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...

10th Jan 2017

Vinyl Desk Clock

I’ve made vinyl clocks but decided to try a desk clock. This is made from a vinyl record that has been cut (smooth corners) and bent with a heat gun....

30th Dec 2016

Spinny Thing

I saw this cool post in Reddit with a spinny thing that looks like it was stamped from sheet. It inspired me to try to make one from a CD....

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...

12th Oct 2016

Ottawa Makerfaire 2016

Make613 was at Makerfaire 2016! It’s maker friendly, family friendly, adult friendly and just plain friendly! Make613 showed lots of projects including assembling a 3D printer throughout the fair. I also brought the Vinyl...

08th Oct 2016

Name Tags

As a tool library volunteer I’m making some name tags for the other volunteers. I decided to get Jonathan involved with his new CNC machine. Also there are a bunch...

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...

07th Oct 2016

Lacing Activity

My friend works at a home for older people so she asked me to make up these lacing shapes. They are to improve hand dexterity.

01st Oct 2016

Bamboo Parol Lantern

Here’s a 24″ bamboo Parol Lantern Frame. This is made from 3/32″ bamboo from bamboo blinds! I’m very pleased as it is very rigid. DIY Bamboo Parol Lantern Here’s how...

29th Sep 2016

Facing Acrylic

I was able to successfully reface this trophy that was wrongly engraved. I used a 1/8″, 1 flute, upcut, 5000rpm, 6ipm. The two types of tool marks are with 70%...

27th Sep 2016

Wood Coasters

Jonathan bought a 3040 CNC machine with a 350W DC spindle. He’s already a machinist but I’m familiar with this particular machine class so I I’ve been showing him some software tool-chain...

28th Jul 2016

Firefly V2

Firefly Version 2 is in the works with a thanks to a grant from Ontario Art Council! Mark Stephenson, Michael Grant and I are designing this project from the ground up. We...

19th Jul 2016

Custom Cutting Boards

A quick and affordable to make a unique gift is to laser engrave a cutting board. Check out these examples that I made for friends.  

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...

01st Jul 2016

Throwie

I really like throwies. As you can see it’s listed in my idea page for light installations. I’ve got them on my mind since I made some cake stands for...

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