07th Mar 2017

Wooden Whistle

I have fond memories from childhood of making a whistle out of a branch from a tree. When summer comes I’ll make one and post it here but in the...

25th Feb 2017

Violin Rack

Rob showed me this cool violin rack concept so we decided to make some for fun. I’ve drawn it up and have a couple problems to work on. I will make...

18th Feb 2017

Towers of Hanoi

Here’s something fun! I made the oak one about 20 years ago for a fun summer project. I just made a quick one up from some local pine and maple....

30th Jan 2017

Wood Doorstops

Check out these door stops I made from local wood.

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...

10th Jan 2017

Vinyl Desk Clock

I’ve made vinyl clocks but decided to try a desk clock. This is made from a vinyl record that has been cut (smooth corners) and bent with a heat gun....

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...

02nd Nov 2016

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...

08th Oct 2016

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

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

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.

29th Sep 2016

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

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...

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