16th Jun 2015

Spirograph Business Card Using CNC

I made spirograph business cards in the past using a laser cutter. Here’s the CNC version. I’m cutting these out of CD cases. I have CD cases leftover from making...

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...

28th Apr 2015

Guitar Picks

I made up some guitar picks with my CNC machine. I added holes to some of them figuring that was a good idea. I made them from vinyl, polycarbonate sheet,...

25th Apr 2015

Silly Walks Clock Conversion!

I made a Ministry of Silly Walks conversion kit by cutting out parts from a DVD cover (yay for upcycling). I’m supposing the material is polypropylene. If you’d like to see...

21st Apr 2015

Suck-o-Matic

We need a vacuum for the CNC613 project. I’m going to make a nice dust extractor but I wanted to pull something together quickly for the mean time. I came...

17th Apr 2015

CNC 6040 Custom

I’m putting together a CNC machine for the CNC613 project. I ordered a 6040 chassis from Shenzhen, China. That means it has a working area of about 60x40cm. Working height...

16th Apr 2015

CNC Cart

I need a cart for the CNC613 project. Here’s a concept I drew up that uses 24′ of 2×4 and 30′ of 1×4. I was thinking I’d use drywall screws and glue....

13th Apr 2015

Switch Plates

I’ve been making things from vinyl lately. Who doesn’t want vinyl switch plates! I saw these in the internet and couldn’t resist making my own!

26th Feb 2015

Keyboard Holder

Put your keyboard on top of your monitor to save space! You can just grab it to do more serious typing or poke the keys while it’s in the tray....

19th Feb 2015

Vinyl Comb

I needed a comb. So I made a comb out of vinyl. Came out really nice. The small one is the size of a business card.  

18th Jan 2015

CNC613: Ottawa CNC!

CNC613 is a group of CNC enthusiasts in Ottawa. Here’s a quick video of the machine in action!   What’s a CNC Cutter/Engraver? It’s an great way to cut or...

15th Jan 2015

Vinyl Valentines Templates

I made valentines cards on the laser a while back. Super fun but it’s a bit more labor than it looks. I used a simpler technique with Christmas Cards using templates...

12th Jan 2015

Record Tote

I occasionally have to carry a few records for the Record Clock project. It’s not too hard but there are a lot of ways to damage records. I’ve been carrying...

10th Jan 2015

Aluminum Dog Tags

I want to make a batch of aluminum dog tags for all my friends with dogs. My first prototype came out good enough to use but it’s not very nice. I’m going...

03rd Jan 2015

Wood Menu

Living Hinge Table Topper I made a lace-up table topper prototype but I wasn’t sure how well it would lace up. I put extra holes to experiment. I can’t picture...