Window Bench

I wanted to build a storage bench for this area in my attic workspace. There were a couple of challenges: This house is more than a hundred years old, and nothing is square. The window sill is +1/2″ higher left-to-right. There’s a vent in the wall on the left side. The windows are casement-style and …

Vent Screen

Medium: Walnut. I purchased this nice free-standing wardrobe and wanted to place it in dead space in the entry hallway. Unfortunately, this placed it right on top of the cold air return vent for our furnace. I made a skirt to elevate it and match the height of the baseboards, then fabricated this vent screen, …

Boxen #1

Macro photo printed as a large format bitmap made up of 3d boxes in PLA Plastic, printed with Makerbot Replicator 2. Size: 6.5 feet X 2 feet. Each “pixel” is a 3 dimensional box that tapers into a quadrilateral opening. The corners of the quadrilateral are determined by sampling the grayscale intensity of a grid …

Veronoi #3

Medium: PLA Plastic, printed on Makerbot Replicator 2 in 8 parts. Modeled in Rhino3d with Grasshopper. Size of the veronoi part is 20″x20″. This was a super-challenging project to do with an FDM 3d printer, due to the large number of overhangs and small cavities. Each part took 10+ hours to print, but perhaps even …

Spherification and Alchohol

Spherification is a “Molecular Gastronomy” technique for making small edible spheres out of just about anything. Since my first flavor sphere experience I’ve wanted to learn more and make my own. I had the Willpowder kit for basic spherification. The instructions sound straightforward: Stir a quantity of Sodium Alginate into the target mixture for your spheres. Fill a …