Archive for Member Projects

Light box

Christina sometimes traces inspiration artwork for her paintings. I decided to build a light box for her.

I used a spare 10″ round fluorescent ceiling fixture and a translucent box top I had salvaged.

I built the box from 1×6 board scrap. the box works reasonably well, but I think a 2×2 fluorescent ceiling fixture would give better illumination throughout.

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Rolling Workbench

I needed a workbench that was mobile so I could move around the building and still have all my tools and a worksurface handy. This bench was built from a sheet of 1/2 ply (plus an offcut) some 2×2 and some 2×3. I used castors that were big enough not to stick on elevator entries.

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Giant knife switch

I was tasked with building a giant switch for the Cruzio fiber night ceremony

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Entertainment Center Build

I decided I needed a new piece of furniture to hold the various AV pieces in our entertainment setup. all of the available units were expensive and set in the wrong dimension for a wall mounted TV. The only solution was to build my own.

I built the unit from 3/4 MDF with no frame. The MDF is edge routed and fitted with T-Molding for finish.

James and Aimee’s Wedding 10-10-10

For My Friends’ wedding My Wife and I made some carnival games;

Fauxto Wall: Plywood on 2×3 frame. We built a wall and used 3 frames around holes cut through the plywood for posing. The piece de rĂ©sistance was the addition of family photographs from the bride and groom.

Hat Toss: Plywood on 2×3 frame. A deer, a Jackalope and a hat stand made for a fun hat toss game.

Ring Toss: MDF, coca cola bottles. Beautiful painting made this piece really pop.

Bean Bag Toss: We had the Bride and Groom visit the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and have some caricatures drawn. My wife copied the caricatures onto a white painted backdrop and finished the piece with some excellent framing scrollwork.

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