F I N K B U I L T

Scale model cockpit FPV

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

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

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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

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

Toothpaste Aerosol

toothpaste aerosol
Aerosol toothpaste




Make 05 hits mail slots

There are very few magazines that I feel compelled to keep around much longer than a month or so. Maybe certain design annuals, or cool graphics catalogs I might want to keep to cut up to make greeting cards or something, but not just because they are so damned good in their own right. Well, with the release of #5, my stack of Make issues is growing taller.

make magazine

make magazine

I hate to flog the dead horse of the Make to Old Popular Mechanics comparison, but there is a reason that to this day, you will still see boxes of the old mechanics and science mags at estate sales. Make has mixed up that same winning recipe for shelf life.

Speaking of Make mag, alot of people have asked me in recent months, “where are the new finkbuilt projects? Have you stopped tinkering?”

Hell No! I’ve been making stuff, ( in addition to the car restoration ) it’s just that much of it has been top-secret, black project work for Make that I haven’t felt at liberty to post about. In fact in the current issue, I show you how to make some cool water-powered rockets out of empty 2-litre pop bottles and some other miscellaneous debris.

Here is some video of the first launch:

Make is good for you

You will also learn about electric vehicles, and making homebuilt wind-turbine generators and jet engines. Of course there are always interviews with the really outstanding makers, inventors and tinkerers of today. It’s just plain good readin’.

You really do need to subscribe to Make. Just do it. Your grandchildren are going to love going through the old box of Make issues some day.

One Response to “Make 05 hits mail slots”


  1. Pamela Mcewan Says:

    I agree. Subscribe to MAKE. We have watched great mags go away because the people who loved them did not subscribe. Even ex-, old- or never-were tinkerers need this one.