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

CRANKbait! Lures of Distinction


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 group fishing lure art show that I am curating.

I hope that you enjoy the lures, and don’t be shy about adding some of this tackle to your own box.

Special Aknowlegement

In addition to all the great artists who submitted lures, I would like to thank Ragnar for doing the cool Crankbait logo illustration, which can be seen here in its original format. Thanks Coop, for posting your vintage lure collection to flickr which pushed me over the edge to lure madness. Mark, thanks for helping me rustle up great artists. Thanks Amy, for the wonderful Crehore Lure Freckled Bumblecat label original painting.

10 Responses to “CRANKbait! Lures of Distinction”

  1. patrick Says:

    nice ! there’s some might swift & nifty lookin’ lures there ! are you accepting late entries from those who might have not sent back the lures yet ?

  2. Steve Says:

    HEy Pat!

    Of course, but honestly, I don’t expect to get a lot of stragglers.

    There is one lure-maker in particular that I hope does send his lure in though. There is this fellow who is the next door neighbor to one of the
    other artists, who makes actual fishing lures for fishing. He asked to be in the show, and I’m really interested to see what he does with his.

    The outsider in the outsider art show.


  3. erat Says:

    Awesome collection of lures! You now have my full attention.

    What I’d like to know is where you got the lure kits. I’ve search the InterTubes and I can’t seem to find any kits that match the one you show above. Any hints?

  4. Steve Says:


    I put the kits together myself. I bought all of the supplies here

  5. Amy Crehore Says:

    Hi Steve-

    I really enjoyed being in this lure show.
    It’s a unique idea for an art show
    with some incredibly imaginative artists.

    It was actually quite hard to figure out an idea for my lure
    and to paint this tiny thing, but I liked the challenge.

    Thanks again, Steve.

    Great Crankbait logo.


  6. jason Says:

    nice show!

  7. Steve Says:

    Thanks Jason!

    Obviously the Wusrt Nesting Doll Show was a big influence :)

  8. Ken Says:

    The CRANKbait! logo is perfect! Great contribution! I’ve already bought one!

  9. erat Says:


    Thanks for the link!

  10. Will Says:

    Cool set and great idea. What’s next?