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....

05th Jun 2016

Ottawa’s Wood Earrings Maker

This has proven to be a lot of fun. We have lots of wood on hand and are starting to try experiments. I kick started the project by picking five...

02nd Jun 2016

Earring Stand

I’ve been making a lot of earrings and necklaces so I need some stands for them. Here are some of my experiments so far.

01st Jun 2016

Robots and Ink

I’ve been making business cards out of record covers from LP vinyl (and many other things). They come out pretty unusual (good) but it’s a fair amount of work to stamp information...

21st May 2016

Dip Bot

I’ve had this project in the pipe for some time and I finally started to converge enough to write some code and get some experimenting done. I decided on an architecture...

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...