Saturday, 14 January 2012

Mini digger


In it's second revision already it's finally here, the mini digger, executive desk toy. A lazy susan rotary base, and two levers to control the arm, giving 3 joints of movement (move them both together to move the whole arm) (svg here)



Friday, 13 January 2012

Lazy Susan


My bearings finally arrived so I can make my mini lazy susan. It's a simple mechanism but it can be used in all sorts of places, expect to see it appear in a much larger project shortly. (svg here)



Thursday, 12 January 2012

Game of Thrones - Wolf


I stumbled across an image for the new series of Game of Thrones and I thought that the Stark family crest would go well in this veneer style. A few nights converting it to a vector image and voila. (svg here)

I might ebay this item. If anyone is interested please email me.



Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Light box


Over the last few nights I converted an old moving box into a light box. If I'm going to be taking all these photos I should probably improve my camera skills. I've also bought some new white lightbulbs and a tripod which should all help when they arrive. (and a sneaky peek of tomorrows item)



Fish Scale


The last design in the series for the moment. (svg here)

I guess these look like coasters but there more like samplers, I'm definitely looking for other places to use this technique as tomorrows post will demonstrate.


Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Dragon Scale


A second shot at the dragon scale pattern, this one worked much better, I even had the foresight to leave the rows of scales attached to each for easy assemblage. (svg here)

Monday, 9 January 2012

Chinese Mountain Scale


Building on the previous scale idea, I looked up some more scale patterns but this time cut them in veneer which makes life much easier for myself. This is a Chinese mountain scale, the veneer is still not perfect for this because each scale overlaps and underlaps its neighbours. (svg here)

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Dragon Scales


I wanted a way to use up all the little scraps or wood left over from the laser cutting process. I figured I could cut lots of single scales and then glue them all together. I like it but it could be so much better, stay tuned.