I wanted to have a topic where I could just photodump all my recent projects to show off a little
Inspired by someone here I recreated this keychain/ keyplace thing as a gift to my friend. They are big HP fans and this was a very easy project in plywood. I had some junk keychains that I butchered to get the metal parts.
I’m building a house right now and our contractor is also a windmill specialist. Proper 400-500 year old windmills. I wanted to do a project in thin veneer and his logo was perfect to create in layers. I gifted it to him and it now resides on his desk.
Needed to address the clutter on my desk. The design is from thingiverse in 4mm poplar plywood.
Pass through project! with manual indexing I could not get it to line up perfectly. Since the error was the same with all the cuts I think my indexing ruler was off or shifted.
Made myself a twohanded powersword!
I tried again after and scaled it down quite a bit to the correct size but I still can’t get the indexing right.
My first real test using acrylics. This is a friends company logo. light to deep engrave. The light engrave is perfect for straight use but not visible enough on this material and I wanted to do an epoxy fill so I needed some depth. also. defocus that laser! the engrave is so much nicer! Instead of lines you get an actual surface.
Big one with epoxy. The big mistake here is that I should’ve used transfer paper before the engrave so I could clean up the epoxy afterwards. I tried sanding but soon scrapped this as a fail. I’ll retry in the future using transfer paper.
Tried again with acrylic paint. The paint cured and cracked. It was still a mess. I should’ve used transfer tape…
Whenever I feel a bit in a corner designing for the forge I go back to cardboard and whip up something easy. The material is so forgiving and easy to work with.
(Notice the inside of the small ‘A’ fell out! it’s right in between the supports…
My favourite alien robots needed to be represented. I might even go ahead and make these into some coasters.
I’m just going to start posting my makings in this topic to have a place to show off here (instead of littering the forum with topics)
also: Proper write-up on the kittyseat: A proper seat for a king to sit on. (Black Panther Throne in Acrylic)