Author Archives: TinkerMake

14-inch Band Saw by Central Machinery

The first band saw to make it to our shop was a Central Machinery 9″ band saw which served the workshop well for the projects at that time. As we expanded our products to include cutting boards made from rough lumber it quickly became obvious that just planing boards resulted in too much material waste. […]

3D Printing the OpenRC F1 Car & Sourcing Parts

If you’re looking to build Daniel Noree’s OpenRC F1 car, then this is the place to help you get started. In this series of posts I plan to document my experience 3D printing, sourcing parts and the assembly of the F1 RC car. NOTE: This post is subject to change as I collect all of […]

New Product: 50 State Quarter Display Map

Our Etsy shop is setup to accept custom orders/requests from customers. About three weeks ago a customer reached out to us about making a display map for the popular 50 state quarter program that the US Mint ran from 1999 to 2008. Update: New map design release in 2017 and is now in our shop: View Map […]

How to Assemble the 3D Printed Prince Symbol with Base

If you 3D printed our Prince Symbol design or placed a custom order for this product through our store, the instructions below will walk you through the process of assembling the 3D printed Prince Symbol with base. Materials/Tools List Items in orange are included with your kit. 3D printed Prince symbol 3D printed base Gorilla glue or equivalent […]

New Product: Cutting Boards for Dad, Father’s Day Gifts

Thank dad and grandpa with a unique and thoughtful gift this Father’s day. Enjoy these as functional cutting boards, as kitchen decorations or as gifts for loved ones. We have five new cutting board designs for every dad or grandpa out there. 1. “World’s Best Dad Voted by” (pictured above) designed in-house and laser engraved on natural wood, we will personalize […]

How We Turn Rough Lumber Into Personalized Cutting Boards

Many people ask, “how do you make these cutting boards?” Most assume that we buy pre-made cutting boards and just laser engrave when the orders come in. Since we take pride in the work we do and want each cutting board to be truly unique, we make our own cutting boards in-house. Laser engraving an […]

Honor Prince’s Legacy with 3D Printed Statue of Famous Symbol

At TinkerMake I thought it would only be appropriate if I honored seven-time Grammy winner Prince with some 3D printed love. Known for megahits like “When Doves Cry” and “Purple Rain,” he passed at the age of 57 on 4/21/16. To keep it simple I looked for the one thing that was instantly recognized as Prince, and I could choose no […]

New Product: Cuban Food Cutting Board

All of your favorite Cuban dishes and ingredients laser engraved on a beautiful hand made wood cutting board. Enjoy it as an actual cutting board, to decorate your kitchen or a gift for your loved ones. Process Details Note: We do all of the work from rough lumber to finished product in-house. Boards are crafted from locally sourced rough […]

New Product: Italian Food Cutting Board

All of your favorite Italian dishes and ingredients laser engraved on a beautiful hand made wood cutting board. Enjoy it as an actual cutting board, to decorate your kitchen or to gift to your loved ones. Process Details Note: We do all of the work from rough lumber to finished product in-house. Boards are crafted from locally […]