Tuesday, August 10, 2010

T800 Terminator Hand

A good friend of mine's birthday was coming up a few months ago and he remarked that it would be awesome if I could make him a terminator's hand as a birthday gift half-jokingly. I thought about for a few days off and on and eventually worked out that I could probably pull it off. I managed to get it done before his birthday and I think it came out very well. Everything's as close to proper scale as I could make it except and the sizes of parts are right about the same except where I simply didn't have the right materials to go with. Finding something similar to some of the parts made out of either stainless steel, chromed steel, or at least galvanized is hard. I did just so happen to have a nearly exact match for the ball joint in the wrist though. Here's the comparison of the real deal and what I made:

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Art walk was awesome (also, DOH!)

Last night at the art walk went better than I could have imagined. There were lots of times where the crowd around my stand made a decent traffic jam in the area I was in. A bunch of my friends dropped by and wound up staying to see people's reactions and hang out, and I even sold several pieces. There were people taking photos and asking questions and the best part might have been the little kids' reactions when they got to get close and wiggle the t-rex's head or hold the little chopper bike. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT! I don't think I've ever seen Jacksonville's downtown look so lively. It's too bad it's not like that more often.

Also, I totally messed up my cards and put .net on the web address instead of .com, so if you know anyone who's having a hard time finding the site because of that let them know what's up. I also made a "Scrap to Sculpture" page on facebook too in case you want to check out what I'm up to that way as well. Feel free to tag me if you were one of the ones shutter-bugging last night.

Great King Tiki Tocki

This is has been one of my favorite creations so far. The King is made of propane tanks, bike chain, a spring from a pogo stick, and various other things, but the two best things about him are that his head doubles as a hank drum, though I never got around to tuning him and the heat probably makes the tone off some. As you can see the other great thing about him is you can use him as an outdoor fireplace with a small door in the back and when fully loaded with pine cones or something similar he'll turn red hot and blow fire from his mouth and eyes. I may very well make more like him.

He sold last night at the art walk to a very cool guy and some of his friends and I wish them all the best and many a nice evening lit by something a little cooler than your usual tiki torch.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

August Art Walk

After going to a couple local art shows and some encouraging words and praise from a few professional artists I've gotten a place to show off some of my stuff at the Downdown Jacksonville Art Walk. It's short notice, but I'll be out there between 5pm and 9pm today, so if you're not doing anything and would like to check out some of my stuff as well as paintings, music, and all sorts of pet-related stuff this time around. It's good times and you get discounts on the post-art-walk pub crawl after 9 if you save your flyer.

(PSST.... Over here... I'll also have some stuff I've been working on that I haven't had a chance to put on TheStuffIMade yet too, so come check it out before maybe it gets sold!)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Another Mini Motorcycle

This new one came out very well. I'm pretty pleased with it.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Little House by the AC

Normally my scrappery is more focused on metal, and things that require welding or soldering to put together, but for this I used some 2x6 scraps that would have wound up in a bonfire and made a neat little house from them. This photo was taken at least a year after the house was made and frogs seem to like calling it home.

Santa's Little Helper

I made this a few years ago from scrap electrical compnents while spending a long night at work. The light at the top of the tree even lit up, and was powered by the wire running around like garland.

Ray Blaster Rifle

A "less wires, more piping" approach to making a ray gun than the previous post. This one was made with copper and brass for the most part, and the pressure chamber really works! Being all metal it has the same heft you'd expect something that can clear Earth from Marvin's view of Venus. Not as powerful as a Illudium PU-36 Explosive Space Modulator, but close.

Ray Blaster Pistol

Made from wire, electrical parts, different hardware store items and chunks from a couple motors. Retro-scifi-steampunkalicious!

Mini Motorcycles

I've recently been getting into making small models of motorcycles, including these two and another that I gave as a gift before I could get a picture of it modeled after a Yamaha Roadstar.


Various bits of steel from all manner of origins. One of the first things I did with my welder.

The Archer

The archer is made largely with motorcycle parts including mufflers, drive chains, frame, a shock absorber, and an engine cylinder. It's free standing and is about 180cm or 5'11" tall.

Scrap to Sculpture

Hello Internets! I'm Ronnie and this is where I'll hopefully be where I keep a portfolio of my various artistic tom-foolery. I've made sculptures and models from scrap and junk as long as I can remember, and will be putting some of it up here online. Let me know what you think and check out my main blog The Stuff I Made for my art as well as other things I make and work on.