Objects of Fancy
I present to you one of the first Kinetic Sculptures, The Flat Six.
Based on an air-cooled Porsche engine, this desktop engineering marvel will hold you in a trance as you turn the hand crank counter-clockwise and watch the six pistons move in their correct firing order, watching the exposed crankshaft all the while. Completing the process, an o-ring belt turns the fan to extract the hot air from the engine.
This piece of moving art is constructed from 18 3d printed parts in aluminum infused nylon, three of the smallest roller bearings I've seen, and one o-ring belt. Assembled with care and tested by hand.
Measuring 6" x 6 7/8" x 5" tall.
To have one of your own, go to my Etsy store here.
3D printed, steel tube frame bottle openers, impossible to make in any other way.
This intricate design exactly fits a bottle cap, giving you more contact area than any other opener, and it makes you look good too. Optimized through FEA and real world testing, now available in a selection of finishes that are sure to inspire jealousy.
Available directly from Shapeways, prices range from $19.75 to $22.75, depending on the finish.
Created from actual tree bark data and cast in Sterling Silver, this tree bark pendant can be easily personalized with the initials of your choice. The pendant is then aged to bring out the character in the bark and emphasize the engraving.
Measuring 1 7/8" tall, 1 3/8" wide, and 1/10" thick, it approximately weighs 1.6 ounces.
Choose your chain length and type by ordering through my Etsy store here.
Add a little flair to the oft overlooked coffee table with some captivating marquetry!
The top is finished with 20 separate pieces of wood that fit together with exactness, with the grains all pointing toward the center. Each piece can be stained to suit your heart's desire.
The coffee table itself measures 36 inches long, 22 inches wide and 18.5 inches tall, and incorporates a sturdy lower shelf for storing baskets, blankets, or anything else.
This item will be custom made with your choice of stain colors and paint, including distressing if desired. You can order your very own through my Etsy store here.