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Scratcher Tunnel Finished

tunnel finished

I finally glued the rest of the segments together to finish up the tunnel.  It’s about 2 feet long now, so the cats can fully hide inside of it.  It’s actually a pretty solid form once the glue is all set.

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Thief ATM

thief atm

This happy chap, just got a lucky break from his state mandated accommodations.  He just needed to make a quick withdrawal from the bank.

Doodled in Krita on my Surface Pro 3.

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LEGO Technic Bracelets

lego technic bracelets

About a month ago I made a bracelet completely out of LEGO Technic parts.  It worked out pretty nicely and I couldn’t find anyone else that was making something similar, so I thought I would try selling them on etsy.  It just stinks that LEGO is such an expensive medium to make things with.

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Scratcher Tunnel

Scratcher Tunnel

Our little cat absolutely loves playing under a piece of cardboard  we fold up as a tent for him.  But it always falls down, so I thought I’d make him a permanent one he could jump on.

I cut two or three wardrobe boxes into 1 1/2 inch strips on my bandsaw and then into 15 1/4 inch lengths with a 30 degree bevel on each side.  I forgot to buy more glue so the above picture was as far as I got with what I had.  It will be about 2 feet long when it’s complete.

Feets of Cardboard

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Late May the 4th Doodle

you’re not my father

I had the idea for this doodle bouncing around in my head in time for May the 4th, but didn’t get time to draw it until this weekend.

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Baby Groot

baby groot

Groot was doing his best to aid in the fight, but once the bad guys noticed him and started heading his way, he thought he’d try out his new “cute little guy” defense to re-gain the upper hand.

Sketched out on paper and inked with brush pen, then scanned and colored in Krita on my Surface Pro 3.

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Master Sword Painted – Day 3

Master Sword Painted

We finally finished up the master sword with stain, paint, and a clear coat.

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Ackbar’s Fish Tacos

Ackbar Fish Tacos

I don’t think this picture is wrong, it would be if it was calamari.  More work from my retelling of a Star Wars story.

Drawn in Krita on my Surface Pro 3.

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Zelda Master Sword – Day 2

Master sword finished

This afternoon after church, we finished the master sword!  Well cutting and assembling, we still need to stain some parts and paint on some details.

I decided that while the jig idea I found would probably have worked, I would just cut the parts on the scroll saw this time to get it done this weekend.  I still have the templates if I want to make any more and build the jigs.  Pictures of the final steps and assembly below.

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Zelda Master Sword – Day 1

Yesterday we got started building my son’s Master Sword from Legend of Zelda.  We started with paper templates to cut some wooden templates from.  The idea was to then screw the templates to the final boards and reproduce them with a router trim bit.

Holding them by hand on my router table caused a ton of chipping, tear-outs, and throwing the wood around.  I’m gonna have to try a jig similar to this or just scrollsaw all the pieces.

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