I’ve been working on converting my vintage Samsonite suitcase into a hobby carrying case for almost a year now, with lots of hiatuses scattered throughout.
In the end, I hope to mimic a lot of features from the ModelMaq MT02:
Why would I do this instead of buying the MT02? First off, the MT02 is intended for painting miniatures, which is not my hobby. I’m much better at using polymer clay to make miniatures in the first place. Tools for painting and tools for sculpting are very different, and have different setup and storage needs. Secondly, the price. While the MT02 has a ton of features that almost justify the price of several hundred Euro, there’s also the price of shipping on top of it all. That said, I’d rather make a customized case myself for much less money (but much more time).
I’ve done the following to the case thus far:
I ripped out some of the fabric panels.
Completely stripped the “bottom” portion of fabric.
I created a cleat to hold a middle platform to hold the cutting mat.
I cut out a panel on each side of the bottom for drawer faces.
I did this with a special hand-saw.
I laser cut some wood to be drawers.
I have purchased brass to make the two swinging/fold-out tool holders for the top half.
Lately, I’ve been avoiding nightshades. There’s a longer story there, but I wanted to post about my experience at Olive Garden. We went to Olive Garden for lunch and I chose the Ravioli di Portobello with the Alfredo sauce substituted for the tomato sauce. Later that day, I had a …
I’ve been a “maker” my whole life! From a young age, I was encouraged to build, cut, paint, and sew my way out of both boredom and problems. Believe me, I wasn’t great at all of it. That said, Maker Groups are great places for you to practice your craft …
Today I learned that you can make whipped cream in a Magic Bullet (TM).
I put about 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/3 cup of heavy whipping cream into the small bullet container and let it whip for about a minute. Please note, this is much longer than the manufacturer’s recommended time for blending.
After some careful thought, I’ve realized that blogging isn’t my strong suit. For the most part, I’m going to focus my attention on fiction writing. That’s not to say that I won’t post things anymore, because this is my little soap-box and it bypasses the ephemeral nature of Facebook and …
This is ridiculous if it’s true. “The Instagram account of a Russian solider may have landed under-pressure Vladimir Putin in hot water after the app’s photomap placed 24-year-old Sanya Sotkin’s selfies in rebel-held Ukrainian territory.” Via TheDrum Reminds me of:
It says something very telling about our society that talking about my sexuality (I’m bi) is more accepted than my mental health (I struggle with depression). While I’m glad this new age is making it more acceptable to speak about both subjects, it’s striking how marginalized mental health truly is. …
So, sometime last year, I managed to get sand in my little point-and-shoot camera. To say I was disappointed would be an understatement. I called the camera repair shop, and they said it would cost over $100 dollars to fix it! Armed with this “proof”, I priced out a good …
So along with this minimalist thing I tend to follow (or like to think I follow… it’s more reading lots of articles about it and wishing I were more like that), I also try to spend enough time for myself, and relaxing. In today’s society, it’s pretty easy to plug-in, …
I feel like this gentleman has more space in his apartment than I do, and he has half the square footage: GIZMODO – The Tiny Transforming Apartment That Packs Eight Rooms into 350 Square Feet [ Via Yahoo ]
If you didn’t know, writing prose and writing a blog post is a completely different experience. The tone, the diction and even the part of my brain that I use (anecdotally, but it certainly feels like it) vary widely between the two. Inspiration for what to write for a blog …