25th Jan 2017

Dress from CDs

My friend wants me to make her a dress from CDs. Anybody else want to join in to make one too? She thinks its better to have more people and...

24th Dec 2016

Solar FREAKIN’ Cell Phones

What: This is a challenge to run your cell phone from off-grid solar! Who: You and anybody else who’s interested in, advocates or talks about green energy and the environment. Where:...

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...

02nd Nov 2016

Laser Cut Business Cards

Of all my business cards, laser cut are one of my favorite. I’ve done A-B testing by handing them out with other cards and people always keep the laser one and return...

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...

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...

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...

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...

06th Mar 2016

Wooden Business Cards

One of the perks of a laser or other CNC cutter is cool business cards! I’ve been using wood for my business cards. Exotic hardwood has been cool but oddly...

13th Feb 2016

Rotary Flip Book

Here are the instructions for assembling the Flip kits (bottom of page). You will need a glue stick, pencils or markers for decorating and glue (optional). Snap your kit together,...

20th Dec 2015

Silly Walks Vinyl Clock

I’ve been making vinyl clocks which involves cutting up vinyl records that have been cast away (I catch them before hand by finding people who are disposing). I still wind up with...

19th Dec 2015

Vinyl Notebook Cover

I making notebooks out of vinyl and record covers. I can make any combination. I will try one that’s a record cover, a record sleeve and then the vinyl. I like the record cover...

16th Jun 2015

Spirograph Business Card Using CNC

I made spirograph business cards in the past using a laser cutter. They were one of the more popular cards I’ve made. Here’s the CNC version. I’m cutting these out...

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...

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!

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