Elevator Phone

A custom elevator phone. The client needed a phone that didn’t reduce the interior volume of the unusually small elevator.

A custom user interface with speaker, microphone, and keypad to replace the traditional handset.
Side View
Internals
Remote electronics with amplifier.

All reports are positive and the phone has turned out as essential for this remote location. On several occasions, during the winter, a passenger has been trapped when a circuit breaker pops due to cold, thickened hydraulic oil. I’ll bet someone loves this phone more than we can appreciate!

African Artifacts

The project: Design and fabricate display stands for some African Tribal Artifacts.

The customer called these “cotton needles”. The look similar however, the differences created a challenge. Since they would be displayed as a pair, the design had to accommodate the differences but the stands needed to look identical.

The solution was to incorporate the copper coated wire element to hold and support the darkened part of the needles so that it could be easily adjusted.

The round base made a statement almost like an exclamation point!

Cotton Needles ready for display.

Tribal mask ready for display.

Pool Filter Holder

This swimming pool filter clamp is no longer available. Instead of spending a small fortune and retrofitting a new filtration system the customer brought me the broken part to make one. With the cost of making the CAD model and the CNC programming was rolled into the first part the customer liked the reduced cost of a second part and elected to have us make him a spare.

Machined bosses and starting the through holes.

Quick blow off with compressed air to check progress.

Chamfering the bosses.

Hemstitching with .500 ball end mill.

Finishing the hemstitch.

Outer perimeter cut to leave a very thin attachment.

Finished part easily snaps out of the remaining material.

After some minimal deburr, another job is finished for a happy customer.

Go Pro Mount

CAD model option 1 direct mount.

CAD model option 2. Customer chose this option.

CNC mill operation 1 completed.

Part completed in 2 operations.

Box of finished parts ready for the customer.

Finished part with mating part attached.

An o-ring holds the parts together.

A tab on the o-ring allows for ease of installation and removal.