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…

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…  

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.  

A Simple Blanket Chest

I finally finished up a six board chest for the end of the bed. The top is from a project I made when I was about 19. It consists of a key collection, laid on a plywood back and sealed in acrylic resin. Throughout it’s life the top has been part of a coffee table, a…

Baby Stuff (Not mine – Don’t panic mom)

A baby rattle and the first of a set of blocks, for Elizabeth and Aaron Karp (or more specifically, for their baby girl). The handle gives it a bit of a royal septer look. However, since I am sort of assuming Aaron’s first child will be named “Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All” that should work…

Closet mods part II

Added a new section to the closet modifications. One step closer to being rid of the evil white wire rack shelves. The bottom section will get doors put on it. Then I get to switch over to the other side of the closet. This provides a good bit of space for king sized comforters and…

A Valentines day project

I am generally of the opinion that we should be good to people all the time rather than only on certain celebrated days. However, this was one of those late night ideas that rattled around in my brain until I let it out last weekend. I am very pleased with the results. These can be…