Artwork

Alien Listening Station

This is an old television test signal generator that had a cool aesthetic. I gutted it, cut the case down to wallhanging depth, added TV antennas, handles, and vintage military headphones to create a whimsical place to listen for alien radio transmissions.

Steampunk Ant

A high-tech ant created from vintage electronic components.

Tachy the Robot

A vintage automotive gauge and electronic parts become a robot head.

Sangamo

Sangamo is a two-faced steampunk robot dog. He’s made from 1950s era electronic components. Even though he’s a robot feels the need to quell those natural urges that come to all dogs.

Robot Attack Turtle

While biking in Florida I came across this empty baby turtle shell. I’m guessing the occupant was someone’s "to-go" snack. I added parts stripped from an antique radio for the legs, head, tail, and attack gear to create a small steampunk killer.

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.

Arachnopunk

Crafted from a vintage vacuum tube and some heavy copper wire.

Reely a Purse

I gutted this 60s era portable reel-to-reel deck, lined it with felt, rehinged the lid, and moved the straps to create a fun one-of-a-kind purse. A small bluetooth speaker slips inside behind the original speaker grille.

Knock-off Clock

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. 

Nosing In

Spare Jeep parts meet a sawzall and become wall art.

Bad Hair Day

My first artistic endeavour won a county fair prize (running unopposed in a category helped). It's still MsBoyink's favorite.

Clamshell Cutie

I gutted, repainted, and rearranged this five-dollar 1960s clamshell record player. It now serves as our media center. Opening up the hinged lid reveals a DVD player, DVD storage, and a place to plug an iPhone into our TV.

Zombie Cat Killer

This junkyard piece stands ready to kill zombie cats with his hammer and railroad spike.

Tetanus the Zombie Cat

He's rusted, spiked and will capture your heart with his infectious grin.

Springer Spaniel

Made from automotive and garden tiller parts, this little guy came together quicker than any other piece I've done.

Hello Organization

This antique wooden phone sat in storage for years. I finally pulled it out, gutted it, created storage shelves, and installed a phone ringer that had a brass bell. Getting phone calls never sounded so good.

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. 

Double the Fun

Two junk bikes became double the fun for the kids in the form of a 20" tandem.

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.

Still Turning Heads

This record player came out of the clamshell cutie seen above. I cut it down to sit level on a table, gave it a 50s era two-tone paint job, and added a stack of 45s.

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.

Something Fishy

We had a wall in our bedroom that needed...something. And we had no budget for it. We inherited artwork that wasn't our style, so I painted over both the frame and the artwork with an attempt at a modern piece of spray paint art.

Gearheads

These steampunk-ish flowers are made from gears, levels, buttons, and springs harvested from an antique typewriter and mechanical calculator.