Weird Videos and a Titanium Tripod

It’s been a while since my last blog post…

Truthfully, I’m trying to do two or three blog posts a week (but I’m obviously failing miserably at this!).

Regardless, we’re both here now, let’s continue:

In case you’ve missed it – I’ve been doing a whole boat-load of stuff on YouTube recently.

Basically, I’ve been uploading at least one, short video a day. I’ll admit that the videos were really not that great in the beginning – but they are getting better (not my words …but the words of my Subscribers! :-D).

Click Here to check out my channel and the latest video (and subscribe so you don’t miss any more :-D).

Now, it actually gets even more interesting…

I’ve started another YouTube Channel as well …but this one if WEIRD (in a good way of course).

The other channel is called “EpicMake” and I do a whole bunch of stuff… particularly cutting random objects in half – like this:


Now, I’ve had many requests asking to see more “behind the scenes” in the workshop.

Honestly, it’s kind of difficult the way my workshop is setup. It’s a really small workshop and so a lot of stuff is tucked away in plastic tubs (which we take out when required)… and the place generally looks kind of untidy because of the lack of bench space.

Nevertheless – here’s a video for you on how the waterjet cutting machine works:


Progress in the Titanium Mechanical Pencils for the Kickstarter project Rewards in going well.

Only a few weeks away from shipping I estimate.

Here’s a couple of shots of the progress:

They look like deadly titanium spears, but they really are pencils …I promise. ๐Ÿ™‚

Giving the pencils a rest on a soft towel in between the finishing process …only the BEST for my babies!


Because I’ve been recording so much video recently I need (yes, NEED) to make my own hand-held tripod.

I’m on my third hand-held tripod/handle and it’s just not working for me.

I’ll likely make it out of titanium and, because I’m really starting to like it, carbon fiber.

Here’s a couple of initial sketches of what I was thinking for this camera handle (remember, the main function of it is for pointing the camera at myself and talking into the lens).



P.S. I’m also working on a titanium (and possibly carbon fiber) clipboard …the office-type thing that holds paper.

Got any other “wild dreams” of things you’d like to see be made?

I’m listening…

  • Damon says:

    My grandmother would keep old appliances and machines that didn’t work for me. When I went to visit I had stuff to take apart!

    • That’s awesome. I remember also taking stuff apart when I was younger – maybe it’s a “guy thing”.

      • Joe says:

        It definitely is a “guy thing” lol although I’m sure there are some women out there that love it too, just not in that great a number.

        Bit of a weird one, but i would like to see something along the lines of a stationery holder thingy, in titanium of course. To have pride of place on my desk ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Peter says:

    If you’re going to make a pencil – why not a forever pencil that will ALWAYS be ready for use.

    Here’s an example:

  • Andrew says:

    I’d love to see the clipboard you’re working on. Also a notebook/notepad would be awesome, something like what this fellow made, but with your design aesthetic:

  • Alex says:

    Tripod, tripod, tripod!!!!!!

  • annag says:

    taking stuff apart maybe a “guy thing”, but i definitely did it too as a kid, and still do. “if you can’t take it apart and put it back together again, you don’t own it.”

    anyhow, i’m stoked about the idea of a clipboard, especially one with a folding booklet-style cover that can be folded either over the front of the pages or around to the back. this kind typically also has a spring-loaded locking (or perhaps just latching) mechanism. i’ll send you a photo, if you like.

    p.s. i’m prett sure women aren’t magically better at shopping for certain stuff; we just pay attention to and practice it more! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • annag says:

    oh also, i forgot to mention: tripod! esp. a pocket-sized one.

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