Halloween is coming

Want an easy way to make your own costume parts? Vacuum Forming!

There’s a video here and when you watch it you can see it’s pretty easy:

Weekend Project: Kitchen Floor Vacuum Former from Make: on Vimeo.

But in the video, the guy’s mold didn’t come out super great because he didn’t drill holes into the form to suck the plastic to it tighter. Download and read the .pdf for more details on how to make it better here:

Happy Veterans Day

In the very short time that I’ve had this site up and running it has already paid for itself in lots of personal ways many times over.  Today’s submission is another example of that.  I woke up and found the drawing below in my inbox and it means a lot to me.  So to all the veterans out there, I hope you take a moment to bask in the appreciation of a grateful, but sometimes short memoried nation.

The narrative:

“I’m unsure why we have only one day that honors our veterans like you.
It’s not like we only have our freedoms 1 out of 365 days a year.
Thank you for your service, my friend.”