So, we’re into June now and 11 or so weeks from the start of lockdown in the UK.
I’m in a bit of flux with everything at the moment – the pen making has taken a back seat for the moment, as has the resin casting.
I’d like to be able to do better videos of my work and progress, so I’ve been learning a bit about video editing software. Hopefully I’ll be able to show the results of that over the coming weeks.
The 3D design and printing has continued.
At the moment I have 2 main projects on the go, both laser related.
Up until now I’ve been using the small Neje laser unit with the pen jig, as detailed in earlier posts. This unit has a working size of around 8cm square, so quite small. In order to engrave larger items I’m converting my older “Ender 2” 3D printer into a laser engraver – I’ll cover that in another post.
The main picture and sketch above are my other project – another jig for the Neje laser, but this time for something much smaller. This has brought about it’s own challenges and even though the model shown has all of the final pieces in place, the printing hasn’t finished and testing still has to take place. Hopefully the idea that I have in mind is a unique one, if a little gimmicky and possibly even getting into the realms of being tacky. I’m not going to say exactly what it is just yet, just in case someone is watching who’ll dive in first and rob me of my millions! 🙂