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Hello VinylCutter

Recently, the tool fairy brought me a consumer grade vinyl cutter.A feature that attracted me to this model is that it can cut paper. Making intricate cuts in paper is much easier with a tool like this, and much less expensive than with a laser cutter. The Silhouette Cameo is an interesting machine. It’s extremely affordable, and probably best for light personal use. As a classroom tool, it might not be durable enough. It definitely isn’t made for commercial use, but there appear to be plenty of things you can do with it. Continue reading

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Decorating with the EggLathe

Decorating with the EggLathe allows your egg to turn, while you can draw on it with a pen, or paint brush.

This EggLathe was built of laser cut corrugated plastic, and is an early iteration of the design. The first parts were cut of cardboard, but future parts should be cut from either acrylic or baltic birch plywood. Continue reading

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Radio Takepart Discovery

Wondering what you might find inside an old radio or boombox? In this video, I explain a bit about what the guts of a radio are. There is also a bit of discussion about the tools and techniques.

Taking apart devices that we use on a regular basis can provide a fascinating view of what things are and how they work.

There are photos of this project. Continue reading

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