Thanks to CHS member, DC Denison, laying the groundwork with CIC and District Hall, Richard’s Toolpass is going out in the wild. The above video shows him installing it at the CIC Cafe at 50 Milk Street in Boston.
Everyone in the maker space in New England works together!
DC, Richard and Ed have represented CHS at a few events at CIC and District Hall.
If you are reading this, and have any interest in making things, there are many places and events throughout the city to get you started. Everyone is welcome! No project or idea is too small or too crazy! Indeed, some people don’t view themselves as makers at all, they just want to build bookshelves for their bedroom closet.
All are welcome!
And next time you’re at the CIC Cafe in Boston, check out Richard’s Toolpass next to their laser cutter.
We used the laser cutter to create templates out of 1/8-inch MDF which can be used to pencil in cut lines for wood carving. The templates can be used over and over and help the woodworker visualize what they’re doing.
Mark used Adobe Illustrator to create the templates. Like Inkscape, we ran into some teething pains getting RDWorks to read the dimensions we wanted. We did this by setting the scale in AI to MM, before saving as DXF.
AI doesn’t have a native single-stroke font (Inkscape does!). So Mark just drew letters by hand and used them to etch each spoon for identification.
Yinette used the laser cutter at the Cambridge Hackspace to make her delicate art of roses. Here she is standing with her father and one of her works of art. Her art is currently on display at the Somerville Library.
She had a great turnout!
Thank you Yinette for showing the beautiful possibilities of what the laser cutter can do!