Oct 23, 2017

Art and Pickles

Made some art for a friend, made some pickles for me (and roommates!)
Art is chalk pastel on scrap matboard.

multicolor drawing of a forehead and wispy mohawk

drawing of two arms firespinning with devil sticks, a type of juggling prop

drawing of a wooden spaceship against a galaxy background
This one is derived from some panels of Saga, an excellent (but super NSFW) comic series.

Pickles are various kinds of fermented or refrigerator pickles.
(avoiding botulism in canned pickles is too much effort to bother with)

a bowl of finished pickles, showing a red radish slice cut into a flower shapejars of daikon (left) and carrot/radish (middle) quick pickles, and napa cabbage kimchi (right)
I cut the radishes into flowers for one of the carrot-radish jars, but the small red radishes were a little too delicate and most of the slices lost their petals in the process.

Oct 22, 2017

Calipers Box round 2 (post 1/2)

Still working on box#2! (I borked my leg and picked up a dining-table project, so this is still ongoing)
This means I have the opportunity to take more photos of the steps I missed last time.

After milling out the calipers profile, etch-a-sketch style and seating the tool in the bottom half, I traced out the remainder on the top blank. This one needed a void for the round bezel-dial and not much else.

Here I'm also matching up the ends to mark where the hinges go.

walnut board with pocket in the shape of callipers and pencil markings for planned hinge pockets

Milling out the bezel void with a ball endmill for extra aesthetics. Hinge and magnet mortises happened afterwards.

circular pocket with rounded bottom edge done with conversational CNC mill

I was lazy and decided to lasercut all my inlay pieces. They are 3/32" thick and would've been a pain.

pocket for closure magnet with matching lasercut pine inlay cover