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Hot Glue 101: Intro to Thermoplastic Cement

Hot glue is one of the most versatile glues you can buy. I use it for almost every project in some way or another. Whether you’re picking up a glue gun for the first time, or you’re an experience glue-slinger, this post should provide some inspiration and information that will stick with you. Continue reading “Hot Glue How To”


Torchy’s Tacos Dancing Devil

I’m at the dollar store stocking up on foam-core and a few other random items, when a little solar-powered dancing Valentine’s devil catches my eye. Having been to Torchy’s Tacos on many occasions in the few month’s I’ve lived here, I find the resemblance between this tchotchke and the local taco chain’s mascot to be pretty uncanny. With other projects on my plate I start considering how much time it would take to complete the conversion and have my own teeter-tottering, taco-wielding Torchy.  Continue reading “Torchy’s Tacos Dancing Devil”


Wile E. Coyote Dummy Gelunde Ski Jump

 

The Dummy Gelunde Jump is an annual event at Ski Apache, where contestants build a dummy on skis, point it down a slope with a huge ramp at the bottom, give it a push and cross their fingers. Similar dummy jumps can be found at other ski resorts like Mount Sunapee and Mission Ridge. The specifications and judging criteria vary, but most will require only 2 skis be used and will reward creativity, height of jump and distance traveled or proximity to a bulls-eye.  Continue reading “Wile E. Coyote Dummy Gelunde Ski Jump”


  Elfie Hat

 

This was the first year I’ve been away from family for Christmas. I wasn’t able to get enough time off to make the trip worth the high cost of holiday-season flight tickets, so I settled for visiting remotely via Skype. I knew for a while that I would want to do this, so I started building a hat that would allow me to visit, cook breakfast and open gifts, all hands free. 

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Venny, Vidi, Vici 

It seemed fitting that the first project I post about would be the BVS mascot, Venny. It was late 2015 when I decided I wanted to create a blog to display and talk about my projects. I also wanted to be able to direct people to it easily and so I started sketching a business card while I was at work. I was thinking about a name and image that would convey creativity but also be visually interesting. The idea of a brain being “milked” came to me and just like that, Venny was born. Continue reading “Venny, Vidi, Vici”