Saturday, 19 November 2011

Jigsaw joint test

This was a quick test piece for something I'm currently working on. This ring is a small scale version of the edging for a tile game I'm making. More to follow shortly.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Marquetry Coasters

Having had some success with my marquetry experiments I'm now going to pass that knowledge on to Nottinghack in a marquetry workshop on the 21st of November. I needed a little something that they could make and take away with them (or leave on the new table to avoid coffee rings). This was the design I came up with, the impossible triangle is definitely geek chic. It will look better in 3 different colours of veneer but we'll be fixing that on Monday Night. (svg here)

Pond ripples

Another pattern I've seen on the internet in a few places, it reminds me of the ripples in a pond (svg file)

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Flower type shape

I saw an interesting shape online the other day and thought I could try to copy it. The whole thing was then cut in a purple shiny card that was rescued from some stuff being thrown out at work.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Pepakura Shotgun - Unfinished

A friend heard that I could now laser cut my pepakura files and he told me about a project he was about to start. He wants to resin fill a paper model of a shotgun like the halo armour, I was more than happy to modify the pdo file and cut it out for him. (I've bundled up the pdo file and the dxf files here). Sorry that the photo isn't the clearest of them all. He has promised me photos of the build once he starts assembling it.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Laser cut Pepakura

A friend at work was talking about pepakura with me. We both agreed that it took too long to cut out the shapes. Since I have a laser cutter I wondered if I could laser cut the parts. With a little bit of work I was able to convert the pattern into score lines and cut lines and run them both through the laser. Here are the first results, expect an instructable shortly and a much larger item too. (pdo here)

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Wedding Card 2

This design feels a lot more delicate, a few tweaks to make certain parts thicker and stronger and it will be good to go. (svg here)