16th Apr 2015

CNC Cart

I need a cart for the CNC613 project. Here’s a concept I drew up that uses 24′ of 2×4 and 30′ of 1×4. I was thinking I’d use drywall screws and glue....

12th Jan 2015

Record Tote

I occasionally have to carry a few records for the Record Clock project. It’s not too hard but there are a lot of ways to damage records. I’ve been carrying...

03rd Jan 2015

Wood Menu

Living Hinge Table Topper I made a lace-up table topper prototype but I wasn’t sure how well it would lace up. I put extra holes to experiment. I can’t picture...

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...

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...

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...

07th Jul 2014

Swirly Draw V2

Swirly Draw V2 is like the original Swirly-Draw except it has magnetic paper holder (like Art-O-Matic and Isocel-Ease). The idea of Swirly Draw was to be small and simple  but I...

25th Jun 2014

In Love With Foam

For me the One-Nite DIY Foam Cutter was just the right machine to fall in love with foam. It was perfect for prototyping and experiment. It was multi-purpose with shaping and slicing capability. It was light,...

10th Jun 2014

Microscope Stand

I just got this microscope in yesterday. It’s for general purpose but especially looking at circuits and electronic components. Yay I can finally read those little numbers on components! 🙂...

08th Jun 2014

Sudoku Board

I’m making a Sudoku game for my friend Adrian‘s dad who is a stroke victim. So the game needs to be intellectual and physical. Also robust. I think I’ll make one...

31st May 2014

CNC Machine for Portraits

I’ve been working on carving portraits using a CNC machine for a while without much luck. Today I managed to get it to work a bit better. This is using a 90...

27th May 2014

Swirly Draw

It’s a drawing machine you crank! Sort of a kid-version of art-o-matic. Seems easier than squiggly-draw too. I think this is great for kids. This one has a ratio of 39:40. I like it!...

24th May 2014

Checkers

I had fun making a small tic-tac-toe game so decided to try something bigger. I managed to get together a small 8″ checker board from hardboard. Now I have to...

22nd May 2014

The Beauty of Hardboard Tic-Tac-Toe

Hardboard doesn’t have much of a reputation but I think it’s very under-appreciated. Hardboard is that stuff found at the bottom of a drawer. Or the backing on a cheap...

10th May 2014

Isoscel-Ease the Drawing Robot

I learned a bit from making the Art-O-Matic swirling-drawing robot. The new Isoscel-Ease drawing robot uses triangular geometry rather than scissor geometry (other drawing robots). The two arms holding the pen are the...

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