Sunday, June 30, 2013

Day 348 - Top Gun Volleyball Scene . . . with Robots

The sand volleyball scene in Top Gun has stayed with me over the years.  My impressionable, young mind quickly absorbed the imprint of shirtless Tom Cruise in all his athletic, bad-boy glory. 

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Day 347 - Film Can Side Table

Using some leftover "robot parts" to make a side table.  Large film canister table top with hardware design (will be covered in resin when done).  This will take a little bit of time.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Day 346 - Robo Lamp

Working on a new lamp. 

UPDATE: Edison the Robot Lamp now complete! I changed out the lamp base and added some "records" (painted clock parts) under him.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Day 344 - Goldie

Little Goldie

I made a bot named Little Goldie a few years ago and recently came across a cousin canister.  It seemed like Goldie the Second was in order.

Goldie the Second

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Day 338 - Mr. Narwhal

I've been hearing talk for a few months that narwhals are "in."  You may have already correctly deduced that I, however, am not so "in." 

BUT all that's changed.  See fancy robot/Steampunk narwhal below.  It's going to be a pendant after a trip to the drill press.

I also made a fancy Steampunk cuff. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Day 336 - "No One Will Play with Me" Paint Session

My six-year-old was being ostracized by his two older brothers this morning, so I got out the paint.  Nothing cheers up a messy kid like the prospect of more messiness. 

Friday, June 14, 2013

Day 332 - PacBot in Progress

Working on a whole PacMan robot thing.  Only got through the painting of the ghost thimbles, but more to come.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Day 331 - Wedding Bots

A customer bought a wedding gift from me and asked for a little note of congratulations to the robot-loving couple.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Day 330 - CrabBot?

I'm not sure I feel great about the direction this is going--sometimes the conception doesn't translate into reality.  He may need a total makeover, but here's his "first draft."  Looks kinda like a crab to me.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Day 329 - Sir Norman

Confident he looks as gallant (if not more so) as Heath Ledger in "A Knight's Tale," Sir Norman the Brave takes up his jousting stance and puts on his brooding, devil-may-care expression.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Day 327 - Lego Protection

I was passing by the bookcase when a sense of foreboding stole across my otherwise vacant mind.  I looked around and soon found myself staring down into the determined face of an angry little Lego man next to Brownie Bot.  Despite his "handyman" body and sweaty forehead, he looked quite comfortable with that plastic gun securely in his hand.  I slowly backed away.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Day 326 - And Robot was His Name-O

Working on a Bingo-type game for my boys . . . with "dice" (one for the letter and one for the number).


Friday, June 7, 2013

Day 325 - Robot Shoes

I may often feel like I don't fit in with the other moms sitting on the sidelines, but with shoes like this, who cares?  Take that, people with button-up shirts!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Day 324 - Norman and the Sheriff

Although unable to explain the set of circumstances leading up to his current predicament, Norman could say unequivocally that, no, he did not feel lucky.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Day 323 - Stinky Bot

Trying to give my boys a visual for the positive effects of deodorant usage. 

Stinky Bot hasn't bothered to open his deodorant.  

Awesome Bot has opened his AND applied it.  My, what a difference!