Friday, April 29, 2011
Who doesn't love the lines and implications of a chainsaw. A local friend and small engine mechanic who often barters metalwork for repairs to all my small engines donated these chainsaw heads that were destined for the scrap heap. I'm not sure If I'm going to reassemble them or just clean them up and turn them into lamps. Check out Don's cool Youtube channel where he posts videos on engine repairs. He also takes repair questions from viewers and will try to make a short video on how to complete the task. A very cool Idea.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Last weekend my daughter Gretta her friend Nicole came to the workshop
to make some jewelry. This is a short Photo essay of the day we had.
First we drew out a few ideas.
Cutting the metal.
Sanding the sharp edges
Attaching the findings.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
A hanging pendant light I assembled from a damaged prop and a safety
cage from a movie set. The prop comes from the same motor as the original Skeg lamp. It's my goal to use as many piece's from the motor as possible. Look for the carb wall sconces shortly.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
If you get a chance, there is a five part mini-series from the BBC called the Genius of Design. If you have ever wondered about the processes and history of design I highly recommend this series. It covers everything from the arts and crafts movement, Tiger tank, to why your Bauhaus Chair is so uncomfortable.