Customizing Christmas

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When Christmas rolls around I have many traditions when it comes to decorating and such, but I also try to mix things up a little here and there. This year, since I have the iCarver at my disposal, extra ideas popped into my head and I was able to try a couple different things. I made a couple wood stockings and custom cookie cutters.

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Getting the General CNC iCarver 40-915X Set-up

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Part of what prompted this blog was having a iCarver 40-915X from General CNC. I’ve thought about starting a blog about my prop building/collecting experiences but didn’t take the leap until the iCarver gave me the perfect excuse. I could document the process of learning to use it and and the way in which a CNC router can expand a prop maker’s capabilities. Continue reading

Showing off Some Props at Toronto Mini Maker Faire

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Myself and a couple other members of the Toronto Prop Party took part in this years Toronto Mini Maker Faire to show off some of our props and talk about how we make them. I also was showing off the iCarver 40-915X (made by General CNC) that I have been using for the past month or so.

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About Me, and this Blog

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Starting when I was young I loved making things, which lent itself naturally to my desire to make props from my favourite tv shows and movies. Along the way I’ve learned much from some great friends and had the opportunity to work on props professionally as well. This blog is going to be a discussion about my love of, or perhaps more accurately obsession with, props, toys, and just plain cool stuff. The focus will be mainly on how I make props and prop replicas, the tips and tricks I have come across, but will likely also stray into discussing other cool props, kits, and more! I am hoping to be able to post at least once a week, as time permits, or as I have projects to discuss. Continue reading