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...

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...

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...

01st Jul 2016

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

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...

16th Jun 2016

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...

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....