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Posts Tagged making

  • Seurat Shadow Box

    Sitting in my armchair earlier this month I noticed a little 4”x4” shadowbox on our bookshelf with a multi layered pine tree scene. I thought it was really basic and heck I could do that! But I wanted…

  • Making Rubber Stamps

    So, the idea of making a custom rubber stamp came up the other day. Background See, recently I made some laser cut bowls for family as a x-mas present. On the bottom I engraved a kind of logo or maker…

  • Chainmail bracelet

    I watched a pile of YouTube videos of people making chainmail and methods for making rings. So I took a wooden dowel and drilled a hold thru it about 1 inch from the end. I chucked that end in a drill…

  • 2021 Gift: Laser Bowls

    I started off super ambitions this year, farted around with some ideas, then finally landed on these fairly simple bowls. Finding the design I found this site full of free vector files called DesignCN…

  • Police car ornament and the Dozer

    I got a request from my sister-in-law for a police car tree ornament. Her oldest boy is really into police and cars and would love a tree ornament. I searched for designs I might laser cut or 3d print…

  • Leather Insignia

    A friend got a new Indian Motorcycle and wants to personalize it. She wanted her rank insignia on the heat shield and a couple of other pieces. From what I’ve seen of people embossing leather I figure…

  • Wallet Leatherwork

    With my new found laser cutting capabilities I decided to try it on leather. I’ve wanted to make a wallet for some time. I looked around a bit and finally found one with lots of card pockets that I li…

  • Bought a Laser Engraver

    Laser Engravers look fascinating and they are driven with GCode just like the 3D printer. Here’s my first few attempts to use it. And everyone got one of these for X-Mas: I’ll bet I could use this to …

  • More Leatherwork, Making Beer Coozies From Wrecked Pannier Bags

    With COVID happening, group motorcycle rides is one of the only things I get out for. You’re outside and most of the time, in your helmet. They’re pretty safe. Until there’s an accident. A fellow ride…

  • COVID-19 Mask Strain Relief Clips

    So, COVID-19 hit and I’ve got a 3d printer. So I got straight into printing these clips to help nurses masks more comfortable. I printed about 1500 total and shipped them out to anyone I could find th…

  • Leatherwork bracelet, carved

    I picked up a set of leatherwork tools for carving and thought I’d try my hand at it. My daughter had plans to have friends over for her birthday and do a D&D campaign. With this inspiration I decided…

  • First Leatherwork, break and clutch covers

    I ride year round. I noticed, even through gloves, that the cold seeps into my fingers from the break and clutch levers. It’s noticable as compared the grips as they have rubber covers. I decided this…

  • A Halloween Costume Addition

    The group costume idea is one I like to get behind. This year we were all working on characters from How To Train Your Dragon. I, of course, and going to be Stoick the father. I wanted to do one featu…

  • Make Your Own Pinata

    The offspring wanted a birthday party at our house. She wanted a unicorn pinata. PartyCity had no such thing. DIY Dad to the rescue! With a few cardboard boxes, some toilet paper tubes and tissue pape…

  • A Fairy Door

    I cut these pieces with a jigsaw freehand and glued them up.…

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