Projects in my first week


#1

Here are some of the things I have worked on in my first week.

Voltive holder from the shop with purple Heart wood and pearl acrylic, doing some jeans testing, a family puzzle, and a dice roller.


And an acrylic sign for a friends con booth.


#2

You going to do Scarab beetle designs too? (I see them in the background)

Also, will this burn in on the Denim last? it’d be a very cool way to add some local detail to jeans. Possibly in a subtle fashion.


#3

What a great start!


#4

The denim I washed and some of the brown came off so it looks better. (more white) and the scarab was a art project for college, probably wont come back to it. However I will be redesigning the votive holder with some cool silhouette imagery and a size update maybe for bigger candles.


#5

Love the jeans testing. I’m thinking that I can squeeze jean pant legs through the pass through slot.


#6

Just remember to take your legs out first. That’s a classic rookie mistake! :grin:


#7

ROFLMAO! On another topic… @henryhbk - did you hear about the UPS strike in MA? http://boston.cbslocal.com/2017/12/04/ups-drivers-against-70-hour-week/ Not good news for your :glowforge: owner neighbors who haven’t received their units yet.


#8

Its like I tell people learning to solder, if you can smell chicken then you’re holding the wrong end!


#9

Heh. Rule # 1 in my welding class (many years ago) was: if someone is on fire, tell them immediately.


#10

Great projects! Way to hit the ground running!


#11

Rule #1 in my welding class was to not tuck the bottom of your jeans into your boots. It’s really interesting how quickly the person (who didn’t follow rule #1) who ended up with slag between their foot and the tongue of their boot got their boot off. At least the wound was already cauterized and sterilized at that point.


#12

What a diverse set of projects and materials. I’m particularly interested in your denim work - keep us posted on your findings!


#13

Thanks for sharing your projects with us.

With the denim, how did you determine the “sweet spot” (not burning all the way through versus it disappearing after the first wash)?