Several years ago Derek and I started vacationing on the beautiful Sunshine Coast and fell in love with Roberts Creek. Last year in March we finally made the move and rented a cabin by the beach for a few months while we waited for the right home to come on the market. We found our house in summer and moved in September 1st. The past few months have been non-stop renos, yard work and getting the workshop built but we’re finally settled!
Python based 3d printer slicers need to be faster: rantenki/reticulatus. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mE1XwmJm848&w=853&h=480] It should be noted that this has no interface, no gui, not cmdline, andcannot yet be used for slicing unless you call the libraries directly from python. That is all.
Here’s a brand new clock we’re in the middle of making. The top shows the design, below that are a few snapshots of the first two layers cut. The base layer is a 2 inch thick slab of walnut, next is the maple, the top layer will be tigerwood. That’s the orange top part in the drawing. We will be cutting the tigerwood this afternoon. We’ll bring is along to Maker Faire in whatever stage of completion it happens to be.
Here’s another project we’ve just completed. The mirror frame is maple, cut on the CNC. Decorated with the blue dyed 2 part resin. Planning the next mirror now which will be a full length one. Hopefully I’ll post the design soon.
Well the pub sign is finally done! We’ll be bringing it to Maker Faire this year but it’s final home will be above our kegerator beside the bar. We cut the sign on our big CNC from scraps of HDU (High Density Urethane) kindly given to us by Dan Sawatsky of Imagination Corporation. Dan is pretty much the world’s greatest sign maker and a huge inspiration. Phew! I think it’s time for a beer.
Here is a photo of our first clock finished with the engraved brass inset parts.
Here’s a snapshot of the pub sign. Almost finished! This was designed on the computer, cut on the CNC (Computer Numerical Control router) out of HDU (high density urethane), details added with Magic Sculpt and painted.
Progress on the pub sign is slow but steady. Just the Raven and fox to finish up. Hoping to do that this weekend. Just signed up for Vancouver Maker Faire 2012 today!!
Spring is here, the sun is shining and I’m working in the shop! Life is good. We’re starting to gear up for Vancouver Maker Faire 2012. First project to finish off - the Fox and Raven pub sign! This one has been sitting on my work bench for far too long. I finally started the painting this week. Here’s the progress so far: You may notice a sign making beginners mistake (I’ve made several) painting before gluing on the letters.
I’ve been hanging around in the Fur section of Dressew a lot lately. Dressew is the best fabric store in Vancouver. It’s huge! They also have the largest selection of fur fabric anywhere in the lower mainland, which attracts a certain…clientelle. Before you ask, I wasn’t buying any to wear! I’ve started on a few new projects which require vast quanities. The first is Oleg the Yeti: He’ll stand about 30" tall.