Tachy the Robot
A vintage automotive gauge and electronic parts become a robot head.
Philharmonic Clock Radio
I bought this 1951 Art Deco Philharmonic clock radio for $5 at a flea market. I repaired the clock but the radio was toast. I transplanted a new bluetooth amp and speakers, hooking them up to the original volume control. I buffed out the case and cleaned up the knobs and front brass pieces.
Crafted from a vintage vacuum tube and some heavy copper wire.
I gave myself a challenge. Could I re-create the iconic Nelson Ball Clock with supplies from Walmart? My final work used ping-ping balls, tongue depressers, embroidery rings, craft sticks, and craft paint.
Bad Hair Day
My first artistic endeavour won a county fair prize (running unopposed in a category helped). It's still MsBoyink's favorite.
Zombie Cat Killer
This junkyard piece stands ready to kill zombie cats with his hammer and railroad spike.
Made from automotive and garden tiller parts, this little guy came together quicker than any other piece I've done.
I'm a Fan
This 1940s Mathis Cooler wooden box fan came battered and bruised, with its original slatted aluminum grille too beat up to save. I did a "resto-mod" job instead, stripped it, stained it green, added hairpin legs and an industrial metal grille.
Is That Owl You Got?
This old Kodak camera was begging to be an owl. All it took were some internal parts from a 1930s era mechanical calculator.
MCM Wall Art
My office at a previous employer came with authentic Midcentury Modern furniture. I made some wallhangings to complement the look using foam core, automotive pinstriping, pennies, and craft paint.
The First Boombox
It didn't run on batteries, but you could consider this early 60's GE table radio as the first stereo boombox. The hinged speakers boxes are open on both sides for use when open or closed. The hinges themselves provide the electrical connections to the drivers. I replaced the guts with a bluetooth amplifier and reworked the speakers with new drivers and grille cloth. Paired with a small subwoofer, the sound quality is surprisingly good.
1930's newspaper bundle-tier (or tyer), a 1950's school desk lid, an industrial light fixture, and a charging strip come together to create a unique steampunk/industrial standing desk. Or end table. Or night stand. Not sure yet - but when I came across this machine buried and forgotten in the corner of a warehouse I knew I had to find new life for it. Just look at those legs!