Show and Tell August 2020

Post a picture and description of anything you are working on this month at the 'Space here!

It can be anything from a small craft project to a large CNC router project to building a table to 3D printing to a science experiment and so much more. There are lots of people doing cool things at DMS all the time, but most of us don’t get to see it. Post it here and share the interesting things you are doing at Dallas Makerspace this month!

Posting here helps not only promote Dallas Makerspace, but could inspire others to make something. It will also help PR post a monthly look at what can be done here on a blog post or other social media (with attribution to each maker of course).

:bulb: NOTE: Please try to include the following on each post, to help make for richer social media content!

  • a decent QUALITY photo
  • a notation about WHAT you’ve made
  • WHO you are (for attribution on the blog)
  • HOW you’ve made it
  • and WHY

Not an artsy project or anything super inventive, but here’s a stand, plus two out of the four intended tanks for Evaporust! This is a new tool for VECTOR that folks on the committee had been requesting for a while, and allows for anything long & skinny (such as pinball legs) to easily be dunked in Evaporust, which can be gentler on metals than other un-rusting agents.

The frame is simply 2x4s screwed together. The pipes are 4" PVC with a cap and a cleanout plug on each end. There is an all-in-one primer & PVC sealant cement called PipeWeld that I found at Home Depot that allows me to just spray it on from its aerosol can rather than having to mix primers & solvents & whatnot.


Hadn’t done any craft in a while, but I’m finally back in the mood. This is a multilayer Corgi done in 5 laser cut layers using different veneered plywoods. 11 inches long.



I recently finished one of the quilts I’m making for kids o’ cousins (I’ve never been clear what that is: once removed? second cousins?) Anyway, Abby graduated from Washington and Lee in Virginia this past spring with a degree in computer something-or-other. She starts her first post-college job tomorrow with Google in San Francisco. I was clued-in by her aunt Kathy that she planned to use white, grey, pink and light purple for her primary color scheme for decorating. I took a little artistic license to expand a bit beyond those parameters…

The puffy appearance is due to the batting choice. It is Hobbs Tuscany Wool. I discovered by accident a few years ago that after washing, it poufs up. Which seems appropriate for a quilt for someone living in the bay area. Where it actually gets cold at night.


Not just at night either. I was visiting my in-laws there in 04 or 05, I took the cable car ride during the day. Damn it was cold in the middle of July. Cold as wasn’t expecting 55 degee’s in the middle of the day in the middle of Summer

Today’s adventure was to polish the headlights on my car and Larry’s truck. Results are kind of impressive!

(closer look)


what did you use! That is great! Amaze!


Playing with combining dichroic glass and bubble enamel in the microwave,

not getting consistent results yet, but it’s interesting.


After standing in front of the array of options at Autozone for a few minutes, I went with a turtle wax headlight kit. It comes with a small bottle of rubbing compound, a small spray bottle of something with an important name, but it’s probably just water, two reversible sanding pads so you go through four fine grits, and a couple of foil packets contains little wipes for a two-step seal.


Sibling’s kids are first cousins (or just “cousins”).

Kids of your cousins are one generation off, so they’d be first cousins once removed.

If you had kids, your cousins’ kids and your kids would be 2nd cousins.

First cousins share a grandparent (2 generations)

Second cousins share a great-grandparent (3 generations)

Third cousins share a great-great-grandparent (4 generations)

Fourth cousins share a 3rd-great grandparent (5 generations)



Thanks, Mike! That made a LOT more sense that other charts I’ve tried to interpret. As near as I could tell from them, we were fifth cousins or something weird like that, which didn’t seem right.

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Took the design of the New Mexico flag and made a sticker. This was my first try at layering vinyl cut on my still-newish Cricut Maker.


Didn’t know some gas stations were casinos until I went to NM.

My brother bought us both dna tests one Christmas because with our father being passed away we really don’t know much at all of his side of the family…blahblahblah…we found out we have a cousin nobody know about. Well someone knows but…



I made this shoe storage rack with custom handles


I have way to many hobbies.

Sand and sharks are in! I’ll have this piece at DMS Friday since resin is tooo messy for home. I still need clear waves in the sand, and 2 layers Resin over the ocean to put the sharks under water.


I hope, Raku firing this weekend on the faces! That will be fun.


Microwave fusing also fun