Star Trek just celebrated its 50th anniversary. Make Magazine has rounded up seven fun Star Trekâ€“themedÂ projects. Some are goofy (“spocks” are socks with Spock on them), while others are quite ambitious (an Enterprise Bridge playset forÂ Star Trek action figures).
2StoryProps has started work on a replica of the spacesuit used inÂ The Martian, and his first post is on recreating the astronaut’s helmet.Â The whole thing is built from scratch and is pretty cool.
Tane Williams is an illustrator who worked on the 2013 remake ofÂ Evil Dead. He has posted 15 illustrations from the Necronomicon used in that film over on his blog. Careful! Grossness ahead!
It’s not a tasty treat; Popular Woodworking shows us how “sandwich construction” can help make thick wooden panels using multiple layers of thinner plywood. I do this a lot when building prop furniture, and I’m sure others do as well, but I’ve never seen a write-up with illustrations showing the process.
Make Magazine tells us everything we need to know about lube. Ever wonder whether to grab oil, grease, or WD-40? This articleÂ breaks down all the different types of lubricants and describes whenÂ to use each one and whenÂ notÂ to use each one.