Tools: Mig Welding Bandsaw Angle grinder Metal roll bender Weaving
The challenge to this design was to use a full length of metal which is 24'. This steel bar was cut and MIG welded with no scrap. The lamp shade was built by bending steel tube into two circles and then welding a connection piece between the two. I then wove embroidery thread through the two circle creating a lamp shade that illuminates the warm light and accents the metal.
I really dove into this project and I learned more about the process of wiring a lamp than anything else.
My 10 fingers and toes
This to-scale model of a desk is customized to what I need when working on school and personal projects.
I first looked at inspiration in classic roll top desks because I want storage that is at arms reach. I also wanted to include shelf storage for bigger, heavier objects that can't be stored in drawers. Another challenge to my design was size. I wanted a piece of furniture that is compact enough to fit in an average size bedroom but also has the option to extend and become a large work surface for bigger projects.
The pivoting wing is the accent to this design as it allows for a second work surface that can be concealed or heavily used.
Tools: Mig Welding Angle Grinder Metal roll bender Bandsaw Stitching
In the SCAD sand arts festival me and my partner Gianni Yarto (B.F.A. industrial design) won first place in the wind sculpture category. Our design was based around the concept that we can control the wind. While the wind can fly and kite and move a fan, we wanted to show how our wings can use the wind to push ourselves.
To complete this process we purchased lengths of two lengths of 24g square tube. The two bars were then rolled to the perfect degree to create the arch of the swing. The connections between the two bars was made by cutting 12g square tube to the angle of the arch. Each peace was then MIG welded and tacked. The base of the swing is underground but is an "x" base that has a crossover joint and a slot for the swing arch to set into.
The swing mechanism is completed using a pipe and berings that were then welded to the swing lengths. The lengths were then attached to the swing seat. The wings of the bee are attached to the handles that cross over the seat and while they are on another set of berings they are able to act as a pumping mechanism for the person on the swing.