28th Sep 2014

Inlay

The recent rooster inlay came out pretty nice so I decided to try more experiments. Do you have some simple subject matter you’d like me to try? I want to try a...

23rd Sep 2014

Timeless Rooster

This year’s rooster is Timeless Rooster. He’s made from walnut, teak, maple and many other exotic hardwoods from around the world. His glowing eye tells time using color. He is sanded to 3600...

22nd Sep 2014

CNC Machine

I’ve revived the Marauder simple CNC design project so I wanted to look look at the specifications of the machines I’ve been using. It can help guide some of the parameters of the...

20th Sep 2014

Squiggly Draw V3

Here’s another version of Squiggly-Graph I made for three-year old Baby Angelo. I tried bigger teeth to see what would happen. One of the two gears is actually captive once...

16th Sep 2014

Gear Toy

I making a gift for Baby Angelo (3 years old). I want to make him a gear toy. It will be peg-board and bolts that thread in from the bottom. Gears will...

30th Aug 2014

3D Printing

I installed my 3D printers after some reorganization to make space. These machines are a handy but to be frank I’ve had better payback from CNC Laser and CNC rotary cutting....

30th Aug 2014

Got Dust? CNC Dust Control

I love my CNC machine but it generates loads of dust and swarf. So much vacuuming. Even when I changed the vacuum bag often it was still overloaded and spewing dust out the exhaust....

19th Aug 2014

Marauder CNC

The world needs more portable and accessible CNC stuff. Makers can visit venues with various cutters (and people have their own cutters) but I think it’s time for “pop-up cnc” that...

05th Aug 2014

CNC Laser Overhaul

I’ve had a CNC laser cutter  for a while now. I can’t tell you how much help these machines are. It’s  has worked great since installing it. Well up until recently when some...

02nd Feb 2014

Software Tool Chains

Since I’ve been making things I’ve started to rely more and more on more modern fabrication/prototyping methods. They include: CAD (Computer Aided Design) CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) CNC Machines, CNC Laser,...

27th Nov 2013

Philippines Christmas Parol Lantern Kits/Templates 2013

What’s a Parol Lantern? Parol Lanterns are a beloved Philippines Christmas tradition. Get the 2015 Parol Lantern hardboard kit by emailing darcy@inventorArtist.com! The New Open Source Parol Want to make your...

07th Sep 2013

Big Oil Rooster

My 2013 rooster project is Big Oil Rooster. Its at Atomic Rooster for a month ending on October 13 (vernissage September 17th). Big Oil Rooster drives a thermoelectric powered car powered by tea-lights. I...

04th Aug 2013

CNC Drop Trays

Here’s a CNC technique I’d like to share. When making small parts, instead of using tabs you can use drop trays. Tabs (right) are used when you have a collection of...

11th Jun 2013

Business Cards from LP Records

I cut some LP records as part of my business card project. This proved to be a bit tricky and time consuming. Records are actually fairly inconsistent in thickness, hardness and...

07th Mar 2013

PrintrBot Plus First Print

Last night I was able to get my PrintrBot Plus to do it’s first print! I made a plastic SD card holder I found on Thinkiverse. The machine runs very...

17th Nov 2012

3D Printer Out of Storage

My 3D printer is now operational again. This machine will be for prototyping propellers and other plastic parts for my model airplane project. I think it may be able to...