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Adjustable Tube Mount 2

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I revamped the Adjustable tube mount. The new longer bolts arrived which gave me more thread to play with and the hex heads can be locked into hex shaped holes saving a few at the head end. The main change is the way the left/right adjust works. A piece of 0.8mm ply now sits into a groove on the axis which prevents most of the twisting that could occur. The whole vertical adjust is now a lot more stable. The real knurled nuts are not as nice as the DIY plastic ones but they are easier. There is about 30mm of travel in both axis which should be more than enough adjustment, there are also 2, one for either end of the tube. (svg here)



Vale Eurogame

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According to the files on this project I started it 24 months ago and I haven't touched it for 9 months, I'm not sure why it never made it to the blog because it took long enough. This is a Eurogame based upon the Vale LRP game. Players assume the role of the Duke or the Kahn and take it in turns to move meeples around the board searching for resource nodes and collecting the resource bags that spawn upon them. (svg here)


The game starts by seeding the gaming area with a path between 2 camps. From the 'Dukes' camp 2 or 3 tiles are laid, then the ritual site and the same number of tiles are laid before the road is ended with the 'Kahns' camp. A number of paths lead off of the main road, these will be exploration areas for the meeples.

During a turn a player may move all of their meeples 1 space around the board. They can be moved separately or as a stack to speed up game play. As a meeple moves along a path into an empty space the player draws a tile from the b…

X and Y Adjustable Mount 1

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Turns out I need some left/right adjustment on the tube mount too. A second screw and knob adjust allows me to tweak the tube left to right and still maintains the low profile. I'm still waiting on some 40mm screws to go across the horizontal but it works as proof of concept. I think I can respin it to make it better though so watch this space. (svg here)

Twirl Picture

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I was looking for some inspiration on the interwebs and instead I stumbled over this twirl picture instead that was just too nice not to cut. I carved it fairly deeply into a sheet of Poplar and then outlined the white to make it really stand out.

Adjustable mount

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This is an easily adjustable mount for holding a laser tube in position. I wanted an easy way to budge the tube up and down for one of my tests. Ideally I would have done it with a single adjustment screw but for simplicity I ended up with one on each side. They have to be raised and lowered equally but that's easily done with the adjustment screws. The nuts were packed out with an knurled acrylic disc, the acrylic has less wear when holding the but tight.

Guild ball tokens

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The guild ball tokens designed for "Who Cares Who Wins" have been updated to include 'Legendary Play', 'Loved Creature' tokens. They community must approve because they're getting through about a dozen sets a month and occupying more and more machine time :) If you play guildball and fancy a set, why not contact them.


Easter Bunny Box

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I was testing out the shaped box process and I wanted to see just how complex one of these boxes could become. This bunny box was made with 6 separate curved sections to get the sharp angles. The lid has extra details on it by cutting down to the layer below and drawing low power lines onto it. (svg here)