F I N K B U I L T

Scale model cockpit FPV

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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

liberty vintage motorcycles An Etsy portrait. Thanks, Danny.

Tequila Sleeve

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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

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

The Nothing Box

nothing box

Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds are go
Are Go!

Command Center

command center
Sweet assemblage spaceship’s bridge.

Four Drano’s

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

Toothpaste Aerosol

toothpaste aerosol
Aerosol toothpaste





Archive for the 'Debris' Category

I Caught Little Chef!

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

Last night I found myself in a remarkably Ratatouille predicament. It is rare that our cat Rudy brings an animal into the house in anything but either a dead, or mortally wounded condition. Last night we were hanging out in the basement to escape the upstairs heat (Seattle houses don’t have AC). We kept hearing […]

Is This a Meteorite?

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

They’re falling all the time

You see, just becuase you’re not awakened at night by a crashing sound, then wander into the living room to see a smoking crater in the floor and a hole in your ceiling that you could drop a refrigeratior through, doesn’t mean that a meteorite didn’t land on your house.

Trashballs!

Friday, May 4th, 2007

There is looking at life’s debris (see finkbuilt masthead), and then there is encapsulating it in one-inch diameter clear plastic balls and selling it in gumball machines. D.C. junkman/artist Christopher Goodwin does the latter with his wonderful Trashball! project. Mail Order Trashballs If you’re not in the D.C. area (currently the only city that has […]

Sand Hopper Done

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

[1] [2] [3] [4] There it is, the Tamiya Sand Hopper. It’s a Grasshopper sporting a Blitzer Beetle body, painted in Sand Scorcher box-art livery. Conspicuously absent are the rear cage and stinger exhaust, but I’m calling it done for now.

Top 3 Cat Toys of 2006

Sunday, December 31st, 2006

Let’s not beat aroud the bush here, with the exception of the feather on a stick which requres a human operator to be effective, commercial cat toys are worthless. Here is list of the top 3 things that cats actually like to amuse themselves with: 1. Pipe Cleaner Cats will spend hours with one of […]

Bad Sign?

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

no parking Is this a bad sign?

Thrilling Hair Tonic Ad

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

I‘ve never really given much thought to hair tonic. But after seeing this great little photo drama from 1967, I think that I’ll go out and see if I can find some. The ad shows you in 10 panes, that clearly, your dull wit and cowardly nature can be remedied by combing a little petroleum […]

Indian Engine – $59.50

Monday, November 27th, 2006

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Jacobs Compu-Sensor Ignition Module

Sunday, November 19th, 2006

Vintage epoxy brick goes fast, even when standing still.

Olympia to Seattle in 2 Minutes

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

bauer I found this super-8 movie that I made in 1988. It’s the drive from Olympia, WA to Seattle compressed into 2 minutes. Enjoy.