EVERYBODY in our house is sick. I know I still need to be in the workshop doing stuff, but my brain just isn't firing on all cylinders. (Yesterday I thought it was October 24th.)
So #muchlove to @freshstartcustoms for hooking me up with this ready to make design. I cut, built, and painted with minimal brain involvement this morning. 😁 Just what my creative soul and ailing body needed. ...although the shape frame and lights have me thinking...
Papa’s got a brand new toy. The #glowforge laser printer is awesome! I have a little reservation about NEEDING to be online to use it, but otherwise it’s great. Let’s hope the rise of the machines doesn’t come for another 40 years or so. .
When I travel, one of things I love capturing with my camera to being home with me are new patterns. Things I could use to inspire things to make— right now things I could lasercut on my #glowforge . The beauty of ironwork on balconies and doors is particularly inspiring and I may design a line of architectural detail oriented jewelry this winter. This photo is not of ironwork but of rubber flooring on the top deck of a ferry that our train actually went right onto to cross the water part of traveling from Germany to Denmark. (Yes, the ferry holds a train!!). #geometricinspiration
The emoji wall vent cover wasn't even up a week before Jeanne decided that a cat cold air return wall vent grill cover would be purrrrfect. Her name is engraved and naturally rejected the diary paint. Pretty slick. Another side benefit of using the #glowforge to cut out cat silhouettes is that you end up with a bowl of cats to place anywhere and everywhere.
I asked my daughter if she thought the cold air return vent grill cover thing on her bedroom wall needed to be more stylish. When asked what she thought a cool replacement could be, she immediately shouted "EMOJIS!"
So I had her pick 50 emojis which I then organized into a grid, fired up the #glowforge and viola. Then she had me make 2 more for her friends and we put their names in the corner. She's 8... and awesome.
So this year's #powelloween game on the front porch will be a golf putting game. Put the ball through the front door of the Addams Family mansion and you win a prize.
These are all the #glowforge d windows which, if you do the math on 3 stories and a tower with widow's walk, you get a 7' tall house that's 4' wide.
First draft of a badge for a friend's Yamaha motorcycle. Created from a crude scan.
Next version I will be able to see what it looks like in person and with my calipers. I'm unsure if the shape should be completely symmetrical and straight lines or if it has lots of curves.
And the design of the actual graphics probably should leave the words in wood and engrave the inverse (make it black background)
Latest build of my Mastermind game design (with rack & pinion box closure) made from cherry plywood and walnut hardwood, with acrylic playing pieces. If you own a #Glowforge you can download my design in the user forum. If you don’t own one yet, use my referral code for a discount and help me get free stuff! https://glowforge.us/vklZIW