Monday, March 25, 2013

Table saw improvements

added tupperware container to bottom and attached hose to hook vacuum up, cutting sawdust down by 90% Also a larger stop button.
This space on the bottom was originally open. I added a sheet of MDF for an extra shelf
This beam extends to act as an outfeed table
and retracts for storage
A machine screw threaded through the table saw legs provides efficient blade storage
magnets for the arbor tools
always there when you need them
extra junk storage flush with table saw

Ultimate pushstick for saw

In homage to one of the greats
This push stick has 2 good dedicated grips for leverage and handling. It also has a large slot in the middle so it can slide along the top of the rip fence and also nests with the front of my table saw so its always in reach. It has a staggered, overhung front so your workpiece doesn't fly up.
Push stick stores on front of saw so its always where you need it

Improved welding tank storage

I bought a cheap oxy-mapp welding system from home depot and it said to be careful of the cans tipping over and the provided stand was very cheap and unstable, so I made a new one.

Improved bandsaw dust extraction

I split a vaccum hose going into the back of my bandsaw and sent another hose to remove dust from the top side of the blade, resulting in less dust all around

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Air filter fix

One of the plastic bolt brackets on my airbox broke so i drilled a hole in the remains of the bottom piece and fastened it with safety wire


I took a class at the local community college and they had course where you build battle robots and this is what me and my team came up with
drilling into the main shaft chassis
our almost finished bot
me cutting the aluminum body ribs out of aluminum
casting parts out of aluminum
making washers on the lathe
just needs its skeleton and its all finished
The stop bot

Coca Cola touch light

I took some cheap touch lamps(i think it was 3 for $3) took off the cheap plastic top and replaced it with a nice brushed aluminum one leftover from my booze lamps project, and fixed a coca cola bottle over the top 

Thursday, February 28, 2013

frisbee lights

An early prototype
This one is a simple on off dual led light that attaches magnetically
This light uses centrifugal force and mercury switches to light up the frisbee only when it is spinning
a short video demonstrating the light in action.

Microscope camera adapter

I love looking at things under my microscope but I wanted to be able to share what I see. I found out that I could take pictures with my cameraphone. It was very difficult to hold it by hand so I made an adapter to hold it on my microscope.

you can see my microscope blog here

Clamping flexible camera mount

I make a lot of timelapses and i needed something to aim or point my camera, so I used a quickclamp and a gorillapod leg, and made a custom mount for my camera to slide into
close up of the connection between clamp and gorillapod
 A collection of some of my timelapses

Handy portable storage for welding rods

Just glue a pvc tube to a quick clamp and cap the bottom and your welding rods can be right where you need them when you need them

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Anti larceny literature

Short timelapse of me cutting books
Need a safe and inconspicuous place to hide money, jewelry, anything?
Just regular books right?
These books, too, are hollow

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Camera Bellows

Not knowing how cheap it was to buy camera bellows, I made my own using an old film developer.

And here are some pictures i took with it