In this post we directly compare the capabilities of a CylinDraw against a laser engraver for making custom tumblers!
We are proud to announce a major new capability: CylinDraw makes for an excellent paper plotter! So how does it compare to existing paper plotters?
Engraving stainless steel is difficult, so we brought in the big guns…
The engraving process produces ultra fine particles that are too small to see which need to be collected for human safety. Our original design calls for a mounted shop vacuum and a magnetically mounted Lexan shield. This setup is simple & works great! Though its probably best used in a garage because a shop vacContinue reading “Engraving Tips & Tricks #2: Cooling, Feeds, & Speeds”
This winter we’ve been experimenting with our engraving process to lock down the best methods for different materials & cups. In this series I’ll be sharing some interesting tips we learned along the way in a small easily digestible format. First enjoy this short teaser clip & these beauties that resulted. How its Done CylinDraw’sContinue reading “Tumbler Engraving Tips & Tricks #1: Bit Sizing”
Happy new year! Its a busy time (as always) for me but life is good! 2021 (& 2020) saw me stuck in a tight loop most of the time. A dearth of traditional ‘adventure’ seems an unavoidable reality of the pandemic age. That, in addition to simply being an attentive parent. (I have 2 inContinue reading “New Year, New Upgrades!”
On Saturday mornings you can usually find me doing some sort of random craft project with my favorite tiny human. My daughter is a high energy curious 5 year old and I’m always trying to feed into her enthusiasm with open-ended toys, simple science experiments, origami, or drawing & coloring. Much of the coloring sheContinue reading “Optimal Path Planning and Hatch Filling For Pen Plotters”
(This post first appeared on EngineerDog.com) In my previous post I shared an introduction to a cup-specific plotter project I developed over the last couple years. This time I want to dive a bit more deeply into appreciating some of the art you can produce with this type of machine. This article has a good bit ofContinue reading “Discover the Joy of Pixel Manipulation and Vector Art”
Good news everyone, we just posted the CylinDraw Kits on our Etsy web store! We are offering an introductory special including: Free Shipping, 10% off all orders, and we are including a bonus stainless steel tumbler along with kits while supplies last. Special ends July 6th. Link to Main Kit Listing which offers these 3Continue reading “CylinDraw Kits Available Now!”
(This article was originally posted on my blog at EngineerDog.com.) When I was younger every Christmas at least one person in my family would inevitably receive the gift of a new flashlight. The trend never failed and became a running inside joke. “I don’t know what to get anyone, you’re all about to get flashlights.” Part ofContinue reading “Introducing CylinDraw!”