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Monday, June 18, 2012

Hold the Music

Let's Play Music piano music rackA few years back our next door neighbors (And best friends in the whole wide world) came to us with a problem. I don't recall the details exactly, we weren't exactly pointing fingers, but while she was teaching Piano the music rack was broken. I'm no piano player, but I do use a computer, and I recon that having the music held upright is one of those things you jut don't go without.

While we sat talking with them one evening, well after the kids were asleep, we started talking about this broken part. I suggested we might replace it. It didn't take us long to decide that it should have the letters "LPM" for Let's Play Music (Which is the name of her music classes.)

We'd already done a project for their daughter's birthday, and we loved the joined letters. It seemed a perfect fit. She suggested the font, and we modified the letters to take up the space. It wasn't an easy task but it paid off!


Saturday, June 16, 2012

Holding material down without a vacuum table.

Using a CNC has got to be the easiest form of woodworking. I once heard another CNC user say "I can't find a hammer that fits my hand." At the time I didn't get the joke but there's allot of truth there. I got a splinter the other day for the first time in what seems like years. I barely handle the materials i work with, and when i go to the local Woodworkers Club meetings, I make it a point to let the real woodworkers know that i have none of their skills. I know I have a hammer, I used it the other day to  break apart some trash before it went in the dumpster.

Unlike other forms of woodworking, there is very little "holding" the

Monday, April 30, 2012

Here comes the Sun!

Sun Bookshelf in my "Light Studio"(Get it, its a "sun":)
Threw together this concept for a Bookcase with a Sun theme. I looked around for a while and finally came across two images that really stuck out to me. This one takes after one of the images to a degree. I added the notching on the end of the rays. The request was for "A sun, maybe 40" diameter to sit in (its for a 5 year old), and books all around." This is what i came up with. Do you think the sun should Rise on this design?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Whimsical Tree Bookcase to match Mural.

A client commissioned a Bookcase to match a mural/whimsical theme for her house.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Stacking Boxes: Batman, Starwars, Blue's Clues, Etc.

I made these boxes last year. Why they havn't made it onto my blog till now? I don't know. We love using them. We have about half of them in the play room where the kids separate the toys into the different categories.

 They don't have fasteners. So, the ones we aren't using, they pack away completely flat. The next into one another, , and the bottoms are ready for casters (if i ever decided to put some on it). I make them with whatever on the sides. We let the kids pick designs they wanted on the sides. The results can be seen in the pictures :Blue's Clues, Butterfly, Paw Prints / Sun, Moon,
Lightning Cloud, Stars / Batman, Superman, Jedi / Empire, Decepticons, Autobots, as seen in the top picture. Some we painted, and others we didnt. We like them both ways.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Rifle Display

Built this rifle display for a Retiring Colonel.