Progress (sort of)

As far as design movements go I seem to be pulling heavily toward a modern aesthetic, due to the crisp clean lines and matching repeated geometric shapes, the materials may suggest a bit of Bauhaus, being machined aluminum, G-10 composite, and 3D printed plastic. Other design cues stem from streamlining, the curved exterior form should…
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Wine Knife Progress

Busy week, machined three parts so far, four if you count the failed aluminum spring bent during milling. Surprisingly the parts which I though were tiny are good sized by a machinist point of view. I was able to save some money as a few remnant aluminum pieces became available that were big enough to use for the tooth, bottle opener,…
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Inspiration

Being an outdoorsman I like the simplistic style and ruggedness of outdoor gear and gadgets, especially when it comes to camp tools, climbing gear, off-road equipment etc. There is some feel of military grade with a splash of bright color, usually in the form of anodized metals, that screams reliability and longevity. Many of the things I own fall…
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Ryan’s Aspirations

Currently my aspirations for this semester are to gain a good bit of working experience in manufacturing, 3-d printing, laser cutter, and Arduino skills are all up for grabs at the ITLL and my lower credit hour semester is allowing for more time to explore these avenues. By graduation I expect to have completed at least one…
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Ryan Yankowsky Skills

Having a strong background in mechanics I am extremely handy with many tools and materials and have worked with everything from fabric to wood, acrylic, and metals. Gas motors are a specialty of mine. I am comfortable in a machine shop, having welding, lathe, and mill experience. I can also solder and understand basic circuitry. As far as…
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Aluminum Can Models

Guinness roadster I have chosen to build a can model of a café racer motorcycle, using strictly can part built from aluminum cans and adhesive. Similar to the above photo the model should resemble an actual bike. This is the hardest material I have ever worked with, the aluminum is so thin it dents/ warps quite easily and adheres on contact…
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