Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Current and future projects......

Because winter is the time when you spend most of your time indoors I've started some projects to keep me busy for awhile.I'm making some aluminium boxes which could be the base for other projects.Then I'm also working on three copper and brass based things:one will be a combined Pummer/Magbot pendulum,the other a lamp and the third one is still undecided.
The Pu/Ma project will have two separated circuits,the combination is the LED they will share.
I have also made a simple solar battery charger which I can use to plug in two Pummers(or other battery powered things),so they don't have to sit on the windowsills(which are getting crowded).
The Pummers have yet to be build,they will ofcourse differ slightly from regular Pummers(ie. no solar cell and batteries).

Monday, November 22, 2010

Back to BEAM.......

After my lamp building spree(an ongoing project)it's time to return to BEAM.And of course the first project is a Pummer.The circuit has been,mostly,built and now I'm working on the aesthetic part.
The base is wood on which a part of a motor housing is screwed.I mistreated the housing by copper plating it,or at least that was the plan.But this particular part didn't want to receive any copper ....the result was still interesting though.I gave it a finish with boiled linseed oil,the wooden base was also treated this way.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Yet another lamp........

The last few days I've been working on the lamp pictured here.It started it's life as a water can which I cut in half.The gears were then bend in shape and soldered on the can.With a Dremel tool the copper inside the gear was removed.
Holes were then drilled in the shape of a circle on the can.
The most work went into the fabrication of the chains which were all made from scratch.
The light switch is on top of the can,I used a white LED with two 3 Volt button cells and a 150 Ohm resistor for the lighting.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Metal 1920's truck finished........

Have been putting the latest details onto the truck today:headlights,radiator grille.All in all I'm pretty pleased how the end result turned out: definitely ye olde rusty,beaten up truck.
Now on to the next project,but what it is I'm not sure yet.

Monday, November 08, 2010

New project:Broderbunds toy shop but now in metal

I think I wrote about Broderbunds wonderful toyshop before and that I built a few of the models.One of them was the antique truck.My plan was to make this one from sheet metal some time and I have now started  on this project.Right now I'm working on the  cab which is the  most work.
If you are interested in these models,they can be found here: