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 'Furniture' Category

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 […]

Modern Coffee Table Plans

Sunday, June 3rd, 2007

This coffee table design culled from a 1953 Mechanix Illustrated has just the right combination of retro kitsch and clean, simple lines. And it looks really easy to make.

Uke Lamp

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

ukulele lampMake a Uke lamp.

Update: Finkbuilt reader Phil points out that the author of this lamp piece, c.c Beck, is another famous Marvel Comics refugee who ended up working for Fawcett after they absorbed and dismantled Marvel. Here is an interview with Charles Clarence Beck

Phill says:

A little correction, AFAIK neither C. C. Beck (or Otto Binder) ever worked for Marvel Comics

Granite Countertops

Thursday, January 5th, 2006

granite countertops Install these Poor man’s granite countertops and save a bundle.

Jumbo Ball Clock Complete

Monday, September 5th, 2005

lodefink ball clockPart 2 of Making a Jumbo Ball Clock

Nelson-Lodefink Ball clock Phase 1

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

nelson ball clock Welding up the frame for the jumbo-sized Nelsonesque ball clock.

Nixie Tube Clock

Thursday, April 7th, 2005

nixie clockNixie tubes were the state of the art in electronic numerical displays during the mid-twentieth century. By the 1970′s.hey were almost completely supplanted …

RetroVision 2000 AV Cabinet

Friday, April 1st, 2005

RetroVision 2000My collection of vintage televisions, which once numbered six or seven sets, has slowly been reduced to one diminutive little Singer 5 inch portable.