Sunday, December 4, 2011

Cat Tardis

Just finished up my replica Dr. Who Tardis. I built the Tardis for my cat and it is built in 1/2 scale. The interior is carpeted and has two large shelves that the kitty can sleep on. Also it time travels.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Downdraft table

I recently built a woodworking downdraft table for i3 Detroit. basically the way it works is you hook up the dust collector to a port on the side of the table and then you put your piece on top that you want to sand or use a dremel or router or anything that will make a lot of dust. The table has a downdraft that pulls the dust down inside the table and then out into the dust collector, greatly reducing the amount of dust that comes off of the piece.

Rusted metal sculpture

This was a metal sculpture I made to hang up in my living room at home. I started by taking a large plate of 3/8th inch thick steel and drawing my lines of where I wanted to make the cuts, I then separated the panels with round stock spacers that I welded into place. I then made an oxidizing solution to spray onto the panel to aggressively rust it, after this was dried I melted and poured pewter onto the piece following my lines and finally I clear coated the whole thing to keep the rust in place.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Micro Forge

This is a micro forge I built for the purpose of doing very small scale metal working for jewelry as well as glass bead work. a propane nozzle slips into the side of the hole and heats the brick up red hot.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Wine cork bath mat

This is a bathmat made of wine corks stood up on end. The whole thing is in a shadow box I made of pine, and painted an almond color. This thing is remarkably comfy to stand on, its like standing on a pile of baby ducks.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Powerwheels Racing series trophy

This is the trophy I made for this year's Powerwheels racing series at the Detroit Maker Fair. This will be awarded to the overall series winner, Which will hopefully be i3 Detroit as long as we don't burst into flames.......again

Mini tool lanyard take 2

My second version of the mini tool lanyard. This time I used aluminum and sandblasted the finish.