Happy Fathers Day Nomad Projects

I needed some photo holders for pictures to show at the Fathers Day BBQ tomorrow. I cut a thin arc in a piece of hardwood, the bend in the photo when inserted into the arc holds it upright. The photo below shows the Happy Fathers Day sign and a photo in the holder.

A close up of the photo holder without the photo in it is shown below.

While I was waiting for the Fathers Day engraving (1mm cut into a Home Depot Floor sample) to finish I designed a simple toy for the small kids as shown in the photo below. I used scrap hardwood that was laying around the office. There is a magnet in a pocket in the base, and another magnet is the cube hanging from the string. The magnets are oriented to repel each other so when you pull the cube back and let it go it swings in unusual motions.

It is a little late for sanding and finishing work tonight, so I cut out a black Vinyl cover for the magnetic swing on the Silhouette. If I decide to finish the wood later I can easily remove the Vinyl…

My hardwood toolpath parameters are shown in the screen shot below. I can run deeper cuts, but when making small parts slowing it down works better and the parts stay on the tape.


Ok, I am easily amused, but it was fun to cut out some things for the BBQ tomorrow. Happy Fathers Day, and thank you Carbide3D for a great product.


The simpler the solution, the better.

I worked up a design for the Locking caliper from the Studley tool cabinet: http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=6377


More on it here: http://www.popularwoodworking.com/woodworking-blogs/chris-schwarz-blog/my-favorite-tool-from-the-h-o-studley-tool-chest

Cut out of brass or some suitable material, engrave the dial w/ a V-bit and follow path and F-engrave for the text. Should be able to source suitable hardware at the hardware store. I would suggest sourcing the hardware first, you may need to adjust the size of the holes to match.