Bridesmaid Gifts

We made both our groomsmen gifts and our bridesmaids gift ourselves. Here’s quick recap of how we made the bridesmaid gifts:

It all started with this “log” we pulled out of our firewood pile:
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Bike Racks for Akshay & Linda!

I will first say, I shamelessly stole this from someone else, I thought I could build it myself and it would be more meaningful.

I will also definitely say now that I would 100% buy it if I were to do it again, the cost is very reasonable considering how much work it actually required to get it to this level of finish.

Here’s the render of what I want to make:
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I blew up the template, cut it up into 8.5×11 sheets, printed out the template on my regular printer, taped it all together, cut it out, stuck it to the wood and used a jig saw to cut it out, with a bit of a buffer for fine tuning later:
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Made a Lightsaber!

So, I built my friend a Lightsaber, and display stand for Christmas! It’s his combination christmas present and 30th birthday present.

And technically, I didn’t built it, I bought it from ultrasaber, but I HEAVILY customized it for him. Let’s get right into it!

Here it is straight from Ultrasabers:

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Space Aquarium

So, my dad got a new 135 gallon fish tank, and he bought a repeating pattern backing that was really bland and boring. I floated the idea of letting me do something really special for him, and he immediately said yes, before even hearing most of the idea.

It came out quite well, not as well as I think I’d like, but for around $100, it came out AMAZING.
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Rainbow Grunge Texture Piece

I made this just for fun, but thought someone might enjoy the high resolution texture.
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Dragon’s Breath

We made a new piece! It’s called Dragon’s Breath. A special request from a dear friend of mine Samir Balwani made it to the top of our list. He requested a drink that would be ideal for shots, totally unique, and cool. Easy enough 🙂
Click read more for the full process, and the ingredients!

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GeekGlassware LLC is official!

Yay, I filed for an LLC. That makes me a CEO. Kind of cool I guess. I don’t feel any different, am I supposed to be getting a package in the mail that teaches me how to be a jerk, or will that just happen over time? ha ha, just kidding.

Seriously, though: Geekglassware.com is also now live, and so is the Etsy page, facebook page, and twitter account. Also made the subreddit for a small nest of future planning that I’ve got in mind with the help from my best CEO-friend, Samir Balwani (he owns and runs SiteFox.com. I traded him tech support for advice and all that 🙂

The homepage for geekglassware is just a landing page, takes you directly to my Etsy account (which I am both proud and sad to say is nearly sold out of inventory). More glasses coming soon!


renderDragon Glass (For Akshay!)

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: NIKON D90
  • Taken: 15 April, 2012
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/30s

I decided to make some glasses for my brother. He co-owns and operates a relatively new game development company, renderDragon. I made this pair of glasses for him with some help. Also, my first experiment into depth and layering the sand blasting. I’m happy with how it came out 🙂


Star Wars Last Supper Mosaic (New)

I did it. For the countless e-mails I’ve received, for my love of big projects, for Star Wars, and for myself. I remade the star wars mosaic. Admittedly, I did not spend as much time creating it as I did the first time. Whether it’s because I’m better at it than I was, whether I was just lazier and didn’t take as much care, who knows. I have created a few print size downloads, one is 300 dpi , one is 600dpi, and one is 900 dpi. Continue reading for the download links and more screenshots. Continue reading “Star Wars Last Supper Mosaic (New)” »