Yesterday was the Brand New IDEO make-a-thon. My submission was a wood block solution 49 squares of popler laid on their sides. In the final version the long grain formed the letters and the edge grain formed the squares. Looking forward to see where Michael and the rest of the Brand New IDEO team take things.
Core77 has the full coverage.
Whipped up this camera strap today. I’d like to find some nicer thread. The waxed stuff looks a little too “Summer Camp”.
Thanks Steele Canvas in Chelsea MA. for the scrap leather.
Wohooo! I got my embossing press from amazon a few days ago. I immediately removed the lame seal they sent and cut my own from 1/8in acrylic. I had high hopes for the press but sadly it wasn’t strong enough to make a good impression with the acrylic dies. So I used the harbor freight arbor press and the little insert that came with the embossing press. I’m going to keep experimenting. Not bad for a first shot.
Sad but necessary,
The base of the Norway Maple tree in my back yard was suffering from irreversible rot damage. Due to the unsafe conditions, we were forced to cut it down. However, a small section will live on. When stacked these 6 sections create a small pieces of the Norway Maple. I hope to make a few sets to share with friends and allow the tree to grow beyond my yard.
Quick Make session today.
My toe straps broke so I made some new ones.