Monday, April 29, 2013

Cookie Machine Project Update 3

Cookie Machine Project Update 2

Cookie Machine project update

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Bubble tube lamps - explanation and construction

I've always liked these bubble tube lamps that used to be built into Christmas tree ornaments, and were also featured in classic jukeboxes. I decided to make one in my own shop and here I explain how they work and how I built one.

Blow molding plastic water bottles

This video is a response to Grant Thompson's water bottle challenge. Check out Grant Thompson "The King of Random"

You don't need much special equipment to blow mold plastic bottles in a home shop. If I had more time, I would have made a custom wooden form on the lathe, then made a two-part plastic mold around it, and blow molded the bottle into the plaster mold.