Thoughts for Oct, 2009
Last Updated: Jan 6th, 2011
Hot Wire Foamsaw (Oct 24th, 2009)
I built the first prototype a couple months back, but the one pictured in this post is only days old. It's made from a piece of birch plywood and some HDPE, both 3/4".

Upon the suggestion of my electrician friend, I'm using the 5V tap from a 230W computer power supply to perfectly heat my 6" nichrome wire. The wire was from a dead hairdryer, there's lot of the stuff coiled up in just one of them.

The metal contraption behind the cutter is a 200cfm inline fan. It's definitely overkill in this scenario, it's on-hand for another project.

Using the CraftROBO (awesome robotic exacto knife) I cut three gears out of card stock. They were then affixed to the styrofoam with thumbtacks and cut on the hot wire machine.
hot wire foam cutter styrofoam pattern cnc plotter
Run for the Tshirt (Oct 22nd, 2009)
In the biggest turnout yet, Nanaimo area participants walked and jogged the few kilometres for the annual Run for the Cure event at Beban Park. Being the 'official' photographer again this year I grabbed some shots for the CBCF, here's a few choice ones.
breast cancer run woman pink
young asian woman hope breast cancer run
Guardian of the Forest (Oct 22nd, 2009)
It's a shield, as wood sculptor Jason Marlow explains, a symbol to protect out forests. Marlow and his fellow professional woodworking artisan, Dale Rouleau, created the piece as a donation to the Circle Craft Sharing Tree, a fund to support the Vancouver Children's Hospital and Salvation Army. I was fortunate enough to work with these two individuals to film and edit together a video for Circlecraft, a large Vancouver-based Christmas Craft Fair.
dale rouleau woodwork turning spruce
jason marlow woodturner parksville sculpture

Thoughts Posts from Previous Months :

willow chandler exercise ball
Physio Shoot
Sep 21st, 2009
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Oceans Little Paws
Sep 21st, 2009
pebbles kitten cat feline outdoor tabby fluffy
Goodbye Monkey
Aug 7th, 2009

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Fork Lightning in Nanaimo!
Aug 4th, 2009
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Fork Lightning in Nanaimo!
Aug 4th, 2009
aggressive salmon bathtub race boat tub
Bathtub Race 2009
Aug 4th, 2009

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