Entries in crafting (18)
Come out to Camille's Sidewalk Cafe today at 2:00PM and get your MAKE on with other like-minded hackers, artists, and technical wizards. Project sharing is highly encouraged in this friendly roundtable discussion.
There's likely to be a good bit of chatter about the Maker Faire:NC too!
I designed these Make magazine holders a week ago and I've finally finished them. I just posted the files over on thingiverse so you can make your own. Enjoy!
I like the look of Make magazine on my bookshelves but I wanted something to store them in that was similar to the holders I use for other magazines. Make's (and Craft's) unique form factor require a custom solution.
The images show the Make Magazine logo and cover art for each year. I'm assuming that I can't include the cover images in the files on thingiverse but I downloaded them from Make's own website if you want to make them exactly like mine.
Each file is designed for a loose fit for gluing and has been sized to contain four issues (one year).
I whipped these up in Corel Draw X4 and then cut them on the Epilog Helix 45w lazzzzor at TechShop RDU. I used 1/4" Baltic Birch plywood and then sanded the whole shebang to 400 grit. I finished the pieces with General Finishes Seal-a-Cell.
The raster and vector settings are in the files.
RUN (or drive safely) to your nearest book merchant and purchase Eccentric Cubicle by Kaden Harris. This book is a how-to manual for making some fantastic projects that you can use to decorate your office, home, studio, or workshop.
Just Some of the included projects are:
- A mechanical golfer
- Lucid dreaming induction device
- USB-powered bubble blower
- Fog machine
- A desktop guillotine
What's possibly even cooler than the projects themselves is the instructional wisdom that comes from a veteran maker. Kaden Harris is a FULL-TIME maker/artist that makes antiques from a parallel universe: museum-quality miniature catapults and machina arcana, handcrafted corporate gifts, and executive rewards.