Brand New IDEO 03.27.13

Yesterday was the Brand New IDEO make-a-thon. My submission was a wood block solution 49 squares of popler laid on their sides. In the final version the long grain formed the letters and the edge grain formed the squares. Looking forward to see where Michael and the rest of the Brand New IDEO team take things.

 

Core77 has the full coverage.

making of BNIDEO

My Brand New IDEO

Small Batch Key Holsters 02.25.13

Small Batch Key Holsters
Small Batch Key HolstersSmall Batch Key Holsters

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Brown Bag Prototype 12.25.12

Japan
Japan

Wallet – Prototype 12.10.12

Pouch - Proto
Pouch - Proto

Card Holder – Prototype

card holder - Proto
Card holder - Proto

Camera Strap 10.04.12

Camera Strap

Camera Strap

Camera Strap

Whipped up this camera strap today. I’d like to find some nicer thread. The waxed stuff looks a little too “Summer Camp”.
Thanks Steele Canvas in Chelsea MA. for the scrap leather.

Hand Embossing Seal 08.01.12

Hand Embossing Seal
Hand Embossing Seal
Hand Embossing Seal

Wohooo! I got my embossing press from amazon a few days ago. I immediately removed the lame seal they sent and cut my own from 1/8in acrylic. I had high hopes for the press but sadly it wasn’t strong enough to make a good impression with the acrylic dies. So I used the harbor freight arbor press and the little insert that came with the embossing press. I’m going to keep experimenting. Not bad for a first shot.

Maple Sections 05.14.12

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Sad but necessary,

The base of the Norway Maple tree in my back yard was suffering from irreversible rot damage. Due to the unsafe conditions, we were forced to cut it down. However, a small section will live on.  When stacked these 6 sections create a small pieces of the Norway Maple. I hope to make a few sets to share with friends and allow the tree to grow beyond my yard.

Toe Straps 03.12.12

Quick Make session today.
My toe straps broke so I made some new ones.


The next time your in Austin 10.28.11

You have to visit the Corner Shoppe. I went to Austin with one goal… To go home with a set of antlers. As soon as I arrived I found a set at a local thrift store but decided to hold off and do some more searching. I found my self in a mens wear shop on South Congress called STAG and there I saw it… A stuffed fox on the counter.

I asked… where can one get a fine animal like this? They shared a secret! “The Corner Shoppe, they buy and sell taxidermy from museums and their collection is on display for purchase in a dirt lot under tents and in shipping containers”.  They weren’t kidding, this place is a gold mine. I left with a set of deer antlers and a Cow hide rug but I wanted everything! Next time your in Austin you have visit. Photos can’t capture the glory of this place.

Corner Shoppe
5900 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX
taxidermyking.com

Animals of Austin
Corner Shoppe Austin
Corner Shoppe Austin
Corner Shoppe Austin