Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Been quite a while since I last was on my blog. Since then I have moved from Manitoba to the Northwest coast of BC. Switched careers from automotive to carpentry. As such I have been developing an interest in fine woodworking as well as home construction. This blog won't switch from being a digital media art stream to a woodworking one. So no worries.

This is a table I would like to build. Solid lumber, it will have an insert with recovered sea glass as a centre piece. With a glass pane in its centre. The table top will have slat style lengths with coloured transparent blocks between each slat.

Brass wrapped feet with homemade iron nails. Mortice and tenon joints using super glossy ebony as the wedges. Likely will be cedar as that is a local inexpensive wood and can be finished to seal it's strong smell. Might use alder as it's a wood that has strong natural red colours and would look good stained and sealed a darker shade.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

It took me a fairly short time to draw this. Maybe two hours. Feeling pretty good. I like the idea of a bullpup or large pistol in a calibre that's wicked fast. I call it the needler, like in Halo but no glass projectiles. I wanted to add a brass catcher to the slide, but it didn't come out well. So I deleted it. That's what I'd use a .17 HMR for, is medium long distance clandestine shooting. Of course the .223 Remington has a similar has an almost the same trajectory and goes another 200 yards further.

Speaking of firearms, my wife and I had our anniversary recently. I doted upon her a diamond ring as a symbol of our love, a shotgun as respect for her independence, and a gift card to La Senza for some good bras. Every woman deserves good support.

Friday, October 18, 2013

My newest gun design. Having fun making these designs. Shading my creations takes the most time but very satisfying.

Monday, May 20, 2013

I need to make a fake business logo for all of these fictional firearms I'm sketching out. Hmm, I think I might just do that.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

I've been fascinated with http://defdist.org. You know, the guy who printed his own gun and then the US Government shut down his download files. There's a lot of agenda based reporting behind this. It's nothing too significant as I know it to be easier to make a firearm using hardware tools than currently acquiring a 3D printer. Not that I am advocating illegal firearms.

There is an American over-sensationalism over this debacle. The best part I like about all of this is it is an allegory to the printing press. The central authorities of that time burned books containing information that empowered the citizens. Rulers, Kings, whatever. Go ahead, more were printed. A scientific and social breakthrough followed. Teh Renaissance.

How do tools of violence lead to scientific enlightenment? They don't, rather Defense Distributed and Pirate Bay will host the files that Instructables and Thingiverse can't or won't. Cody said himself they intend to make available medical scientific instruments among other things. To unlock the revolution of home based manufacturing, there has to be someone who will break laws, copyright, and form a precedent to allow people to print what they want or need. Without invasion or nay saying from any third party.

The suspension was forced by Cody himself as those files that the government suspended are available on almost any torrent site (cough *Pirate Bay* cough). I watched a few videos of Cody Wilson (DefDistributed founder) and he was pleased that the government did what it did. As it made his files a commodity. Now the ball is in his court and he will try to set a legal precedent with his next moves. He said something along the lines of determining if the Department/Office for Defense Trade Controls can legally declare information illegal. Before it was just physical objects and bomb secrets that were illegal. Now it's .STL files.

Anyways, here are two guns that I think should exist in the world. In a week I'm going to hate their design and want to tweak it, but I won't and will just work on other gun concepts.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Been fascinated with Mech Warrior Online recently. Way more than what's healthy. What is a healthy amount? A little bit a day? Okay, then I'm on par with what's healthy. Here's a Mech pilot. Apparently Mech Pilots use 'Neuro-Helmets' to operate a mech. They look like big military VR helmets. To me that doesn't make sense as why else would there be windows on mechs? So my pilot has a big visor. The windows on mechs should be huge weak points but their not. The actual pilot area should be buried in the belly with the powerplant. Instead the cockpit windows can withstand artillery and laser gun cannon fire. Okay, I'll go with it.

Monday, April 1, 2013


Yes, every time. There's some humourous notions that occur either in real life or in my head that I feel should be recorded by the internet. Just for safe keeping.