A couple of friends of mine were getting married, and they asked me to participate in one of my favorite ways: by making them some custom art! The challenge they offered was to build a machine which would accomplish the traditional Jewish breaking of the wine glass. The couple are amazingly creative, and I wanted …read more
One of the things that I’ve always wanted to construct is kinetic signage. People love to turn cranks and see stuff move. It’s fun and very satisfying. And signage is a perfect fit. Turn a crank, see something move, and associate a strong sense of enjoyment with the brand on the sign. What better way …read more
A Moveable Feast got featured on KCET’s program Socal Connected. The ~5 min feature aired on May 14, 2014 and it was quite an honor to have my art highlighted. It was great to meet the fun host, Nic Cha Kim, and see how the show is put together. Everyone at KCET was easy going …read more
Bob Potts has alerted me that he’s installing his art at the M.A.D. Gallery in Geneva Switzerland. I’m sure it’s not easy to haul a bunch of delicate art pieces around the world. The M.A.D. Gallery included some great photos and a fantastic interview. Check it out! Congratulations, Bob!
The whole point of building this tipping mechanism was to drive a ball through a maze. Now I had to actually build the maze. The first thing I had to do was to sketch it out by hand on graph paper. I had to account for the thickness of the boards, the width of the …read more
One of the most important tools a welder can have at his disposal is a decent welding table. In general you should have the biggest, flattest, sturdiest table you can muster. Of course, shop size can be a limiting factor. I decided to invest in a 4’x4′ table on wheels. We don’t do too much …read more
This is Part 3 of a series. You can start with Part 1 and Part 2. After welding up the basic frame of the Labyrinth game, I took the entire thing outside and gave it a quick coat of primer, so it wouldn’t rust. I knew this project was going to take a while, and …read more
This is a continuation of Part 1 of this series. With all of the pieces cut, drilled, and welded to make the square frames of the labyrinth, it was time to start aligning the bearings that everything pivots on. I attached a pair of 1″ ID flange mount bearings to both sides of the holes. …read more
I finally finished a large project. During the process I was intending to blog about the progress. Instead, I took photos and just let them build up. I’ve got enough photos that it makes sense to break them up into a few different posts. I hope you’ll bear with me. The goal was to build …read more
Bob Potts has just put out another fantastic video of his amazing art. Here is two of his pieces from 2012 and 2013: “Ascension” and “Synchronous Cycle”. I can watch this stuff on repeat for hours. Keep it up, Bob!