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Items for your desktop, either practical, or just for fun.

Little Dedo the Gargoyle

Little Dedo the Gargoyle

From Wikipedia: “Little Dedo is a small gargoyle with pointy ears and human-like feet on the Notre Dame Cathedral. When the cathedral was built in 1160, a nun from a tiny convent in Provence who disliked the menacing gargoyles that were put on top of the building to ward off evil spirits, disguised herself as a workman, gained entrance to the work site and quickly carved the sculpture from a small block before placing it on the highest roof.
The gargoyle was undiscovered for centuries until a small boy, lost in the labyrinthine structure, stumbled off a ledge and rolled down a roof into the arms of the gargoyle. Since its rediscovery, the creature has been affectionately known as Little Dedo, the gargoyle with the crossed toes.”

I modeled this not as an exact replica, but one would certainly recognise it as a copy. The photo’s show the model printed in Sandstone. I have both a 4cm http://shpws.me/pfju and 5cm http://shpws.me/pfjx model in my store on Shapeways, available in acrylic also.

 

 

Dedo - The Little Gargoyle

Dedo – The Little Gargoyle

 

Dedo - The Little Gargoyle

Dedo – The Little Gargoyle

 

 
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Posted by on February 4, 2014 in 3D Printing, Desktop, For the Home, Sculpture

 

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Globe Magnifying Glass / Paperweight

I created this half-globe out of 3D Printed Sandstone and then attached it to a pre-made brass magnifying glass and paperweight (the mag glass folds into the base).

The globe focuses on California. Still for sale if anyone’s interested.

Globe Magnifying Glass

Globe Magnifying Glass

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

 

 
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Posted by on November 1, 2013 in 3D Printing, Desktop, For the Home, Paperweight

 

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2014 World Cup Fan Memorabilia

In preparation for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil (yes, it’s that time again!) I have created a desktop memorabilia piece that allows you to show your support for your favourite country.

7 cm’s wide and just US $21. Many versions here in my shop on Shapeways

If you want your country represented let me know!

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA 2014 world cup printed detail

 

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2013 in 3D Printing, Desktop, For the Home

 

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Faux Scrimshaw Desk Art

A young sailor in the 1700’s is homeward bound at the end of his first whaling experience. Haunted by the grotesque sights of mighty whales slaughtered and cut to pieces, he knows he will never return. He would rather grow potatoes on the family farm than sail through blood red waters again… At night, on the rocking ship, the young man works by lamp-light and carves into a piece of whale-bone using needles and his knife. The image burned into his memory is of the first whale spotted at sunrise by his crew and subsequently killed. It is this scene that he attempts to preserve on the small piece of bone. Once complete he will encase the edges in copper scraps that he found on the ship and, finally, will present it to his mother when he tells her he will never again return to the sea…

Faux Scrimshaw

Faux Scrimshaw

Faux Scrimshaw back

Faux Scrimshaw back

Before Greenpeace comes a’knockin’ – no, this is not whale-bone, or tooth, or part of any animal. It is, in fact, tagua nut, an extremely hard nut used by woodcarvers for miniature pieces. I made this myself to try and recreate something a little different. I wanted to make something that looked like it was an antique and something with a story behind it. I cut and shaped the nut (no mean feat in itself) and then set to work using micro chisels to carve some of the design. It isn’t 100% carved, I want to make that plain, and I then took my Micron Pigma pens and inked into the carved lines and the rest of the image around them. With help from blades used in scratchboarding I then scratched into the design to create cross-hatching and, thus, more depth.

Once that was done I took some copper, heat and beat the hell out of it and formed it around the back of the piece, finally joining the pieces with copper wire (and a bit of glue). Finally, I polished it and then coated the surface in resin for that extra shine…

Signed and dated (2012) on the back, the piece is for sale directly from me. It measures 48mm in width and height and is 20mm deep (approx 1.75×1.75x.75 inches).

Cdn/US $125 includes shipping and Certificate of Authenticity. One of a kind and I won’t be making another…

 
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Posted by on May 4, 2012 in Desktop, For the Home, Handcrafted, Paperweight

 

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Climbing Dragon Pen Barrel

Thought I would design something new for the Chinese Year of the Dragon… This is a climbing dragon (wingless, Chinese-style) pen barrel in acrylic that I hand painted and then resin coated. I have it offered for sale in my Etsy store: Dragon Pen Barrel.  There are also three other unpainted versions in white, indigo and red.

The pen itself is a button-click. chrome and black and uses a Parker-style refill, as well as the widely available UNI-Ball® refill. This one has black ink. It has real heft to it and does not feel like a cheap ball-point.

Dragon Pen Painted Detail

Dragon Pen Painted Detail

dragon pen painted

Dragon Pen Painted

dragon pen all colours

Dragon Pen all colours

 
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Posted by on February 4, 2012 in 3D Printing, Desktop, STL

 

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“Adrift” sculpture

This is something I’d designed quite a while ago but until Shapeways introduced a White Ceramic material there wasn’t another material I wanted to make it in. This image is a render and the actual sculpture would have a thick layer of ceramic glaze on it, but you get the idea here. It is 14.7cms wide and costs $95.

Adrift sculpture

Adrift sculpture

I have a short turntable video of this also that helps show the form better.

(For some weird reason the video doesn’t show up for me using Google Chrome – and Google owns YouTube! – but it does in Internet Explorer. If you have that problem here is the direct link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn0UNl_g22Y)

 
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Posted by on November 13, 2011 in 3D Printing, Desktop, For the Home, Sculpture

 

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Easter Island Head Statue (revisited)

I decided to remodel this statue recently since I wasn’t completely satisfied with the original (posted earlier). I designed it to be printed in full-colour sandstone, but it is available in other materials also. Available in two sizes, 16.9 cm and 6.8cm.

Easter Island Statue (new)

Easter Island Statue (new)

 
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Posted by on November 11, 2011 in 3D Printing, Desktop, For the Home, Sculpture, Statue

 

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