Iris jewellery boxes

These were based on an existing project by Ernesto_realize from instructibles, so most of the credit goes to him! I just fancied them up a bit :-) If you want to make your own, the files are on his indestructible and are really easy to follow.

Twist the top and the iris opens

Twist the top and the iris opens

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Crow buttons with brass inlay

Another week, another request! This time for buttons for a jacket!

Many buttons

Many buttons

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Glow in the dark door sign

At nighttime, I can never figure out which door is my flat, so I made a glow in the dark thing. It doesn’t work very well and looks crappy up close, but it’s the first time I’ve used this glow in the dark stuff!

 

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Photos and how it’s made below!

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Careerfoundry Signs

I work as a ruby on rails coach at careerfoundry.com and they needed some signs for their office, so back to the laser I went!

Where is the careerfoundry office? There is the careerfoundry office!

Where is the careerfoundry office? There is the careerfoundry office!

They’re made of wallnut and oak, check out the gallery and some in progress shots below:

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Money Stash keyring

So my friend needed somewhere to store medical records in case she goes to hospital, but didn’t really like the standard stainless steel medi-alter bracelets and asked me to make something fancier. A load of lasering and about 7 prototypes later, here’s what I came up with:

 

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Store money, notes, very thin mints

 

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Dinosaur table

My friend Kara needed a bedside table that would fit into the gap by her bed, so asked if I could custom make one. I maaaaaaaaaaybe got a little (or a lot) carried away the design…

Finished!

Finished!

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Tropies for OnlineHelden.de

The company I used to work for needed some tropies for a an award ceremony and recruited me to make some for them :-)

They’re laser cut birch, sanded super smooth and finished with beeswax.

The bases are multiplex and were a right puzzle to figure out how to join to the tops- it took me, 2 professional carpenters, 3 different power tools and actual spilt blood to make the slot!

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Flower intarsia

I made a wood picture of a flower for my mum’s birthday:

putting the jigsaw together

putting the jigsaw together

construction pictures below:

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Necklaces/keyrings

I read about a technique for inlaying veneer into solid wood using the laser cutter (if you want to try it yourself, the epilog blog has a good summary), so off I went to try it out:

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the orange wood is cherry, the brown is wenge and I’m not sure what the white is, probably  poplar

more pictures and things I learned in the process below!

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It’s a sign! Again!

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I promised to make a sign for a friend- it was supposed to look like the sign on my front door, but a got a little (well, more than a little) carried away…

This one is wallnut, with birch inlaid. Instead of using veneer, this time it’s all solid wood connected with chainmail links and finished with beeswax.

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