Finally getting some shop time in this weekend after spending every spare moment of the past couple of weeks prepping the garden for the growing season. Projects seem to be piling up faster than we can finish them. It’s been a busy winter with work and reno’s but spring brings longer, warmer days and more time spent on fun workshop projects.
Progress on the Workshop window and door lintels is happening slowly.
Well the pub sign is finally done! We’ll be bringing it to Maker Faire this year but it’s final home will be above our kegerator beside the bar.
We cut the sign on our big CNC from scraps of HDU (High Density Urethane) kindly given to us by Dan Sawatsky of Imagination Corporation. Dan is pretty much the world’s greatest sign maker and a huge inspiration.
Phew! I think it’s time for a beer.
Here’s a snapshot of the pub sign. Almost finished! This was designed on the computer, cut on the CNC (Computer Numerical Control router) out of HDU (high density urethane), details added with Magic Sculpt and painted.
Spring is here, the sun is shining and I’m working in the shop! Life is good. We’re starting to gear up for Vancouver Maker Faire 2012. First project to finish off - the Fox and Raven pub sign! This one has been sitting on my work bench for far too long. I finally started the painting this week. Here’s the progress so far:
You may notice a sign making beginners mistake (I’ve made several) painting before gluing on the letters.
Firstly, I would like to apologize for the lack in updates over the past 2 months. Sorry to keep you all on the edge of your seats, you may now resume normal seat position. Couldn’t be helped. We’ve only recently recovered from Vancouver’s first Maker Faire that took place this year on June 25th to 26th. It’s taken this long to dig ourselves out of the disaster zone that we call our workshop and get things reorganized, or, as the term organized didn’t apply to begin with, how about we just say organized.
…has pretty much been the sound track to our lives for the past 4 months. Check out our Flight of the Bumble Bee video here: http://youtu.be/DwVyVqM3BAg?hd=1 This video will be playing in “ContainR” at Maker Faire. It’s next weekend folks, step right up and get your tickets! It’s only a 2 day event and there are a limited number of tickets.