Replace Poor Quality Bag/Luggage Straps with Guitar Straps

Guitar straps are made to comfortably and reliably hold a great deal of often very expensive weight for long periods of time. With bag straps and luggage straps, comfort is often an afterthought to aesthetic. So, I bought an adjustable black canvas guitar strap for $9 and made a bag strap out of it. Continue reading

The Post Apoc Photo Shoot # 1

My friend Sommer is a model, and since I’ve known her, we’ve talked about the idea of doing a post apoc themed shoot for the website. ┬áRecently, it came together thanks to a number of people that got involved:

Photographer: Bill Woods of Dark Roman Artistic

Hair: Claudia Riccardi

Makeup: Angela Wade

Male Model: Ronin

Female Model: Sommer Bailey

Location: abandoned racetrack and surrounding complex, Tulsa OK

Firearms: S&W .38 (Blondie), Springfield 1911A1 (Eisenhower), Keltec P11, AK-47 (Liberty Tooth), Maverick 88 12g (Shotty-Bob)

Nail File + Pen Cap = Shank

I was walking into work one morning and saw this little disembodied nail file blade lying in the hallway. I picked it up and noticed how rigid it was – not at all as flexible and flimsy as the ones I’d handled before. I thought, “This would make a good stabbing weapon if I had some way to hold onto it.” Enter pen cap. Continue reading

Musical Instrument Lamps

When I look at things, now, I tend to simplify them – I break them down into their components and try to analyze the processes necessary to join those components into whatever final product I’m look at. I found a “lamp kit” at Lowe’s a year or so ago and started making wine bottle and liquor bottle lamps for my friends – I realized that lamps are actually very simple to make. Continue reading

The Door Box

I got this idea years ago when my roommate at the time suffered from a debilitating handicap – she would lose her keys nearly every day. I used a wooden liquor box and some scrap balsa wood and made her a wall mounted box with two shelves, a pen holder, and some hooks for keys and sunglasses. We mounted it right next to the front door so that every time she arrived, she would offload her cargo, and it would be waiting there for her each time she left. Continue reading