Cubism: Using a 90 degree bit to make cubes with Shapeoko.

Getting started So I have had in mind for a while, the idea of making cube shapes out of 1/4 inch material on the Shapeoko. Most of this came about from a combination of fiddling with a 90 degree bit and realizing that basic math says a cube is just a bunch of 90 degree…

Christmas Kitty

I would hate for this blog to just become a place where I post sad things, so here is something nice: We welcome a new family member this week named Rory. He is my Christmas kitty and a welcome addition to the home. He has a big personality and quite an appetite. He is just…

It’s been a rough year.

Valentine “Binky” Clark ?/2002 – 12/12/2017 I am sad to say that my sweet kitty Valentine passed away today. She was with me for over 12 years and was as spoiled as I could possibly make her. Writing her story down helps me remember the joy she brought me. Hopefully it will bring you some…

There is a cat sized hole in my heart.

Cricket July 10, 1997 – August 25, 2017 I lost a good friend today. He was my constant companion for a little over 20 years. My first pictures of him were taken with a 35mm film camera (remember film?). He was born a tiny, talkative ball of grey fluff with big blue eyes. And while…

Wooden Lightsaber Mk II

This is my second attempt at a wooden lightsaber. This is the first one I have assembled out of a batch of 4. I will put the other 3 up for sale at $125 each. You can reach me at shogun@12ftguru.com if you are interested.

Wormhole

More adventures in turning wood¬†into weird shapes…  

DragonCon Photos

It’s that time of year again. Time to get inspired by the creative cauldron that is DragonCon.¬†Special kudos to Connie for the fantastic River Tam cosplay (and for being a huge Gator fan).  

The After Christmas Santa Post

As usual, Santa’s workshop has been very busy for the past few months. These are a few of the things I made for Christmas this year.  

The Long Delayed DragonCon Picture Post

It pays to have friends who are insanely talented. Case in point… I took a picture at this years DragonCon that I was really pleased with. The lighting hit just right and I got a great shot. My only problem was a few stray people in the shot. I posted it on FaceBook with a…

MyPlay: Why customer experience matters

A good customer experience can be a heck of a great marketing tool, but a bad customer experience can be more toxic than a reality TV marathon. So let’s talk about MyPlay.com…