20th Jul 2017

Wood Signs

I was asked to make this cool cat sign using wood and a laser for engraving. Seems nice I think I’ll make more. Related: Cutting Boards

19th Jun 2017

Darth Vader Coasters

I made Darth Vader coasters during a CNC demonstration at the Ottawa Makerspace. Everybody loved them. Especially since it was Fathers Day! They’re made from stained birch.

03rd Jun 2017

Fidget Spinner

I had some bearings lying around so I made a fidget spinner. I find it pretty uninteresting. I liked playing with the bearing by itself more. I’m wondering if there’s...

25th May 2017

Dress from CDs

A group of us are making dresses that use CDs in some way. There is still room in the project for more. So let me know if interested. darcy@inventorArtist.com Here are...

06th May 2017

Coasters from Records

I managed to figure out how to cut records fairly accurately and consistently. So I made some coasters. I think bands could have a lot of fun giving coasters away...

26th Apr 2017


Welcome to Ottawa’s latest makerspace! Visit Hack613! This is your chance to learn about 3d printing, CNC, laser machines, Arduino, soldering, electronics and more. A place to collaborate, help each other and...

19th Apr 2017


Check out this cool drawing machine! As you can see I’ve already had it at the pub. I’ll be bringing this to more meetups and other socials! There are plans all over thingiverse...

04th Apr 2017

Laser Cut Business Cards

I make business cards from leftover and cutoff material. These ones are made from record covers from the record clock project. They’re the most popular of all my cards followed by...

25th Mar 2017

CNC 3020

I’ve got one of these machines. I’ll report more later after I’ve tested it more.   1 Effective working travel: 200(X)mm*300(Y)mm*50(Z)mm 2 Shape dimension: 550×400*350mm 3 Max.workpiece dimension: 200mm*300mm<65mm 4 Work table dimension: 200mm*300mm*15mm 5 Carving deepth:...

11th Mar 2017

CNC 2020

This is a “2020B” kit. It’s made from PVC. This machine is small enough to be considered portable. Assembly was pretty easy and fun so I highly recommend this kit. A...

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 a Towers of Hanoi puzzle. I made the stained one about 20 years ago for a fun project. We made a few thousand of them....

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...