Master Sword and Sting

So, For the upcoming Somerville Open Studios, I am attempting to make a few pieces that adequately convey the types of swords that I like to make for people.  For this project More »

Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Scythe M?

This piece was a commission.  This contains a 1″x.075″ wooden post and two 8 inch long 3/16″ steel dowels for support of the blade.  The point is constructed of closed cell foam.  More »

Duct Tape Serenity

This model is made of 100% duct tape.   23 pounds of it in fact.   The armature on the inside is duct tape.   Took me 110 hours over six months. More »

Duct Tape F-16

I made this model when an acquaintance of mine told me he didn’t think I could make an F-16 out of duct tape.  I proved him wrong, building this model in less More »

Duct Tape Duesenberg

I originally made this model for Jay Leno, hoping to get to be on his TV show. I sent pictures multiple times, however, I never received any response.  Oh well.   Sadly, More »

Borderlands Two Infinity Gun

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This gun was commissioned for a Siren cosplay at PAX East.  It is the Burning Infinity gun.  You can see the gun here:http://borderlands.wikia.com/wiki/Infinity/Variant_Chart?file=Burning_Infinity.jpg Originally I used a small gearmotor, but the shaft was not strong enough and it destroyed the bearing.  I had to cut my first version in half and use a large robot gearmotor drive, with an extended shaft and support in order to make the barrels spin reliably. I will upload a video shortly.

Devil May Cry Guns : Ebony and Ivory- Pink foam and Wonderflex

This is a commission I received for some cosplay props.   They are the guns named Ebony and Ivory from Devil May Cry

I was provided with the actual Mesh file of the guns, but I ended up just making a profile in Inkscape so that I could cut them out of pink foam.

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The cutter chopped off a bit of the end of one of them, so I had to add a little on.

After a few hours of slicing and trimming with a hot wire cutter and a long bladed exacto…
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At this point, I tried several different types of foam covering, all of which did not work to my liking.  Due to the number of restarts I had to do, I failed to continue taking pictures.

I eventually ended up deciding to use Wonderflex, which is a thermoforming plastic that self adheres when hot.

These are what the finished product looked like.  The commissioner wanted to paint them himself.  Had I been paid more, I would have added relief details with the wonderflex to create the flowery detailing on the guns.

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I will be working more with wonderflex in some upcoming posts so stay tuned!

Upcoming projects include:

Pedal Car Restoration

Borderlands 2 Infinity Gun

Duct Tape Slave I

Nerf gun motor replacements

Custom Lightsaber

I have been working on this lightsaber for almost a year, and it has finally been completed.  I will post the process pictures as soon as I can find the card that I took the pictures on.  I used Acrylite Endlighten for the blade with a polycarbonate sleeve.   I used a 10W RGBA LED for the blade light, and it needed a MASSIVE heatsink.  The Blue and Red Dies are wired in series. I think it turned out pretty well.  I’m hoping this leads to MANY more lightsaber builds in the future.  DSC_5515 DSC_5516 DSC_5517 DSC_5518 DSC_5520 DSC_5521DSC_5522DSC_5524I have

Stoplight

My mother teaches 2nd grade, and requested that I make her a stoplight that she can use when her class is becoming too loud.  I used finish plywood, 1/2″ staples, and  three screw in medium bases for the fluorescent lights.  The knob is a three position rotary switch.DSC_5536 DSC_5535 DSC_5534 DSC_5533 DSC_5532

Mandalorian Armor

This past weekend, my friend Adam and I set to work on crafting mandalorian armor for him.  First we printed some awesometemplates, then we super 77ed them to some luon to make some templates.

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Repost for Serenity,

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see http://jacobmakesstuff.com/home/2013/02/21/34/ for original

Mahogany and Maple Pendulum Cradle

I just finished this pendulum cradle from Mahogany(basket)  and Maple (legs).   It is for my cousin’s new baby boy, Jasper.  It is colored with Watco Danish Oil (natural) and Bison Paste Wax.

 
This is the cradle at the hackerspace

 

 

This is Jasper.

Acrylic Word Lamps (LOGOS)

This is a lamp that I made for a friend.  I used 1/2″ acrylic sheeting.  The adhesive backing was the biggest pain to get off since the acrylic had been sitting in a garage for several years.  First I routed out the letters about 1/8″ deep.  Then I took an old chisel ( AND SAFETY GLASSES) and chipped away at the edges and inside the letters. Once the LOGOS was done, I drilled three holes in the base and glued in 10mm blue LEDs.

Master Sword and Sting

So, For the upcoming Somerville Open Studios, I am attempting to make a few pieces that adequately convey the types of swords that I like to make for people.  For this project I made a replicaof the Master Sword from Zelda, and a replica of Sting.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Scythe M?

This piece was a commission.  This contains a 1″x.075″ wooden post and two 8 inch long 3/16″ steel dowels for support of the blade.  The point is constructed of closed cell foam.  The rest is entirely duct tape. I used industrial strength for the main shape, and red, tan, black, and silver for the rest.

 

Here is a Pic of M?  at Boston ComicCon!buffyscythe

 

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