Thursday, April 30, 2020

Make a "Now Playing" Rack for Vinyl Records

I had fun hanging out at record stores back in the 1980s.  My favorite local Atlanta store was Turtle's Records & Tapes. They had a "Now Playing" rack on the wall where they would display the album cover of a record while it was playing in the store.  I thought it would be fun to make one that I can use when playing my records.  Check out my video of this project below.

I used my X-Carve CNC Woodworking Machine from Inventables to cut out the entire project, except for two small dowels.

I used the Inventables free EASEL online software to design the project.  The project consists of a backboard with an engraved logo, and a separate "Now Playing" piece cut from 1/2" Baltic birch plywood.   Click here to open my EASEL project to see how it's designed.

I found the Turtle's logo on Google Images.  Luckily, I was able to also find the matching font called Keep On Truckin' that I was able to use to type the "Now Playing" text.  The text at the top is engraved with an 1/8" straight bit at a depth of 0.05".  The X-Carve also drilled matching holes for me, so that I could attach the "Now Playing" cutout using two 2.5" long pieces of 1/4" dowel rod.

This display rack will get a lot of use when I play my vinyl records.  I love the colors and it brings back some great memories of hanging out in the record stores.  Thanks for checking out this project!

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Making a Wooden Rush 2112 Album Cover for Makers Rock 2020!

I reproduced the Rush 2112 album cover out of wood for the 2020 Makers Rock Album Art Collaboration on YouTube!  Check out my video and enter my giveaway for a chance to win one.  Don't forget to watch the other participants' videos in this Makers Rock Playlist and enter their giveaways too!

Here is a picture of the wooden Rush 2112 album artwork I created.  I cut out two at one time using a stack cutting technique on the scroll saw.  This was a fun project to make and I can't wait to do another album next year.  If you are interested in the next Makers Rock event, keep an eye on the Makers Rock Website for updates.

Rush 2112 Wooden Album Art

Enter for a chance to win one of my Rush 2112 album artwork pieces in the Rafflecopter widget below (for USA residents ages 18 and older only).  The deadline to enter is March 21, 2020 at 12:00am Pacific time.  A winner will be selected on March 22nd and automatically displayed in the Rafflecopter widget below.  Good luck!

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