Monthly Archives: September 2014

Making things I designed in Illustrator – CNC routing

In previous blogs I have described how I have designed things in Illustrator, then built them out of wood in my shop. The shop in question is located in my friend Jim’s barn. We consolidated shops in 2005 when I … Continue reading

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Drawing on the Photoshop side of the brain

A few blogs ago I wrote about how to use AppleScript to crop a Photoshop document with pixel precision. As part of that same project, I needed to add white space to the canvas and trim marks top and bottom … Continue reading

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Burning questions, answered

My wife and I went to Burning Man last week. It was something we had wanted to do for several years, and now we have done it. The legendary counterculture festival is held on a dry lake bed in northern … Continue reading

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Making things I drew in Illustrator

Last summer I built a nice Adirondack chair. It was based on an existing chair that had rotted-out, a victim of years of being out in the weather. I decided for the clone that I would make it entirely of … Continue reading

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