Some recycled and gifted walnut is reluctantly cooperating with me as I attempt to conjure up some chunky medicine cabinets. Some of it was in the cutoff bin at a local workshop. The wild grain and knots may have been better suited for an art piece than straight lines and right angles. The rest was […]
Author Archives: The Tinkerer
Recipe: Tool Drawer Organizer
Ingredients: messy tool drawer camera CNC router wood or foam to fit the drawer Software to taste Process: Organize your tool drawer Take picture of it trace your tools in illustrator or any other vector based software import your drawing into cam software carve material using a CNC router admire
Self Assembling objects
Objects that build themselves. What if they could also redesign themselves?Part awesome, part even more awesome. Via solidsmack
An intro to 5-axis CNC machining – part 1
I had the opportunity to tag along on a road trip with some members of the ShopBot team. They were headed to a shop in Wisconsin to help a customer with two ShopBot machines, a monster 16×5 3-axis machine and a brand new 5-axis machine. I have to admit I was there for the 5-axis. […]
Woodcut and linocut stamps
The list of potential uses for cnc machinery in the home and small business shop is limited only by creativity. Furniture and carved signs are obvious choices. How about custom stamps? Why not? My friend Ben has designed a few business cards for me. We got the idea that it might be fun to make […]
Wicked Awesome Movies from Tom Sachs
Always be knolling! Tom Sachs has worked with Frank Gehry in his LA furniture shop. In 1990 he found studio space in the evaporating machinery district in downtown New York and named it Allied Cultural Prosthetics. Among many other things, he has a knack for creating entertaining and dry videos that he uses as instruction […]
Algebra Touch for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch
So cool and so needed for those of us diving back into STEaM work after years away from formal math. Definitely worth $1.99. Algebra Touch for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch – YouTube.
The ABC of Architects
This video features an alphabetical list of the most important architects with their best known building. The ABC of Architects from fedelpeye on Vimeo.
Dovetail a Day
Inspired by Christopher Schwarz and my friend Jeff, I have started a dovetail-a-day project. Each day I will hand cut a dovetail joint. I’ll post the pictures here, warts, splits, gaps, and all. This project offers me the chance to improve some of my handwork skills and provides a great excuse to spend some time […]
The Skewed, Anamorphic Sculptures and Engineered Illusions of Jonty Hurwitz
Wow! That is all. The Skewed, Anamorphic Sculptures and Engineered Illusions of Jonty Hurwitz | Colossal.