30th Oct 2014

Shoe Rack

Lately I’ve been dreaming of larger format CNC machines and I think a shoe rack could be a fun project. I’m just starting the project and I’ll I’ve done is...

04th Oct 2014

Wooden Invitations

Check out these wooden party invitations that were commissioned. They had their concept and design all ready. It’s simple and cute and comes together on this material very well. I love...

03rd Oct 2014

Parol Lantern Kits 2014

It’s time to make Parol Lanterns for Christmas! For “made-to-order” kits please email (darcy@inventorArtist.com) with how many and your address. You’ll receive a link to pay! They’re $10/kit. Order. The kits are...

03rd Oct 2014

Hanging Chess

The hardboard tic-tac-toe and checkers games came out nice so I wanted to try a chess set. A wall mount chess set that hangs like a painting would be nice. I saw some...

02nd Oct 2014

Skirt Inlay

Nobody came forward with any pictures so I’m doing this skirt I found in I google (“black and white stripped dress“). This is only 14 pieces so it should be fun...

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 6040

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

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

This is my CNC laser cutter. Here’s the machine in action. Chiller Radiator The radiator has sprung a leak. The radiator consists of  aluminum tubing (.375″ 9.6mm outside diameter). There are 16 coils...

03rd Jun 2014

Paint Box (Pochade Box)

I’m trying to save time so I decided to make a box to organize watercolors. I’ve been carrying them around in a cardboard box with no handle and I loose...

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...