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Gary Ball
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Just a guy with an uncontrollable urge to tinker.
Just a guy with an uncontrollable urge to tinker.

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Project 282 - The Bobsled Run
Our yard is one big hill.  Ever since we moved out here I have been wanting to make a bobsled run. Finally it has happened. Just look at the expressions of pure joy. Don't worry I had one too.

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Project 281 - Iron Man's Mk I Arc Reactor
I made Tony Stark's Arc Reactor from the first Iron Man movie. I'm not normally a big movie prop guy but this one looked like fun. I started this project last year for Halloween. It was partly an exercise in 3D modelling. I ran out of time last Halloween an...

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Project 279 - Ninja Armour
My son wanted to be a ninja warrior for Halloween. I wasn't sure how much time I would have to make this costume so we hedged our bets and bought a costume for him. I had a look at the costume and realized that I could work with the bones of the store bough...

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Project 280 - Draco Malfoy's Wand
One of my son's wanted to be Draco Malfoy for Halloween. I made him a wand to go with the costume. The wand is made from a 3/4 inch dowel. I took apart a LED light to supply the guts. I hollowed it out and made a button so that it would light up. This was a...

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Project 280 - Draco Malfoy's Wand
One of my son's wanted to be Draco Malfoy for Halloween. I made him a wand to go with the costume. The wand is made from a 3/4 inch dowel. I took apart a LED light to supply the guts. I hollowed it out and made a button so that it would light up. This was a...

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Project 278 - X Wing Template Trays
A friend really liked the movement template tray I made for my X Wing Miniatures game. We discussed a few changes so I made one for him too. He wanted some different ship pictures and his name engraved. Once I finished engraving I decided that it needed a b...

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Project 277 - Home Decor Tray
My wife's aunt and uncle just built a cabin at the lake. I made them this tray as a house warming gift. It's made from maple and walnut. The words are engraved with my laser. The maple is smaller strips that I ripped down to size. I cut a dado into the waln...

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Project 276.2 - Drawers for the Bed
The bed is coming along nicely. It now has 4 drawers. The third open space on each side will have a door for long term storage because the night table will always be in the way. The drawers are actually quite large so an upcoming project will probably be di...

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Project 274 - Maneuver Template Tray
I made a tray to hold my maneuver templates for the X-Wing Miniatures game. I have styled it after a couple of trays available online. I also found a couple of SVG files on Thingiverse with the template files. The files had various Star Wars ships printed o...

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Project 273 - Painting a Tie SF Fighter
I have been painting ships from the Star Wars Miniatures game again. This one is a Tie SF fighter from The Force Awakens movie. Once again I went with my standard grey with blue panels scheme. I added some red paneling for some extra pop. The red panels mat...
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