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…

Firebox

This is a Firebox. I use it as sort of an artificial fireplace log on nights where it’s too warm for a fire. The firebox is an offshoot of the cubism project. The parts are cut out with a 90 degree bit to give me mitered corners. The individual pieces are then carved with what…

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…