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Maple Burl and Resin Paperweight

Maple Burl and Resin Paperweight

You should totally sell these. These are awesome

Check out Heath Knuckles on YouTube he has a video casting this piece.

Wow that turned out well! I gotta get me some of that sanding paste

Thank you I told Heath he needs to go into production..:)

Biplane swing i made for my nephew

Biplane swing i made for my nephew

Reddit ha the honor to present to you the great Uncle Of The Year award!

It just needs a built in speaker for some airplane noises. NEEEEOOOOOOOWWWWW

And a seat for co-pilot ducky.

And a built in fog machine, with hose ejecting smoke out the tail end. for acrobatic stunts!

Low Poly Labrador Retriever present for my wife

Low Poly Labrador Retriever present for my wife

Oh man, you did a fantastic job! Love that bitten piece.

Haha we do too. Was so mad at the time but now it's just a special reminder of that hound

Same thing happened with my project. I poured some concrete for the base of the patio deck stairs, made it perfectly smooth and then the dog walked over it shortly after. I felt like it was ruined, but my girlfriend loves it. Now it's my favourite part too.

"If you can't handle me at my Scrappyist, you don't deserve me at my Scoobyist." -dogs

Game boy color frontlight mod

Game boy color frontlight mod

Much better than using passing street lights to illuminate your screen for a second at a time

I had one of those massive lights that hooked on the front of the screen and burned through AAA batteries.

Light Boy, mine had a magnifying glass as well

I had a clip on magnifying glass/light combo gadget thingy for my Game Boy. It's up there as one of the best things my parents ever bought me.

Mini arcade cabinet.

Mini arcade cabinet.

Really fantastic project and great write-up. Thanks for the details!!!

Would people be interested in buying the wooden parts premade? I have a big CNC machine and have been thinking of using it to cut out panels and selling them.

Thanks!

That is super awesome

Making a Cement Pen

Making a Cement Pen
Making a Cement Pen

Very cool. I work for Portland Cement Association, the trade association that represents cement producers in the U.S. We like to give away unique "cement-themed" gifts like this at our conferences. Would you ever be interested in selling these--say 50-80?

That would be an incredible gift.

I guess I misjudge the market, maybe I'll give it a shot!

Edit: if anyone is seriously interested shoot me a PM, if there's enough interest I think I'll put a batch together

Bitches Love Pens, I have a Mont Blanc that cost upwards of $250 and its boring as hell. A cement pen sounds way cooler

Achieved a life goal and renovated a house with my dad

Achieved a life goal and renovated a house with my dad
Achieved a life goal and renovated a house with my dad

Great job. My god that brown tile would drive me nuts, though.

Fun fact, the eagle on the front was usually placed after the owner had paid off their mortgage, back when people were able to pay off mortgages.

EDIT: I've been in the real estate industry for nearly 10 years (not as an agent). This is just something I've been told by contractors, agents, inspectors, industry educators, etc.

Not my favorite either but I wanted to spend my time/money elsewhere in the house. Kinda a lipstick on a pig situation. It's the bathroom on the second floor so I don't use it much.

That's the kind of /sub/diy post that people want to see when they check this subreddit, good job.

I built a camera that snaps and instantly prints a GIF you can hold in your hand

I built a camera that snaps and instantly prints a GIF you can hold in your hand
I built a camera that snaps and instantly prints a GIF you can hold in your hand

I was expecting it to print out a mini flipbook or something. I have a tiny brain.

Edit: Thanks for rewarding my child sized brain with Reddit Gold

This is what I wanted

Great, now pirates can print out counterfeit GIFs and sell them at a fraction of their retail price...

Wow! How this is like harry potter + polaroid! Love it!

I made a Maine Tourmaline Engagement Ring!

I made a Maine Tourmaline Engagement Ring!
I made a Maine Tourmaline Engagement Ring!

Gorgeous. You're a keeper.

This is gorgeous. I love the sourcing of the diamonds too.

Sam basically works with you one on one to make the ring, so that you're doing the labor but he can make sure you don't make any major mistakes. It was a really rewarding experience, and I think there's a strong chance my fiancé and I will go to him to make each others wedding bands

The ring or OP?

Never mind, why not both

Made a Glow in the dark Laser Clock

Made a Glow in the dark Laser Clock
Made a Glow in the dark Laser Clock

So does this rewrite the time every minute? Or do you have to push a button?

Also how long does the glowing effect last after the numbers are written?

I've set it up so it only prints out the time when I press a button. Depends on the lighting. At night it will stay bright for 10 min or so.

First of all this is pretty awesome. Even if it was to write every 10 minutes I'd still have it around. Having it tell me that it's 12:10, 12:20, 12:30, etc. Would keep me balanced time wise. I would have preferred the laser to be in the back and write in reverse slower then the above gif mostly because of the effect, I Think, would be pretty neat to see in the dark. One could always add a mini analog timer to the base to show off the 10min between. Again awesome job!

If you add an infrared laser you can erase the previous number immediately via quenching. A 1064 nm diode from a green laser pointer without the frequency doubler should work. (Usual disclaimers about the dangers of working with invisible lasers apply. Note that the output power of the original infrared diode in a green laser pointer is greater than the stated output power of the 532 nm beam due to inefficiency, so don't assume it's 5 mW.) If you scan an infrared laser across the surface it should trigger a bright green pulse wherever phosphorescence is active and fade away immediately. Should be good enough to rewrite the time every minute. You might even be able to get it to work with sufficiently strong infrared LEDs (security camera night lighting) but I've never tried that.

Try one of these subthreads