engraving

I’m Completely Entranced by this Hand-Push Engraving Video

I’m Completely Entranced by this Hand-Push Engraving Video

Has it been a busy week for you? Need a bit of relaxation with a maker twist? Instead of firing up that tired sounds of the ocean soundtrack grab your fuzziest headphones and crank them up to the tune of soothing sharpener swooshes from professional engraver Sam Alfano. In the above video, you can watch Sam carve out intricate fleurs-de-lis […]

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How-To: Personalized Name Plate Hangers

How-To: Personalized Name Plate Hangers

Make a wedding day, prom night, or any other big event feel even more special with two creative methods for making personalized hangers!

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How to Engrave Custom Artwork onto an Instrument Using the Dremel Micro

How to Engrave Custom Artwork onto an Instrument Using the Dremel Micro

At World Maker Faire New York, I had a chance to hang out with artists Jaime Locke and Hank Robinson. Both were at the event showing off their skills in the Dremel booth. Their engravings are quite inspiring and during conversation, they convinced me to give it a try. After getting to know the Dremel […]

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Animations Made from Laser Engraved Wood

Animations Made from Laser Engraved Wood

I love the juxtaposition of digital technology and natural materials illustrated by this incredible animation by Nando Costa that was made from over 800 individual frames of laser engraved wood panels.

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Eggbot Vs. Klein Bottle

Eggbot Vs. Klein Bottle

Cliff Stoll had a problem. Lenore and Windell from Evil Mad Scientist had a solution.

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Pretty Tools Work Better

Pretty Tools Work Better

So says New Jersey tumblogger Wilbur Pan, who had this no-longer-cheap engineer’s square hand-engraved by artist Catharine Kennedy: “Before anyone asks, yes, this square does let me mark lines better after the engraving. I am sure of that.”

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Lost Knowledge: Wood Engraving and Pictorial Webster’s

Lost Knowledge: Wood Engraving and Pictorial Webster’s

A chance discovery leads a letterpress printer on a journey to preserve a lost form of engraving, wood-engraved dictionary illustrations.

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