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CrLz (author) 1 year ago
I'm using my Orangeboard as a journal space and bulletin board. Here are some simple ideas, things I've made and initial project work.

Most of these posts I don't prioritize to write up for a full-fledged ible. Some I may post after further refinement.

Feel free to comment, etc. I'm happy to discuss more anything here. Maybe I'll write up something that seems very useful to others.
CrLz (author) 1 month ago
Used Inkscape and meta-Inkscape to create this digital rework. Seemed to me that the red line width worked differently on computer screen vs printed. Had to thin the line for physical print.

Like how the colors remind me of "Another World". The funky nature was reminding me of the cool Jimi Hendrix portrait (in cartoon) with the wispy smoke tendrils rising off him.

CrLz (author) 3 months ago

Recently finished this collage of Sci Fi book cover art. Many thanks (Ten Internets!) to the Internet Speculative Fiction Database. Their extensive records have info at the resolution of editions, including records for the cover artists. Tremendously helpful, particularly when I was working from partial information (partial memory?).

Now my office has some inspiration!

SciFi art.jpeg
CrLz (author) 3 months ago
Made this with my 2 yo. Nice thing about Duplo blocks, their big volume adds up fast. Easy to make a playful friend for any toddler!
Lego Brother.jpg
CrLz (author) 4 months ago
Finally got the used book > children's puzzle project out of beta and ready to manufacture!  Rescuing beautiful cover art so the next generation can enjoy ... all good!

CrLz (author) 4 months ago
Working with ASCII and ANSI art. Below is a cool ASCII-selfie.

I used Ascii Generator 2 by wardog_uk (download at sourceforge), Awesome tool! Ten internets to you wardog_uk!
CrLz (author) 6 months ago
Kauai Makers has a da Vinci 2.0 duo printer and I got to make these pipe clips for solar lights. Over the run of my fence, there are several sections that slope and it was easy to custom print the clips for the slopes - ensuring the lights all sit level. Used green filament to match green paint of chain link.

All in all, pretty good build. Handy having the option!
Lamp Clip.jpg
CrLz (author)  CrLz6 months ago
Designed the clips in TinkerCAD.
Lamp Clip v1_4.jpg
CrLz (author) 6 months ago
Cranked out two batches of kumquat marmalade this year (pic is #2). Love this stuff (1lb seeded kumquat, 1lb sugar, 1lb water).

Citrus grows crazy good around here, but no one seems to know what to do with a tree full of kumquats. Eating them fresh is intense, can only do a few. Buying at store is way to expensive to do anything else. But I got two trees worth ( 10+ gallons) for < $40!

I used the recipe at http://www.couldntbeparve.com/2012/06/easy-kumquat-marmalade/
Kumquat Marmalade.jpg
CrLz (author) 6 months ago
Finished this off on January- walkway for house entrance. The pavers are reclaimed concrete, which was free. Most were 4" thick, some are 6" thick, some as large as 2' by 3'. Definitely a very solid build. Sorta has the look of a medieval castle, with the mass of the stones.

Next step is to get Japanese Zoysia grass growing between the stones to create a "mossy" look and seal the fill materials down.

Initially I had other plans for the concrete, but fall wet weather had me grab what I had. Had enough extra material to make a raised bed and increase the landing area in front of door. Now it needs a rustic, heavy bench near the entrance. Will try to make from slab wood.

End cost < $100 for fill. Walkway is ~30' long, 2' < width < 6' with tapper from door. Plus, saves making all that new concrete which is a big energy load.
Reclaimed walkway.jpg
CrLz (author) 6 months ago
Made this swing from bamboo growing in yard as an exercise with the material. Used nylon cord to lash joints together. Swing was reclaimed/restore find. Total cost was < $20!
CrLz (author) 1 year ago
Laser engraved new mailbox. Nice that I can use the same graphic for house numbers.
CrLz (author) 1 year ago
The finished "Croc-O-Dile" poster for my children. One of five wooden posters I'm laser cutting.

I made up the songs / poems for the kids when they were young and tried to sing these to the kids everyday. My youngest loves the airplane song.

Probably a bit sentimental, but I wanted to preserve the songs for a while. Hopefully my kids will use them someday.
CrLz (author) 1 year ago
Made this homage to Shel Silverstein, using his image, of course! His subject matter is unparalled and still inspires me. :)

"Children for Soup" by me, for the kids. <3

Laser engraved hardboard, finished with oil pastels.
CrLz (author) 1 year ago
Got this poster done @ Firelight Kauai's makerspace.