Latest from the editor's blog...

Mark Baker

Mark Baker

A new awareness needed?

13 May 2019

I often hear people say: ‘I’m bored.’ I smile and then try to work out if they are bored because they don’t know what to do, cannot do what they want, or can’t be bothered to get off their backsides and do something. I talk to a lot of people and many seem afraid of trying something new or, worse ye ...

Latest from the forum...


  • No Name Yet

    By Dalboy

    Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 7:07 PM

    Finish one of two pieces should have the second finished either tomorrow or the following day.Still to give it a name. Inspired by Keith Tompkins from anot...

    View

  • Organic

    By oldtrout

    Friday, May 17, 2019 - 11:46 AM

    Thanks for that full explanation Phil, I was curious about how "wood filament" is constituted. I would never have the intellectual rigour to learn how to u...

    View

  • Organic

    By PhilipS

    Friday, May 17, 2019 - 9:15 AM

    Nick,The choice of 3D printer is a tricky one. I have opted for more expensive versions that were essentially targeted at educational establishments so are...

    View

  • skew chisel

    By Pete in Welland

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 6:17 PM

    I think most of us have done battle with the dreaded skew and there are lots of tried and tested variations on angles and how to use. I have 6 different sk...

    View

  • Organic

    By nicksimpson

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 9:15 PM

    Philip, thank you for sharing your experiences with laser printing. A quick search suggests that a beginner's model 3d set-up is not expensive. BUT how l...

    View

  • Organic

    By SFurini

    Monday, May 13, 2019 - 7:57 PM

    This is fantastic, Philip - I really liked seeing the natural lit photo which gives a much clearer sense of the colour and subtlety of the finished piece. ...

    View

  • Something new for me

    By SFurini

    Monday, May 13, 2019 - 7:50 PM

    Great end result, Pete - bet it looks even better in real life. I like the curves on the flames and the raised ridge in each of them. Lot of work but a great looking wall piece!

    View

  • Lines Circles and Light!

    By SFurini

    Monday, May 13, 2019 - 7:48 PM

    Thanks, Philip and oldtrout - glad the video was interesting. I had another go at this when demoing at Makers Central this weekend. Will post pictures when it's finished.

    View