Ramblings of a maker


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...


Bought a belt sander. Cleaned it up

Here’s what I got for around 20 euros. It’s an Atlas Copco belt sander made in Germany in 1997. It just might be the only tool I own that is made in Germany. This...


Electro-etching steel. Part two

Getting closer now. After the first tests with the piece of pipe, I ordered some turned roller blanks. The vinyl mask used last time wasn’t up to the task though. The final design has...


Electro-etching steel. Baby steps.

Alright. Got a request to make an embossing roller for leather. They usually look something like this: Now, the first solution I thought of, was a CNC mill with an A axis. an A...


Motivational Light up sign!

I used the new Silhouette Portrait cutter-plotter on this project. Easy to use and fun. Made a short video about building this sign. Check it out and don’t forget to subscribe!


Laser Cut Cable Organizers!

Decided to make a short movie about making these animal-shaped cable organizers. Let me know what you think about my shoddy editing skills.


Laser Marking Steel – Part Two

As promised, I’ve made some more tests with DM-90. Here are the knives from the end of the last post. Settled on using 40mm/s at 35% power. It worked fine on these. I also...