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A Conventional Artist and Craftsman Learns About Digital Fabrication | 3D Universe Untethered Episode 19

What occurs when a standard craftsman is given a number of the newest digital fabrication instruments? Be a part of us as we sit down with Bryce Carter, old-fashioned “Punk Heathen” jeweler, leatherworker, woodworker, and “man who nonetheless makes patches for his jean jacket with an Exacto knife, card inventory and a can of spray paint” of Carter Craftwork and our Artistic Director Jen Owen who has been instructing him as she is studying herself!

Hear Bryce share about how he has been utilizing laser slicing3D printing, and vacuum forming to supply his authentic designs extra effectively and enhance the profitability of his personal start-up small enterprise after studying the corporate he’s at present working for is shutting down attributable to COVID.

Laser and hand etched bone jewelry from Carter Craftwork
Laser etched designs versus hand etched with a dremel software, nails and hand inking.

Earlier than accessing a laser cutter, Bryce was hand etching his designs with a handheld Dremel bit and generally even a nail! He carves his Carter Craftwork designs into bone, leather-based, buffalo enamel, antler and wooden which used to take hours and he wasn’t in a position to get the clear and exact traces he had hoped for by hand etching. Now, because of his laser cutter, he is ready to not solely create his designs sooner and in a matter of minutes versus hours, however he can duplicate his designs time and again and have high-quality line work for his merchandise.

Laser engraved celtic cross on bone jewelry

“For almost all of the jewellery I make, it’s lots of bone and antler pendants so I exploit varied grinders and I’ve a Dremel software, a belt grinder, and the wheel model grinder too. More often than not earlier than I acquired entry to those instruments (the laser cutter), it’s been all guide. I might draw on the bones with a pencil and attempt to hold the traces straight with the Dremel bit. I used to be making an attempt to etch one thing in there and hoped it got here out effectively!”

I’ve all the time been fascinated with skeletons and bones and I used to be considering “Why am I not carving these?” as a result of I discover them in locations and I’ve entry to them. I like the truth that I’m making issues that I care about so it’s not like lots of factory-produced gadgets the place individuals are simply in there to receives a commission they usually don’t care they usually simply throw it collectively. For me, every bit is one thing I’m fascinated about. I drew it. I designed it. I took time so I need to make all of them as top quality as attainable.”

– Bryce Carter – Carter Craftwork

Laser and hand etched bone jewelry from Carter Craftwork

Having the laser cutter has additionally opened doorways for Bryce he hadn’t considered earlier than. Now he is ready to take his drawings and switch them into leather-based patches for hats, luggage, and different gadgets to promote in his Carter Craftwork Etsy store. What would have taken him hours to create one in every of, he can now produce a number of in the identical period of time.

Leather engraved patches from Carter Craftwork

Try our video and podcast beneath to listen to extra about Bryce’s story, how Jen has been serving to him study to make use of these machines and his plans for future tasks as he works to construct his personal small enterprise now that his present job is ending due COVID. Maybe this can be a blessing in disguise!

Observe Bryce’s journey and see his works on his Etsy web page, Instagram and on Fb!

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