Collaborating with MidJourney AI

Hey folks. Most of you know me from the POV CNC YouTube channel, where I do woodworking, teaching and generally waste time trying to keep that cat away from the microphone. I wanted to share a different sort of project with you today. This one involves canvas, spray paint, lasers and Artificial Intelligence.  I have…

Things that go blink in the night…

A while back I came across this cool LED Controller called PixelBlaze. It packages together WiFi access and LED Controller interface in one handy package. As I am not a big electronics whiz, the idea of only dealing with 3 soldar connections appealed to me. I also had a few 8 by 8 LED panels…

Painted Inlay on MDF

A design by Tyler Foust created on the Glowforge This piece was created from a design offered on Reddit by user Tyler Foust. The design is one continuous piece and I thought it would look particularly good when cut out on a laser cutter. Once the Design was cut out, I spray painted the two…

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).