015

CD Wind Mobile

I was asked to make some circles for a Wind mobile ornament project. Here are the results so far.   Here’s what it looks like to make the parts. Here’s...

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