MakerFaire 2016

No, this isn’t going to be at MakerFaire, but it reminds me that it is the act of Making something and putting together divergent skills that provide a confluence from which a product emerges.

 

Adam Savage’s Custom Tool Storage Stands

I am moving into a new (to me) house and this means a new shop, so I was watching this after listening to the podcast on a drive down to San Luis Obispo, CA this summer.  Watch it and you have an idea of one of my first projects.

As discussed on a previous episode of Still Untitled, Adam’s stand on storage drawers is that they’re where tools go to get lost. To keep his essential workshop tools easily accessible, he built these custom stands as a solution for organizing all of his hand tools. Adam explains the design of these stands and shows off some of the more esoteric tools they keep within reach.

Paper Airplane Machine Gun

From PopSci:

Sometimes, a person accomplishes something so great, so revolutionary, that all they can do is smile as wide as humanly possible and show off the thing. This paper airplane gun, crafted by a 3-D printing and paper airplane enthusiast, is such a device. Wordlessly, the operator fires a series of paper airplanes. Then, with the top of the device removed, he reveals the assembly line inside the weapon. The gun folds the paper and then shoots it out the end — at a rate of almost one a second.

Watch this ridiculous coolness below:

Updated Paulk Work Bench

I am evaluating a number of work benches for inclusion or modification into my rolling shop which I hope to begin later this year.  This one is certainly worth my thinking about. 

http://www.paulkhomes.com/Paulk_Homes…
Ron has updated his popular Paulk Work Bench. The new bench is lighter, easier to build, lower cost to build, sets up faster and best of all now sports an integrated router table. Plans are available at www.paulkhomes.com on the plans page.