101: Pincushion Rings

Time to make presents!  Having become acquainted with some many sewers of the past couple years, pincushion rings were on my radar - question was, how to make them with lasers? Pincushion rings and bracelets are very useful for quilters and people the use a lot of pins because it holds pins close - no need [...]

100: Pyramid Holograms

A few months ago,  Jennifer had me order some unusually thin 1/32" transparent acrylic to try out some kind of "phone hologram" trick she read about on the Internet. The material arrived in a shipment of a whole bunch of other inventory and was mostly forgotten, until just last week Eagle Engraving's resident laser ninja Monica [...]

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 [...]

96: Deer Ears

I'm not generally a costume person, but after getting (good-natured) grief at the Halloween parties last year, I knew I had to step up my game.  Of course, I also wanted to kill two birds with one stone and make it a blog project as well! To still be "me" and keep my costs down, [...]

91: Bokeh Filters

This week, at Jennifer's suggestion, I took a look into creating lens filters for my camera that would allow us to create custom-shaped highlights in bokeh photography. Firing the laser at some simple black cardstock, I carved a 2" diameter circle with some tabs to mount it to the zoom lens enclosure on my camera. In the [...]