Friday, November 15, 2013

Bradley GT

Three months of restoration. This is my Bradley GT. I spent 1300 dollars for the car. I spent 3 months fixing it. This was an amazing project because I learned about one of the simplest engines. Not simple to me! lol It took me 30 minutes just to find the starter! I did all the interior, carpeting, re did the dashboard, electronics, windshield installation, engine calibration, brake bleeding, etc…..


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Suitcase Puppet Theater

I built a collapsable Puppet stage to fit this awesome suitcase I found. It still has the Key! The puppets were bought at a garage sale years back. They must be from the 60's or 70's. Really excited to perform with this. Everything fits snug in the suitcase, and the set up is quick.
       I sewed all the material for the curtain and pleated material for the top. It is all cut plywood, dyed and varnished.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

World's 2nd smallest working train set

This is my Train Set in a Cheese box. They are 1/2 inch pieces cut out of wine cork, painted and embedded with magnets. Servo motor with a cardboard disc guides the train across the the tracks. It's a PWM circuit powered by a 555 timer. The sound comes from a Radio Shack recorder Module.


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Train set in a Suitcase

This is my N-Scale train in a phonograph box. It runs on an Arduino and Motor shield. I put a reed sensor on the tracks, and glued a small magnet underneath the locomotive. When the train passes the over pass, the tin-can bridge closes,  the locomotive slows down to a stop and whistles. The train whistle plays from a Radio Shack recorder module. The speaker is hidden inside the overpass. It creates an awesome illusion that the train is actually playing the whistle sound!  I put a relay in place of the play button. The recorder is powered through the motor shield. After the train whistles, the two light posts light up in a series of patterns. the tin-can slowly opens and the school rings rings. The train begins again passing through until it reaches the reed sensor and it repeats all over. The red button can be pressed at anytime to activate the whistle.


Wednesday, April 4, 2012


This is a new piece for a new month. Acrylic on 2x4 ft canvas

Monday, March 26, 2012

Paintings from March 2012

This is Acrylic paint on top of layered masking tape, on top of cut out pizza boxes, matted, sealed and framed!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Radio Pieces Feb. 2012

These are all pieces of radios I own. I love taking apart and fixing radios. This is my Radio series.

Charcoal Feb. 2012

These are all charcoal on paper. Drawings of memories past.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Drawings Jan. 2012

Charcoal on Paper

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Classic Magic - Custom Magic

The Cups and Balls Routine is considered the oldest magic effect on record. Images of this routine were found written in stone on the great pyramids of Egypt! It's still performed by street performers, and all kinds of magicians today. These are hand sewn, and leather cut baseballs I made over the weekend. I made them in a lemon peel style. I can't tell you how difficult it is to take something flat like leather, and shape it into something round! I finally have a complete set that match!