Thursday, August 14, 2014

Seahorse in Hoop

Another project.  A Seahorse in Hoop, still a long way until completion.

Video of Rabbit and Hoop toy idea

New idea I'm working on.  It's a variation of the horse in hoop.  The round wood weight inside the hoop keeps the rabbit balanced however the weight also slightly rolls/scrapes against the hoop which causes the rabbit to sprint back and forth.  It still needs some work. 

Metal stamping

Playing around with some steel letter stamps.  I want to make a dining room hanging lamp shade thingy with intros from classic novels circling it.  For example the intro to Moby Dick or A Tale of Two Cities or Edgar Allan Poe.
 Below is a test of the lettering for a spinning magic 8-ball thing.  The corners would be arrow in shape and one corner would be "Yes", one "No" and the last two "Maybe".

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Test balancing acrobat toy

Completed this in around a hour or so.  Just a test out of pine.  Not very detailed.  I'd like to do a series of five or six acrobats and have them outside maybe as potted plant decorations each balancing on their own wire.

Test run of water feature

Pump is not strong enough to really force the water out of the mouth hole, also there's about 25 feet of tubing running from the pump to the dragon.  There's more work to do on the front mouth and then the opposite side of the face however it's coming along very nicely for only the fourth piece of stone I've ever worked on.