Sunday, October 18, 2009

00388 Holey bowley

Following the discovery that barrel hinges leave you with a box with no obvious way to open it, I woke up one morning at 5 o'clock and couldn't sleep with the excitement of finding a viable solution.

On the down side, I had to compromise on the minimal use of power tools, on the upside I borrowed a router. So courtesy of Dan, here's the result:

The three holes

hole - third of the whole

Lovely bowl shapes. Look great when painted, images of the final board to follow.

Saturday, October 17, 2009


If you're planning an eggsecution, you should test your equipment & methods rigourously:

I hate them, all of them, with their funny little shells and their oblate spherics. They will all perish - mark my words.

00386 In the land of the hungry

... the cake man is king.

Kneel and worship before my sponge and icing altar!

roundy roundy cake

floppy cake splatty cake rain cake snakey cakey

Mwahahahahahahahaha! Soon I will be able to take over the world.

Of cakes.


Saturday, October 03, 2009

00385 Stick 'em up

and pooh 'em out:

Petit Port pooh stick

Petit Port pooh stick Petit Port poohstick Petit Port poohstick

00384 Backgammony production line


So I finally got to taking pictures of the board with the Holga and 35mm film, but the lab wouldn't/couldn't scan the negs right up to the sprocket holes, so I did it myself (so there).

Anyhoo, more importantly (and here we see the relativity of words played out to their greatest extents) I am in production. There are two completed boards and three works in progress. It appears that now I have a method of fabricating the boards with consistent results, and so it now seems a natural thing that the painted points are just like a canvas and the board itself is just a frame. So I'm experimenting with different types of techniques and varying colours to get cool results and if I don't like them, well, it's only a small piece of wood and I won't bother to frame it.

Current favourite methodology is to apply Frisket film, mark with a stencil and cut before spraying and finally ripping off the film with a satisfying flourish.

New stencil film test

Results are very, very good (almost too good):


2 x Points

- that one with the red tips is the bomb and as a result I will keep it to myself and guard it with a shotgun (along with all the others).

And the magnets are just awesome as a method of keeping the box closed, in fact they're too good. I really need a way to open the box easily, seeing as you can't very well play it with the lid closed (I've met sooooo many people with telekenisis and loads with x-ray vision, but very few with both). I now have a solution. It's awesome, and it's in the post. Eeek!

Oh, and here's a picture of the workshop wall. It's so pimp (if your pimp is lazy, fat and ugly).