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...

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!

02nd Apr 2015

Karaoke Fund Raiser

I donated three vinyl clocks, vinyl jewelry and a Special Edition Zen Glider for a greyhound fund raiser. It’s a great cause and it was an interesting social. I highly recommend the Shanghai Restaurant...

26th Feb 2015

Business Cards from Record Covers

I’ve got a glut of record covers from the vinyl clock and vinyl jewelry project. I decided to stamp a few business cards from them. I’ve been laser cutting them...

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...

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...

19th Feb 2014

How to Make Rubber Stamp Business Cards

I love my regular laser cut buisness card (and other business cards) but want to add capacity that doesn’t depend on heavier tooling. So I decided to try stamping. I...

03rd Feb 2014

Cilantro-matic

I wanted to grow basil, cilantro, vegetables and fruit to so I could enjoy moving more towards healthy eating and cooking and eat out less. I decided to try to...

18th Jan 2014

DIY Valentines Cards

This technique is easy and fun. I created some cardboard templates (right). I find if there is a shiny surface it goes a little further before water starts to penetrate...

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...

11th Jun 2013

Business Cards from LP Records

I make business cards out of cutoffs (waste material) and with my vinyl clock project I wound up with extra vinyl. Here’s the latest version. The spindle is a 45...

04th Jan 2013

First Solar Charge

The other day was nice and sunny so I put my cell phone on one of the solar chargers. The battery was so low the phone would not start up....

28th Dec 2012

Crank Charger for Cell Phone

Before I made my good DIY solar charger, I just had this simple charger. So I made this crank backup to survive times when there wasn’t enough sun for the...

28th Dec 2012

Solar Cell Charging

I received some new stuff today. One item was A 5W panel which is charging my phone as I write this. My phone was at about 50% battery so it...

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