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Matchmaker

Today: finding well-matched pairs to make frames. Advertisements

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Keep that shipping train going

20 packages got shipped out today. That’s a big bite out of the remaining orders. Chomp.

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Contrast

I've cut and etched a subset of the fancywood pieces.  After applying a varnish, the color really changes.  You can see here how the walnut got much more brown, the padauk darkened, and the curly maple changed minimally, picking up … Continue reading

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Woo!

From 1 hour, 35 minutes to 30 minutes, 10 seconds!  Yay, data! (Sounds like what I used to say 55 minutes into every episode of Star Trek: TNG) Don't yet know if I can make all the orders by Christmas, … Continue reading

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Beautiful Day for Laser Beams

I was at the laser today. While cutting and etching a new board, I did another test of the pips. I printed all of the numbers out, and then some. I came home, sanded the board and sprayed on a … Continue reading

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Up In the Cut

I wrote the following in August, 2010: Finished my Catan frame prototype! Next, to test it out by playing a game with it. I have a feeling that the size won’t be perfect. That’s my lesson for tonight. When doing … Continue reading

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Sanity Check

The next step was to print the board out on paper. The lasercutters I'm working with look to the computer like just another printer, so this step tests out a surprising amount of the workflow. No changes to the design … Continue reading

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Getting started

So first, I started doing some sketches of what might be possible if I were able to make 3-D wooden pieces… I thought it would be particularly nice if the pieces fit together instead of just lying on top of … Continue reading

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