Category: Craft

Anything related to crafting.

The Epic Weapons series ~ Art Nouveau Knife

I’ve had recently the sudden idea that I could make my knife’s design as a 3D model, preparing the model specifically for 3D printing. This looks like a random idea, but it really comes from the passion for swords and knives, that left me in the past often unsatisfied from the little number of designs …

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Doors, doors everywhere

We finally added the small door on the side, and I finished today the doors high on the facade, they lack only the latches. Most of the tar sheets are in place too, and tomorrow the roof will be finished for sure. Tomorrow I’ll finish the back wall, the glass pane for the window is …

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We have windows!

We have finished the walls on the sides, and the roof too is completely closed, now it needs to be covered. We’ve done most of the front and back walls too, but those have the top triangles that means we’ll have to shape very precisely a lot of purlins. Meanwhile I took the best purlins …

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Walls rising, still the shed goes on

We had to make a portico too, it’s a temporary structure, because the final plan is to make it with bricks instead of wood, but if we didn’t make it now we’d lose the permission to build it at all, so the shed has been delayed a bit. Anyway, we’ve finished the portico’s structure, now …

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I’ve been busy, building a shed!

Lately I haven’t had much time to work on my stuff, because we’re building a shed where we plan to move all the tools we have in the attic, that get all the space and make it difficult to work well. The shed is 4,5×4,5m in size, so being that big we’ve tried to find …

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Wooden whale

A couple years ago I decided to carve a sperm whale from wood I had lying around. I attached the jaw with a brass hinge because I wanted it to look like an old toy, but I wanted to give it some life, so I casted two half spheres in clear resin, and painted the …

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Crucible tongs, for lifting ~ Easy and cheap

Furnaces are usually tall, hollow cylinders, and mine doesn’t make an exception. This means that the last pair of tongs that we made, designed for pouring, won’t be able to take the crucible out of the furnace, for that, we’ll need specifically designed tongs. These new tongs will share most of their crafting process with …

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