Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Wooden medals

Every year, my kids participate in the "Homeschooling Olympics", which are organized by a family in our area.   About 100 kids show up, are divided into teams and play games all day.   At the end of the day, each team receives a medal for some achievement (best teamwork, best spirit, most acurate, fastest, etc).

The medals are always hand-made by some family or other.   Last year, it was a slices of a small log.

This year, I'd like to volunteer to make the medals.   I made a few designs.

I made three different types, with different icons on them.  Here is what the cut file looks like to make 17 different medals.

I'll update this blog with pictures once they are cut.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Dice Tower

I took a quick break from the cityscape to cut a dice tower I designed for my son.

Here is the design I made (with a "flat-packed" version at the back)

Here's what it looks like in MDF.

I find it a little big, so I'm going to make it smaller, and cut it in nicer wood.   I also want to design some with different themes.   Any suggestions?