My Efforts have always been somewhat scattered! Here are some miscellaneous projects.
The octahedral fish tank was the culmination of many years of effort. At the time, I lacked the technical knowledge and the means to see the project through, but I imagined this becoming an aquarium chandelier.
My intent was to create a fish-tank chandelier in this form.
I made this collection of trees for a company that was making a model of an arboretum (or something similar). Like a lot of beginning artists, I had trouble saying no, so the number of species got a bit out of hand.
The rubber disc in the background is one of the production molds.
The sign is about 4' wide, and I did all of the bending cold. Unfortunately I did not design the awesome logo, I merely bent and welded the steel.
From this project I learned that I want to avoid, at all costs, the task of making small, blind-ended threaded holes in stainless steel!
At the time , I thought I would be doing much more such work than I ended up doing, and so I treated this sculpture somewhat carelessly!
Below is a piece resulting from an attempt with a laser-cutter, which yielded unusable results.
Above is a piece resulting from the method which was successful (learned from an online forum): Glue the abalone to a board with water-soluble glue, and then after cutting the pieces, soak them in water until they float free!
In my hubris, I thought I could create the perfect necklace... Click the link below to see the full story.
I sculpted the original in plasticine, and someone else molded it and made resin castings. The copy that went over the door (not this copy) was given a faux-stone finish and then skillfully integrated into the existing stonework.
The soft-solder that I was limited to required some sort of fitting to be used, and so I created these fittings to expand on the limited, commercially available options.
I started by turning one piece on a borrowed mini-lathe, and then assembling duplicates of this piece into the shapes seen here.
This unspectacular assemblage represents several months of effort!