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The frame with all wheels, and machined parts is finally assembled on the diamond bandsaw. Still waiting for the diamond blades so I mocked it up with tape.

The table is underway, and that just leaves the motor mount. ..

More to follow. ..

Ps. The guy in the background of the first picture is Adam, and this project is completely his baby. Thanks Adam!
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More progress on the bandsaw! Assembly and final fitment is underway. Tomorrow will be the table/stand and figuring the motor mount.

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Restoring a Herman Miller Eames chair. . Custom Delrin feet. More pictures after completion.

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Parts for the bandsaw mocked up.

The carbon fiber components came together very nicely! Aluminum and stainless parts are almost there. .. If you have to build a bandsaw, have fun with the design!

The last couple of photos are of the tracking and tensioning mechanism.

More to follow. ..

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We did a custom ring for a special customer last month. It is a white gold band with a “Damascus” carbon fiber inlay.

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A little prototype that we are getting ready for market.

A little prototype that we are getting ready for market.

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I have a customer that I was able to do lots of different things for in the last year. A while back, she asked me for a dinner bell, this is what I came up with. Every part was found and reconfigured, or made from scratch, even the mounting fasteners. No welds are visible anywhere!

You may notice the gate I made in the background…
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New ID clamp machined from Delrin. The old white one was PTFE (Teflon), and did a great job, but didn’t hold tolerance very well.

Delrin is definitely my favorite material to machine! It’s a great confidence booster, ‘cause you can be a moron and make it look beautiful…

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I know we have been a bit bad at posting lately, but we been busy. If you want quality products, you have to be patient… For the next five days, we will be featured on Touch of Modern. Drop by and check out all of the fun!

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I’ve been meaning to have a “touch mark” made to sign my work with… In the meantime, I tried my hand at making my own.

I took an old air hammer chisel, torched it until red hot and let it air cool. Once cooled, I put it in the band saw to cut off the chisel end, and faced it off in my lathe. With my layout fluid applied, I drew in my design. Next, I grabbed an old cold chisel ground it to a teardrop shape. Now that I had the the teardrop punch, I reheated the air hammer chisel to red hot, and punched in the two teardrop shapes. A little touch up grinding to make the design even and flat, and the I oil hardened it.

I’ve used it >20 times now, and it shows no wear, and looks as if I just finished it.

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Here is the finished light ready for install.
That’s not black paint, it’s black patina with a matte clear coat.

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This is a light I started building today for a client that requested the lighting to produce interesting rays of light in a small space.  I mocked it up with paper before I CNC plasma cut the pieces. Tomorrow it gets its guts and hopefully by next week the finish will be in place.

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These are a few name frames that I made for a friend to give to his in laws for Christmas.  The top photo shows the completed look. They are all 18 gage cold rolled steel, that has been hammered out to mimic the sheet metal techniques of the craftsman who worked for Gaudi. The style is in reminiscence of the Casa Mila entrance doors, with my own design and fabrication stylings. The tiles were supplied and purchased by my friend while on holiday in Barcelona.  The black color of the finished frames was a chemical plating/patina that I used to turn the steel matte black. Enjoy!

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I’m currently building a couple of these, but it’s a look at what’s to come… There are still several stages awaiting completion, and these should be ready within the week. I currently need to make several cuts and drill a few holes, sand blast all of the components, and finish them. Any guesses as to what I’m making? I will likely post one or both for sale on Etsy when they are finished…

More to come!

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It’s a bad photo, I know… 
A customer asked if we could cut a groove offset of center around a ring, and this was the result. Ironically, The first ring blank I grabbed was my exact size. I will where it for a week, and see how it holds up to my abuse, and observe its comfort factor. So far, the groove feels mildly “sharp”…
We will see if this could be a new option for all of my rings..

It’s a bad photo, I know…

A customer asked if we could cut a groove offset of center around a ring, and this was the result. Ironically, The first ring blank I grabbed was my exact size. I will where it for a week, and see how it holds up to my abuse, and observe its comfort factor. So far, the groove feels mildly “sharp”…

We will see if this could be a new option for all of my rings..