With my access to many makerspaces and machine shops on campus, I have taken up the hobby of making presents out of woods and metals for friends and family. Here are a few of the things I have made. Feel free to contact me if you'd like me to make you one!
Pictured here are Book holder boxes that I made mainly using a laser cutter by cutting in a mesh into a plywood board so that the wood can bend similarly to a book cover.
As a way to get acquainted with turning on a wood lathe, I took up pen making. This is the first pen I made, a fountain pen I had made for my brother's graduation. I have since made more for friends and family as nice, classy presents.
For my mom's birthday, I decided to make her a custom keychain that has her name in caligraphic arabic cut into it. I decided to make one side of the keychain from stainless steel and the other using stained wood. In order to make this I waterejetted the design out of the steel plate and laser cut it out of the wood.
For my sister's birthday, I made her a customized lamp with her initials: S.A. I had a spare marble lamp base, and so I cut, coped, and welded some square metal bar stock into the shape of her initials. I then wired a lamp up through it and spray painted it.
I have made topological maps for a variety of countries, including Syria and Oman. These are layered maps where I make a distinction between bodies of water, surrounding landmasses, and the country itself. These are made completely out of wooden boards, stained with different colors