Sunday, May 8, 2011

The Do Nothing Machine and Other Rings

I have my home photo studio set up (a roll of paper and a tripod light) so I thought it would be a great time to revisit some old projects and take some nicer photos of them.

Now that I am finished working on my ID thesis, it would seem that I should have free time.  However,  I now have only a few weeks leading up to my wedding, which is going to be awesome.  Hopefully there is still a bit of time to get some interesting projects done.

Enough about my life, let me show you some stuff I've built.



The Do Nothing Machine in all its handmade wooden glory:






This machine is great for getting home, turning that crank, and watching nothing happen at an astounding pace.


Next up, are a few jewelry selections from the Dugal Unlimited© Collection





 These pieces are cast, forged and built silver, copper, onyx and steel (the leaf).  The FourFingerRose is great for strutting and posing, as well as ending disputes.  The steel leaf is adept at holding jewelry for photographs, a feature noted and appreciated in this particular setting.




My senior thesis exhibit is placed in the Paul and Lulu Hilliard Art Museum in Lafayette, La.  My semester was spent studying human volumetrics and ergonomics and designing part concepts for mass transit vehicles.  The exhibit displays a handrail that I formed (for hands, by hand) and a directionally tactile floor that I machined on my CNC mill.  The display itself is interlocking, laser-cut cardboard of my own design.


A nice shot that gives you almost no information about my work, hehe.


I will post details of my thesis in its own post soon.  I would do it now, but I don't really want to think about my thesis again for a few more days.



Pleasant prototyping,

-jd

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