Scale model cockpit FPV

cool scale cockpit video

Funny Zoo Snap

man enjoys elephant My wife noticed this in the family archives.

RC Nitro motorcycle racing

rc motorcycle Motorcycle racing in Lilliput.

Manned RC Multicopter

manned multicopter
Here’s an RC multicopter big enough to ride on!

Make: Talk 004

make: Talk 004
I had a fun time talking to Mark Frauenfelder in episode 4 of his new podcast, Make: Talk!

One Man Basement Band

one man band
I feel like I could be getting more mileage out of my right foot.


liberty vintage motorcycles An Etsy portrait. Thanks, Danny.

Tequila Sleeve

tequila the champs
Champs sleeve

Wolf-Stelzer Book Lamp

Book Lamp
My friend Tess just made the cover of ReadyMade with her cool lamp design.

Tree Stump Bug

Can this be for real? The design is so awesomely Thunderbirds. Via

The Nothing Box

nothing box


Thunderbirds are go
Are Go!

Command Center

command center
Sweet assemblage spaceship’s bridge.

Four Drano’s

Watch the sink slowly, all but disappear from the design .

Toothpaste Aerosol

toothpaste aerosol
Aerosol toothpaste

Archive for the 'Art' Category

DIY Fog Screen

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

If you’ve ever ridden latest iteration of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland, you will remember how, right before you hit the first drop, you are greeted with the ghostly image of the tentacle-faced Davey Jones creature warning you that “dead men tell no tales”. I certainly did. The effect uses rear-projection video, […]

Draw Yourself a Cool Glass of Beer

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Mark Frauenfelder linked to a really tasty looking “how to illustrate a glass of beer” Photoshop tutorial by Eren Göksel at PSDTUTS the other day. It looked so good, I just had to give it a whirl. No matter how much you use Photoshop, you can always learn a new trick, and Eren has plenty […]

Jarle Helland Needlecraft

Friday, May 16th, 2008

Jarle Helland came to the U.S. from Norway in 1920 after serving his compulsory stint in the Norwegian Army. To sample the New World, he purchased a Tin Lizzie and drove it across the continent at a time when (I would imagine) his route was scarcely paved. Jarle was a tinkerer’s tinkerer. A master carpenter […]

CRANKbait! Lures of Distinction

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

What is this about? It’s about finding an answer to that age-old question, the one that we have all asked ourselves: What would happen if you shipped 20 unassembled old-timey wooden fishing lure kits off to be finished by a bunch of artists? It turns out that the answer is CRANKbait! Lures of Distinction, a […]

Opaque Projector

Sunday, August 5th, 2007

Here it is. No. 2 in my BelAir series of retro-feel homebuilt AV equipment (see No.1). I used a surplus copy machine lens to make this opaque projector for use as a drawing aid. (See this post for background info and plans) . The projector is essentially a wooden box with with a lens, internal […]

Real Estate Bubble

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

Feast your eyes on this gorgeous pulp cover that was given to us as a house warming gift by my friend Pat after we bought our first house 12 years ago.

Painting Done

Saturday, June 16th, 2007

I‘m calling it a painting. I had been planning to smooth it out a bit, but the crudeness sort of grew on me.

Now I just need to figure out a frame.

Here is the painting framed and in situ.

Now I just need to figure out a frame.

Here is the painting framed and in situ.

It’s a Schlitznic!

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

Here’s a great mid-century illustration depicting a really fun looking beer bash, 1956 style. I wonder if the design committee expected most beer drinkers to be able to sight-read the chart for the jingle, and hear the music in their heads while they dreamt of throwing thier own Schlitznic , or if they thought maybe […]

More Paintblogging

Saturday, June 9th, 2007

I added some more eye detail and started the torsos

More paint.

Painting Progress

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Added some eye work.