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




More Ape Suit Progress

planet of the apes

Possible new career direction, Simian Cobbler.

planet of the apes

Continuing my adventure in threadcraft, I hand-stitched together these chimp shoes for my halloween costume.

To construct the shoes, I laminated up some 1/8 inch medium density foam and a sheet of the same leather that I had used for my tunic sleeves. From that, I cut out the thumbed soles. Next, I added some carved foam toes in the appropriate places. To make the uppers, I cut some 12×24 inch rectangles from the same fabric that I used for the tunic and pants. I first added some pleats to delineate the toe area. Then I started stitching the upper to the sole, marking and fitting to my foot as I worked my way around the sole of the shoe. Then I cut out and hole-punched the lace-up area and sewed that to the top of the shoe.

planet of the apes

To make the knit sleeve extensions/cuffs, I had originally planned to find a sweater and cut off the sleeves, but I couldn’t find the right sweater at the right price, so I buckled down and learned how to knit. This stitchery business is kind of satisfying. I cant wait to try some embroidery!

Full costume photo to follow…..

5 Responses to “More Ape Suit Progress”


  1. Mcewan Says:

    Amazing. Love the sleeves. Are you taking any orders for your hand knit creations? I would love to have a sweater. I’ll be waiting for some pics of you in the entire costume. Nice work.
    Mcewanj

  2. Steve Says:

    Aw, shucks. Thanks Mom!

  3. goatfarmer Says:

    excellent except you need to glue some hair on your knuckles.

  4. Steve Says:

    Goat –

    Yeah, that is the last piece. I will take some latex gloves, cut the fingers out, paint them fleshtone and glue some hair all over them.

    -s

  5. jim Says:

    does anyone have a suit for sale???or no were i can get one?