After getting my hands on a farmhouse table that needed re-finishing I decided to knock up a pair of benches to go with it, thinking of the two-tone farmhouse style that’s pretty popular at the moment. So this project was to design and fabricate some benches. Tooling After some enthusiastic talk about DIY I’ve picked … [Read more…]

Simple TV stand

So my first post – ooh exciting!  This also gives me an opportunity to demonstrate some larger modelling projects in OpenSCAD – but since I learnt to use OpenSCAD from Simon I will be leaving those tutorials to him. Right let’s get too it.  This was actually my first woodworking project, a fairly simple TV … [Read more…]

Basic shapes in openSCAD

So lets start with a few disclaimers, firstly open source software can have a very fast update rate, so things I write here while working now may not necessarily work in the future if something big changes in openSCAD. secondly I am running fedora 22, a version of Linux, at the moment so it may … [Read more…]

Introduction to openSCAD

One thing that I have always found useful when working on a project is being able to visualise it, and any method that helps you do that, especially with larger/more complicated projects can be a big help. Now normally I would just jot down details in a note book for me, and just draw out … [Read more…]

Thats no moon … oh wait yes it is

Thats no moon... oh wait

Some old pictures I took a few months ago when Jupiter was quite bright in the sky. As you can see in the above picture a few of the moons are quite clearly visible, although Jupiter itself is quite over exposed (couldn’t get a shot of both the moons and Jupiter correctly exposed). After a … [Read more…]