Ramblings of a maker

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Fume extractor on a boom-arm

After all these years of soldering without a fume extractor I decided to quit a bad habit and build one. My parts bin is, of course, full of fans so I got a 120mm...

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V6 Engine-Block Coffee Table

Dmitry (we share the workshop) always wanted an engine block coffee table. After buying a second-hand rusty Ford V6 engine block, he sent it off to sand-blasting, then powder coated it red. He also...

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Vacuum forming. How hard can it be?

Quite. I laser cut the box. Started out with A4 size, because I figured simple PVC binding covers would work just fine. Who needs fancy HIPS sheets? Generated the box shape here. Then using...