CWRU assembled ball maze

Maze Press mk1

The CWRU School of Engineering periodically gives away ball mazes to guest lecturers, donors, and other honorees.  The lab I work in is responsible for manufacturing the mazes, and their assembly is extraordinarily tedious.  To make it easier to mass-produce mazes, the head of the lab divided one of our classes into two independent groups …

Backyard Refractory

Backyard Refractory

My first foray into metal fabrication was with a homemade refractory in June/July of 2007. I made the refractory out of a mix of Perlite and chimney/refractory mortar inside a large galvanized steel duct. A smaller steel tin was used as a mold for the refractory cavity. Air was forced into the refractory by a …