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Mondo Posters Framed

I finally got around to framing the two posters I bought at the Mondo Disney show a few months back.  Michaels had a deal this weekend that I couldn’t pass up.  The 20,000 Leagues poster by Martin Ansin is an odd size (12″ x 36″) and I was planning to just make custom frames for both.  Instead, I bought two of the 24″ x 36″ frames, surgically separated one of the sides, cut the top and bottom down (and the backing board), and put it all seamlessly back together.  I had already purchased two pieces of glass that switched out with the plastic the frames came with.  The Rocketeer poster is by Cesar Moreno.

That show had a ton of amazing posters, but these two were my favorites and I had to get them.  They look pretty sweet on the wall.

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Large Icosahedron Prototype

Large Ico Prototype

This is a cardboard prototype I put together for a custom icosahedron order I may be building for someone on etsy.  The final will be made of sturdier materials.  This prototype was mostly to determine size, which was a little too big.

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Bird Cage Prototype

Bird cage

Not sure what to call this but bird cage is about right.  My wife has started looking for Christmas gift ideas this year and stumbled across something similar to this.  It looked like fun to try making so I hit the garage after dinner and started cutting a little hunk of poplar.  It was interesting, maybe fun, but I definitely learned a few things.  Maybe after some fine tuning of the scroll saw, i might crank out some Christmas themed ones this year.

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Super Anna

 

super anna

Our family just finished up a week long Christian camp with awesome activities and some great preaching.  We had a wonderful young lady named Anna taking care of our table each day in the dining hall, so we made a card to say how much we appreciated her.  She really likes super heroes.

I was pressed for time and didn’t have much art stuff with me so this is HEAVILY inspired by Dan Hipp (@misterhipp).

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Skull Stencil

skull stencil

I was asked to help with a woodworking project and build a stencil for a large (18″ tall) skull that would be painted and then areas be cut away.  I redrew the design to clean it up and make it symmetrical, but the overall size exceeded what I can cut on my Silhouette Cameo.  So I broke it into two large decals, with registration marks in the eye (will be cut out anyway) and then made another smaller decal to cover the seam so no paint would sneak through.  Hopefully it will come out well, this is one project where someone else gets to do all the woodworking.

Drawn in MyPaint on my Intuos 4, traced into vector graphic in Inkscape.

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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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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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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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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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