Sunday, January 29, 2017

Making a Wooden Atlanta Falcons Logo

After a lifetime of watching other teams win the Superbowl, it's great to see the Atlanta Falcons getting a chance in Superbowl LI.  Watch me make an Atlanta Falcons logo out of wood to hang in my shop!  Click here to download my template.

I was born in Atlanta and have lived here all of my life.  My father would take me to Atlanta Falcons football games at the old Fulton County Stadium.  It would be freezing cold and the sun would be shining in my face.  I remember asking my dad "Why do they play football on a baseball field?"  LOL  This logo is a fun segmentation woodworking project.  Maybe you could make your team's logo out of wood too!

Wooden Atlanta Falcons Logo by The Carmichael Workshop

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Make a 3D Printer Enclosure for a Prusa i3 RepRap 3D Printer!

I made an enclosure for my Folger Tech Prusa i3 RepRap 3D Printer to protect it from sawdust in the shop.  This project is specific to my 3D printer, but I hope it gives you some ideas on how to build an enclosure or display case for other items as well.

I used a combination of 3/4" plywood, 1/2" plywood, 1/4" plywood, and 1/4" plexiglass for this project.  I had all of the materials on-hand left over from other projects.  Below are the dimensions for the main parts.
  • Top and Bottom - 18" wide x 22.75" deep (3/4" plywood)
  • Sides - 23" wide x 22" tall (1/2" plywood)
  • Back - 18" x 18" (1/4" plywood)
  • Control Panel Cover - 18" wide x 4.25" tall (3/4" plywood)
3D Printer Enclosure by The Carmichael Workshop

Building the small box for the 3D printer controls was a blast.  I made careful measurements and designed it myself.  I cut all the parts from 1/4" plywood and glued them together with wood glue.  I used this On/Off Lighted Rocker Switch for the printer and LED lights.  If you have the same controller, click here to download my PDF template of the controller box.

3D Printer Control Box by The Carmichael Workshop

This was a fun project and a great opportunity to use up some plywood and plexiglass materials that were taking up space in my shop.  Look out for a 3D printed project coming soon!

3D Printer Enclosure by The Carmichael Workshop

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Shop Update to Kick Off 2017!

Here's a quick Sidebar Conversation shop update to kick off 2017!  Happy New Year!