97: Utilitarian Fridge Shelf

As I've written about before, even when there's not much creativity involved, the laser platform allows for all sorts of functional usefulness. In this case, local friend Brenn once again provides a fun project: replacing a lost wire shelf in his mini fridge. We measured the space and cut a prototype out of cardboard. It's a [...]

78: X-COM Shield

Owing partial thanks to the awesomeness of fluorescent green material, I put together a custom piece for a client this week that blended appreciation for two things: the X-COM series of science fiction video games and the real world United States Army Special Forces. We decided on a parody of the X-COM shield design, cast [...]

76: Membership Cards

Not too long ago, I discovered that an order of acrylic stock from a few months ago included some incorrect materials. I mistakenly ordered some 1/32" thick acrylic without adhesive, when the order was for stock to make self-adhesive frame labels. While I was wondering whether to go to the trouble of seeking a correction [...]

48: Simple Wallet

Recently, an old friend got in touch and said he wanted to get a new wallet.  Brenn wasn't interested in the same flap of leather or cloth that we've all been using for a few decades. Instead, he was interested in a simple flat wallet similar to something seen online. Simple and flat are things I [...]

39: When Lavos Wins

Chrono Trigger is a classic, a great example of what can happen when you get a bunch of incredible talent in the same room and say "make something cool." One of the best elements of the game is the abundance of endings available based on how and when you take on the game's final challenge, and [...]

30: Tokens & Templates

Once in a while I come across a job where I've got a handful of pre-cut shapes and I've got to etch a design onto them.  This can be tricky for any number of reasons, but the issue I run into most often getting the alignment between the etch and the shape it'll be on just [...]