You need some pretty sharp angles. Sharp 15º angles. So sharp you could cut yourself just looking at them carelessly! Maybe not that sharp.
2016 is nearly done, but I had time to push through one last project before 2017 arrives. A little talk about what went into the Orbiter tama design.
SLS offers me a way to combine freedom of expressive forms with control over weight and structure in variations you can't make happen on a wood lathe or CNC mill.
Adjusting to the new diggs and the new workshop is going great. It may still be January as I write this, but 2016 will be an excellent year in the studio!
Sunlight streaming through the windows, spicy exotic wood dust filling the air and the blare of a great playlist accompanying the buzz, clack and chatter in the workshop.
A February day spent walking in the park. It's good to be outside. Short chill video playing some of my own kendama while the sun was out.
Printing via SLS is more expensive per kendama than buying plastic filament and a personal-sized 3D printer, but the added value in performance and appearance speaks for itself.
The goal of Project Vii is to reach beyond the normal and bring into reality something new, fun, and exciting. With this project we look to innovate on and challenge accepted ideas of what currently is ...
These kens almost didn't happen. If not for the guidance of professors, peers and visiting designers, these concepts would not have made it into the project scope in time for the show ...
Since we already know what a 90 degree stack will get us, we opted to do our cuts and laminations at 45 degrees from the center axis ...