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Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas from me and Just Add Sharks. It's been a busy year and I'm well behind on Project 12 but maybe I'll be able to squeeze a 10th project out before the year end.

Gingerbread Deer

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The last of my gingerbread experiments for now, there are bigger plans for the new year and more food stuffs to cut but we'll see what happens.

Gingerbread Tree

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I had a whole sheet of gingerbread to cut so I measured the thickness and calculated an appropriate slot in the material to make a 2 piece Christmas tree. Nothing too fancy, below see it decorated by a child (who also drew and laser cut the gingerbread, by which I mean me)

Plywood Production

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This article from Kitronik about the plywood production process is actually really informative and useful. I use plywood in my machine almost daily and it's something I never thought about before. The log peeling is particularly clever.

Cake Update - Washing Line

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The washing line cake also got iced and was presented to Christopher Biggins live on stage apparently. I chuckled when I saw this video clip of it in operation the day before the show.

Laser cut gingerbread

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It's Christmas and I know it is possible to laser cut gingerbread so I thought I might as well give it a try. Eli and I made a batch from the BBC recipe and he rolled it all flat using some 6mm ply as guides for the rolling pin. The bread expanded to 10mm thick and I drew some shapes for the laser. We went really slowly 2 passes at 10mm/s @ 80W and on the second pass could see smoke coming out the honeycomb so knew it had cut through. We were left with this intricate snowflake 10cm across and a rather nice negative of it too. (svg here)


Cake Update - Flying Carpet and Smoking Lamp

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Aladdin's Magic Carpet got covered in icing and presented to the actors at the Panto. I don't have any video of it moving while iced but it does look pretty good. The lamp had a steam train smoker in the end of it so it was puffing smoke throughout as well.




BB8 Cake with all the Icing

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Dawn has now finished icing the BB8 cake and the results are incredible. Check out the video over on her facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/DinkydoodleDesigns/videos/756211487817453/