This was my second pass on my Lego Table design. This time, I went for some more whimsical colors. I also invested in a table saw for cleaner cuts. I completed this one in April of 2015.
Lego Table Number 1
Being a parent will change you in a lot of ways. Before children, I never stepped on Legos. After children, it became a weekly occurrence. In the winter of 2015, I made an attempt at designing and build an attractive piece of furniture that would also serve a purpose. In this case, it would be a place where a child could play with Legos and have them all stored in one place.
Tool Box Number 3
I made this one in the spring of 2014 for my friend Leo Garcia. I never took a picture of it before I released in the wild. Thankfully, he did.
The Red Baron AV Cart
I completed this project back in 2012. I gave a facelift to an ailing AV cart. Along the way, I learned a lot about working with metal. It still exists, but after being in heavy use in a metal shop, it’s not as brilliant as it looks here. I suppose it’s time for a little attention.
Tool Box Number 1 - No Roses Grow
This was a project I completed back in the winter of 2012 as I was just starting to learn woodworking. The material was some left over walnut plywood a neighbor was kind enough to give me. I wanted to make something special to honor his generosity. I later replaced the handle as this one was a little too narrow to support the weight of the tool box. It is still my daily driver all these years later.
Back when I didn’t understand how social media was supposed to work, I used to make my own postcards to send out to locations that I documented on the website as well as friends who supported me through the process. These were a lot of fun to produce. The last one I sent out was to announce the arrival of my daughter back in 2012.
Animated Meat Illustrations
Way back in 2008, Animated Meat was a travel blog that I produced using Apple’s iWeb software. In order to fill out my entries and to take away from the fact that trained monkeys take better pictures than me, I used to include my own illustrations. Many of these were used to link to a location’s website, Facebook, or Twitter page. In order to make them I used a free piece of software called Paintbrush and a Wacom tablet. I really miss doing these.
These are all 2011 vintage. I don’t remember what the driving force was, but Mai and I made a few of these back then. Most of these are out in the wild somewhere.
Homie Christmas Booze Bottles
I have always liked working on found items. For a few years back in the 2000’s I used to decorate booze bottles that I gave away at a gift exchange for an annual Christmas party. Some of these are still out in the wild. One of them never made it home from the party.
Here are a few acrylic paintings that I made in about 2009-2010.