Precision Cut Printed Acrylic

Posted in: Client Work, Equipment- Jun 03, 2011 No Comments

This project was the first production job using the vision system on the new laser. 

Our New Toy Has Arrived

Posted in: Equipment- May 06, 2011 No Comments

Our new laser has been delivered, and as of today it is uncrated and sitting out in the shop.  I had the overwhelming urge to play Also Sprach Zarathustra as we finally got the bottom of the crate removed, and set it down with the forklift.  We’ve been trying to land this beast for months, […]

Laser Cut Harbor Freight Bin Dividers

Posted in: Equipment, Product Development- Nov 18, 2010 5 Comments

Harbor Freight, bazaar of wonders.  Purveyors of tools of all stripes, from the worthless to the sublime.  If you want a tool, they will have some version of it.  Some are inexpensive wonders, as good or better than their more expensive peers.  Others, worth exactly what you pay for them – which isn’t very much.  […]

Infrared Camera Conversion

Posted in: Equipment, How To, Just Because- Oct 13, 2010 1 Comment

With my brother’s wedding approaching, I decided to tackle a project that had been on my list for a long time: converting my old Nikon D70 SLR camera to shoot infrared photos.

Laser Cut Finger Jointed Boxes

Posted in: Equipment, How To- Aug 18, 2010 No Comments

One of the first real production projects we did was laser cut lamps for Christmas gifts. The ones we modeled ours after used a miter joint but we didn’t have a good way to cut a consistent angle across the length of the wood pieces. We opted instead for a finger or box joint.

Sound dampening enclosure for air compressor

Posted in: Equipment, How To- Aug 14, 2010 9 Comments

Our workshop is currently located in a residential loft community. To support the laser cutter and other tools, we have a 3 HP, 21 Gallon, 120 Volt 115 PSI Cast Iron Vertical Air Compressor from our favorite store, Harbor Freight. If you’ve ever used a compressor, you know they are REALLY LOUD! For our sanity, […]