Tag: DIY

Derrick Builds – Do It yourself projects

For years I took things apart. A lot of those things never made it back together. These were not a total loss they were educational opportunities. After all those years of destroying things I’m now in the mode of building. Woodworking had always been a hobby of mine. I’m a big fan of the http://makezine.com/ Its a site that combines electronics and machining into great project you can do yourself. Post cancer treatments I have found a therapeutic value to tinkering in the shop. You get the idea that I’m not going to be around forever, but some of the things I build can last a lot longer than I.Igus motorized slider by Derrick Perrin

Video slider parts by Igus

Igus leaner bearing slide rails. 20-80mm and a 10-80mm rails.

I have been working on a linear slider for my video camera for a few years now. I built a big one with Igus 20-80mm rail. That one was over 5 feet long and worked beautiful. I put motors on it with the help of www.servocity.com
After years of lugging the big slider around I found myself using smaller and smaller cameras. The smaller camera means I can run a lighter rail.
Sony FS-100 sitting on a Igus zaza slider setup
I’m also starting a you-tube channel for my efforts. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYXcmnenbqTYlGeuacWldyQ Please head over to my page and subscribe. The next plan is to build a CNC cutting machine for plywood. View this video to see what I want to build:

Let me know if you want to help out with cost and I will build you something in return.
-Derrick

Auralex Foam

Auralex Foam – DIY how to Video

This is a follow up video to my post from last week. We have made some progress on the Auralex foam install at the home project office studio and we wanted to share how we did it.

Thanks for watching.
-Derrick Perrin

Child chalkboard art in out kitchen.

Kitchen Chalkboard is open for business – DIY

Kitchen progress – update on DIY Chalkboard

This year we have been working to freshen up the kitchen cabinets. Sure starting a home improvement project with a 1 month and a 2 year old is one of the worst ideas I have come up with, but the end product is coming out well. The progress is slow, but we are almost done.

Okay now that the kids are busy with their new chalkboard I will get back to painting door and drawer fronts. I will post an update once its up and looking how we want it to.

Thanks for watching

-Derrick Perrin

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