Making, Crafting, Creating... aka Whatcha workin' on?

So when I finished working on the Abafar QT-KT & BB for a friends bday, I was talking to her besty & she got a little choked up when talking about KT. Turns out she & her sister (now dearly departed cuz FUCK CANCER) first discovered KT when her sis got diagnosed. Her sis had a crush :kissing_heart: on KT & it was kinda like her little mascot for the fight.
Anyhoo, this xmas will be just after the one year anniversary of her sisters passing, so I put this one together which is more “stock” than the previous Jedi variant. I find working on “new” looking things to up the difficulty quite a bit because I have no dirt/grime or shading to cover up any imperfections. On this one I also added the periscope & radar attachments (so the droid can be searching if she would like) & made it so that top compartment can be open or closed - the third wheel can drop down too. I was going to do an ArToo for her, but after hearing her story… how could I not?

Made the R4-D5 (with a wee blown motivator) for her hubby.

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It became part of a table I made, but that is a good idea and still doable…

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Calling @japhroaig! It’s capybara time!

This is the mama. I gotta get started on some capybara babies next.

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I’m a “maker” for my living, but this is what I’m working on for fun. I wanted to design and pour a fluke fishing bucktail I could machine the mold for myself with simple ball end mills, for pure perversity and vanity reasons. I know they’re only like $40. I used Sketchup to design the form, get the weights right and find the balance point for the eyeloop.



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Yes! Because Doctor Who scarf season is coming, which sounds so much better than Winter is coming

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OMFG that is a door a ball.

OK that is two people. It has two wasp nests on the outside. Let me try to clean it up and look it. Its a Japanese Brother, ie believe.

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Do EET! You won’t regret the investment. Just be like me and be deathly afraid of losing a finger or three.

One piece of advice: Read up on how the model handles sawdust. That’s something I never thought might be an issue.

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Yeah. It’s sad to think that a machine that’s going to produce lots of sawdust might not be able to handle said sawdust. Seems a major design flaw.
As much as I might want one, I’m not sure about space- a track saw would be easier to store by far… and I really want a welder. So there’s that.

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If you really want to get into woodworking: table saw, router + router table, and a dozuki hand saw. Have those and you can build just about anything.

ETA: You’ll still need jigs and clamps and all that, of course. For fine miters, I recommend this Japanese saw guide matched with a non-spined, pull saw.

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I have several Japanese pull saws- both fine cutting for joints as well as coarse toothed. Love them.
I’m unlikely to go full-on woodworking. I tend to work on such a diverse selection of projects that it can be hard to amass the spectrum of tools I’d need. Ah, well.
Still: a router is on the list.

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I don’t knit well enough to copy that, but I really want to crochet something similar, because that is sofa king CUTE!

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I’m sure it would be pretty easy to do in crochet, a la amigurumi-style patterns. Except the mama capybara is large (about 20" long!), whereas most amigurumi are smaller in scale.

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I’ve made several stuffies, and they always end up being larger than I anticipate. I can’t seem to make tiny ones. I am also incapable of following a pattern, it’s either a mental block or I just don’t like to follow directions, so it’s all sort of improv crochet when I do it.

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When I crocheted more (I learned crochet before I learned to knit), I really liked the “improv” aspects of it. Knitting seems a little less flexible and forgiving than crochet.

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I just got a box with 15 leather holsters from WW1 and WW2, all with serious damage. I have not photographed them yet, but I will post images when I do.I also have just completed repairs on a vietnam-era USAF parachute, which is hanging in the shop, and needs to be packed.

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:heart::heart::heart:

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I’m glad you got a handle on this. I use split-ring markers when doing short rows so I don’t lose track if I have to put my work away before it’s done.

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I ended up using all five needles (one for the other side of the sock, one each side for remaining stitches, and two for working section) to keep track but I think the pattern was wrong on the math. I tried to compensate but we’ll see.

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I cannot give you enough internets for this phrasing.

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I finished these custom dice bags last month for the board game my wife and I designed.

I got the design printed at Spoonflower and I was able to fit a dozen bags onto a single yard of fabric. We’ll need to reorder soon and I’m considering getting it in a slightly heavier fabric.

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