24th Dec 2014

Christmas Cards from Record Stencils

I needed to make Christmas cards in a rush this year so really needed to tighten it up. So here’s what I came up with. I cut out some stencils from records using...

14th Dec 2014

Cutting CDs

Note: This machine is on display at Atomic Rooster pub July 14, 2015! Come by for a drink and to hang out! I’ve been cutting LP records to make vinyl clocks...

28th Nov 2014

Lunch Bag

I was challenged to mark some lunch bags for a “Lunch & Learn” in the soft skill space. I thought I’d stick a pen on a CNC machine and see...

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...