Happy New Year from Light Paint Hack

New Year’s Eve Light Painting Image – How It Developed

On New Year’s Eve I put together a quick 2017-2018 light painting image. Here’s a quick run down of how it came together. The Scene It’s cold here in south-east Michigan, so I didn’t want to go too far in temperatures around -15degC, so my backyard it was. The original plan was to use the trees as part of the …

A Quick LED String Swing using Olympus LIVECOMP mode

A Quick LED String Swing Using Olympus LIVECOMP mode

A few nights ago I sat in my basement staring at my cache of light painting tools trying to figure out what to do. I messed around with a few torches with filters but nothing was quite turning out the way I wanted. Then came my go to for fun – the $2 battery powered LED string. As light painting …

Friction Drilling

An interesting process that creates a very useful hole in metals is friction drilling or flow drilling. Rather than using a fluted drill bit to cut a hole, friction drilling uses a conical bit coated made of a high heat-resistant material from the ceramic family to form the hole. In this process the bit is pressed into the target body …

High Speed Video Of Drill Tool

I love to see what is really happening at the interface of a cutting tool and there is no better way to see it that slowing down a high-speed video. Ingersoll Cutting Tools have once again made a high-speed video of one of their tools in action. This one is their Quad Drill+ cutting a half hole in 1018 mild …