Archive for the ‘Unfinished Project’ Category

Toy Cars

Friday, June 19th, 2015


I’ve been playing with different ideas for wheels recently (more on that soon), and so I obviously needed some toy cars to attach them to. Here are some of the first passes. 2D CNC’d plywood pieces glued together. Needs sanding, finshing, and wheels obviously.

Car A

Car C

Car B

Toy Robot Build - Day 4

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Toy Robot Build - Day 4

Finally got to the electronics part of the project. LED eyes.

Toy Robot Build - Day 4

Also named the guy, C.A.N. Bot. I have no idea what C.A.N. stands for yet though.

Toy Robot Build - Day 3

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Toy Robot Build - Day 3

Paint job! Powder coated a nice candy red.

Toy Robot Build - Day 3

Also put together an acrylic chest plate.

Toy Robot Build - Day 3

Toy Robot Build - Day 2

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Got the head mechanism working and some other small odds and ends. Gettin there.

Toy Robot Build - Day 1

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Toy Robot Build - Front

I’m putting together a toy robot this week, hopefully a certain 4 year old will like it.

Coffee can, chili peppers can, light fixture odds and ends, bolts, and a toggle switch. The robot is taking shape.

Toy Robot Build - Back

All of the controls will be on the back. Illuminated switches and buttons are fun, but my favorite part is a timer switch I pulled from a broken toaster oven.

Tins and Toggles

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Switch Wheels

Experimenting with some round tins and micro toggle switches. They kind of remind me of Krull.

Switch Wheel - 12 Toggles

Switch Wheel - 8 Toggels

Open Studios at the MAD Museum

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Mad Museum

Starting May 23rd, I will be working every Thursday this summer in the Mad Museum Open Studios.

I will be making lamps and other turned objects from a lathe that looks down on Columbus Circle. Going to be a great summer.

Mobile Homes part of the MoMA Design Store’s Destination: NYC Collection

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

MoMA Design Store Presents Destination NYC

I’m incredibly excited, Mobile Homes has been selected for inclusion in MoMA Design Store’s Destination: NYC Collection.

MoMA Design Store launches the eleventh event in the Destination: Design series, Destination: NYC – Made in the USA. The collection features approximately 200 lifestyle products by New York designers including home accessories, furniture, paper goods and jewelry. All products are designed in one of the five boroughs of New York City and manufactured in the United States. Muted colors, graffiti art and pop culture iconography are a few elements of New York’s culture that will be celebrated in the product collection.

May 15–Aug 1.
More details can be found here.

Clamp Lamp

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Clamp Lamp and Clamp Magnifying Glass

The Clamp Lamp (did I come up with the name first, then build the lamp? possibly) is a very simple, very useful little light. Plywood base, a gooseneck, a light socket, and a cord are about all you need. Clamp it to a surface using a standard C clamp, and you’re good to go.

I had an old construction light cover that I rescued from my grandpa’s farm decades ago. Finally have a use for it.

I had enough parts to make a second one of these, but this time I attached a magnifying glass to the end of the gooseneck. Don’t know how handy it is for me, but I like the look.

Clamp Lamp and Clamp Magnifying Glass - unclamped

Tall Boys

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Tall Boys

I got my hands on some more bourbon wood, so I turned a couple of blanks. This stock is a bit thicker, so I went a little taller (original lamp is about 2″ tall, the latest are about 2.5″). Not sure yet if I like it taller.

Original and the latest