Never post pictures of your keys

I just saw Brian Brushwood Modern Rogue video on 3D printing keys (Here) it was very entertaining to watch them get a working key but being at a locksmith shop I thought I could do better so I whipped these up in about 30 seconds.


These were cut on a CNC key cutter with software that has key data and codes for thousands of keys. This is a pic of the software with the spacing and cut depths blurred out (I actually just knew the depths from looking at Brian’s key, Kwikset are very easy to decide by eye)

And this is the machine that does the cutting, much more expensive than a 3D printer though.

Leather Arcade Wallet

I have been working in this new for a little bit but have not made much progress until last week.

I wanted a way to carry all of my  different arcade and IC cards without filling up my regular wallet. It was all designed in CAD and laser cut.

I will probably post the files when it is all completed along with some sort of guide if anyone else wants to make either the same design or one with different art on the cover.

The “buttons” are hand tooled and painted with water based acrylic paint on vegetable tan leather and the internals are on thin pig suede. In the next week or so I should have it completed so stay tuned if you are looking to make one yourself.

Laser Engraving the Nintendo Switch

Update: it has been completed 3/16/2017

So I have only owned my switch for 10 days but I am already going to tattoo the back of it. As of now I have the boundary area where the laser can go without damaging the logo or anything else.

As for the design, I am pretty much set on some sort of Splatoon design but I just have to do a whole bunch of photochopping to see what will look good. If all goes well, I will probably have it all set on Thursday.

Oh, and if anyone wants a DXF or a Corel Draw template of the boundary area just leave A comment and Il put the most up to date one on Thingiverse. (for the NA version, looks like other regions have slightly different marking layouts so the design may overlap)