I recently came across a beautiful Kinetic Sculpture by Brad Litwin. First I’ll let the art piece speak for itself: I really enjoy the precision and timing of the piece. The fact that the spinning plates are all timed together on the same drivetrain makes this very impressive.
After finishing installing the our hardwood floors throughout the house we had some extra tongue and groove boards. Some were 5″ wide, some 3″ and other 2.5″. I thought it’d be a great idea to make some table tops out of them. We needed a breakfast nook for our kitchen, as well as a custom …read more
While my wife and I were remodeling our house a bit, we decided to add a personal touch to a bar between the kitchen and the living room. I had been dazzled by seeing how people were using high voltage to generate Lichtenberg Figures. Nowadays there are dozens of videos online on how to achieve …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! Want Help Writing An Essay? People …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
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!
A friend came across a project known as a Flame Speaker. The similarities to a Rubens Tube resonated with me and I was immediately intrigued. Some of the best information we could find about it where documented in a 1960s Popular Electronics magazine. Apparently hobbyists were making these things in their basements around the country, …read more
I just recently bought a new (to me) Plasma Cutter, so I thought I’d give it a whirl. It’s always best to practice with a project in mind so I set out to makes some holes in steel that I can fill with copper and practice some metal inlay techniques. Along the way I decided …read more
In our conference area at work we had a rather interesting table. It was a huge poster of James Dean sitting on top of a piece of wobbly antique furniture. It was time to upgrade the desk to something more usable and fitting of serious meetings. Clients don’t like to sign expensive contracts on a …read more