His credentials include MythBusters, BattleBots, and working as a Disney Imagineer -- it goes without saying that Grant Imahara knows what he's doing when it comes to making stuff.
In the middle of Oklahoma, just north of Tulsa, a large boat, known as SV Seeker, sits in Doug Jackson’s front yard. He’s been building the boat for a while now, documenting the process on YouTube, and he recently picked up a PCNC 770 to aid in the endeavor.
The term Comic-Con has become a household staple over the last decade or so, as various conventions celebrating comics, movies, and science fiction. As these events have grown and spread over the years – growing from a small affair in San Diego in the 70’s to a phenomenon of multiple events in multiple countries – the concept of cosplay has grown as well.
He's been a Mythbuster, in the movies, on BattleBots, built superhero tools, and now, Grant Imahara owns a PCNC 770. Grant started his journey down the road of making and mythbusting after graduating from the University of Southern California with a degree in electrical engineering. After spending some time working for Lucasfilm's Industrial Light and Magic group, working on films like Jurassic Park: The Lost World, Star Wars Episode 1, 2, and 3, and the Matrix sequels, he joined the Mythbusters build team. [youtube]pCxwO_BbS5E[/youtube] Since then, Grant has been busy working on an array of projects, from being a FIRST Robotics mentor and building interesting goodies for Mouser Electronics to playing Mr. Sulu on a web series called Star Trek Continues and having a cameo in Sharknado 3. [youtube]_bN4b0cM9Bk[/youtube] Grant is currently working on his new show for Netflix, called The White Rabbit Project, which debuts on December 9, and he is advising Team USA in a giant-robot battle between American company MegaBots and Japanese company Suidobashi Heavy Industry. [youtube]DXtMgGCh2aI[/youtube] Grant is now a Tormach Brand Ambassador, and we can't wait to see what he's going to do with his mill! We'll be sharing the info, pics, and videos on all the cool stuff Grant does in this blog, so be sure to subscribe to get all the updates!
Jesse Hayes is the co-founder of a video game company, S2 Games, and owner of Puzzlebox Entertainment, but he’s also an artist and maker when it comes to movie props.
Here at Tormach, we’re big fans of Star Wars. And so are our customers. [youtube]Iqxwqzx0XNw[/youtube] Now, Jesse Hayes, who built a working R2D2 out of aluminum on his Tormach PCNC 1100, has taken to building more movie paraphernalia from the latest Star Wars installment, The Force Awakens. In the movie and in a trailer, Rey is given a blaster by Han Solo, and she is seen shooting it at some incoming aggressors. Props, like lightsabers and blasters, from Star Wars have always been of interest to collectors and fan-boys. That’s why Hayes has developed a model and is milling out a movie-accurate version of Rey’s blaster using his mill and Fusion 360, and he’s showing the world how he did it in a series on his YouTube channel. Check out the latest video… [youtube]om7GH3JPhyQ[/youtube]