The Physical Object Collection

AKA: Art, Projects, Art Projects, My Hobbies, Stuff I Made, &c.

In my spare time, I like to make stuff. After I make stuff, I try to write about it, so that other people who are trying to make something similar might find my page through a web search, and learn from my experience. Over 100 of these projects are documented here. Some are quick and easy, and some took me months of work. Some of them are best described as "art", while some are simply practical. I get email about projects all the time, and enjoy hearing about similar stuff you may have made. Any of these pages are open information, and can be freely linked to, though I'd like to retain control over them so please don't copy them to your own site.

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Select (click on) an icon (little picture) to view (look at, maybe read) more detail (another webpage) regarding (about) that project (it).

Sections: [Workbench] [Recently Completed] [Gratia Artis] ["Useful"] [Game Related]


Most Recently Completed

* Green Linen Hitatare (October 2012)
* Walnut Marudai (blog post) (September 2012)
* Cypress Karabitsu (blog post) (September 2012)
* Collapsible Hatadai Banner Stand (September 2012)
* Karabitsu Sleds (September 2012)
* Arimoto Bento (August 2012)
* Kataginu with Kingdom Badging (blog post) (June 2012)
* Red Linen Suikan (blog post) (June 2012)
- Hata-Jirushi Banners ( blog post blog post blog post blog post blog post ) (December 2011; January, May, June, and August 2012)
- Kataginu with Baronial Badging (blog post) (May 2012)
- Kosode in Cream and Blue Ikat (blog post) (April 2012)
- Yukata from Green Sakura Fabric (blog post) (March 2012)
- Kosode from Cranes Fabric (blog post) (January 2012)
- Shogi Folding Stools (blog post, blog post), blog post) (October and December 2011, July 2012)
* Hatadai Banner Stand (December 2011)
- Kosode from Circles Fabric (blog post) (November 2011)
- Red Suikan and Suikan no Hakama (blog post) (July 2011)
- Seven Eboshi and a Kanmuri (July 2011)
* Suoh Sugata (blog post) (July 2011)
- Gargantuan Icehouse Pyramid (blog post) (June 2011)
- Three pairs of kyahan, one pair of tabi, and ten pairs of tabi socks (May 2011)
- Two Shibori Kosode (blog post) (April 2011)
* Red Kariginu (March 2011)
* Green Suikan (March 2011)
* Another Arimoto Stool (February 2011)
- Rust Orange Kosode (December 2010)
- Two Cedar Jubako (blog post) (November 2010)
- A Small Karabitsu (blog post) (October 2010)
- Paint Box (blog post) (October 2010)
- Bamboo Boxes (blog post) (blog post) (September 2010)
- A Rhombus-Shaped Box (June 2010)
- Bottle Opener (April 2010)
* Japanese Tool Chests (September 2009 and April 2010)
- Board Table (blog post) (March 2010)
- Index Card Box (blog post) (March 2010)
- Saw Stuff Box (blog post) (March 2010)
- Aburatsubo Tool Oiler (blog post) (March 2010)
- Southwest Shirt for Sharon (blog post) (March 2010)
- Light Green Linen Kosode (blog post) (March 2010)
- A lamp designed by Tadao Arimoto (blog post) (February 2010)
- A black hippari (blog post) (February 2010)
- A big shirt with a "Southwest" theme (blog post) (January 2010)
- Beam Board Bench (blog post) (December 2009)
* Cedar Geta (December 2009)

Gratia Artis

Sections: [Miscellaneous] [Acrylic] [Foam] [Fountains]

Miscellaneous

* Arc Reactor (July 2008)
* Head Transplant on PEZ MP3 Player (December 2005)
* Blink-O-Lantern (October 2005)
* Beast Casemod (March 2004)
* Kitt-e-Lantern (October 2001)
* Moebius Card (August 2001)
* Martini License (September 2000)
* The Teletruck (March 2000)
* Glow Rod II (November 1998)
* The Four Bagels of the Apocalypse (1998)
* Golden Apple (January 1998)
* Network Problem (1998, 2001)
* Data Padd II (January 1998)
* Business Cards (February 1997)
* The Gusher (1993)
* The Spoons (Fall 1991)

Acrylic

* Pyramid Comm Badge & Pips (June 2003)
* Broken Pane (January 1998)
* Glow Rod (November 1997)
* Plexi Block (November 1997)
* Dangerous Object (September 1996)
* Top Block (1993)

Foam

* Medium Olives (January 2003)
* Big Olive (October 2001)
* Foam Head (1992)
* Foam Guy (1992)

Fountains

* Prinkle Fountain (1996)
* Cascade Fountain (1996)
* Plexiglas Waterfall (October 1996)

"Useful"

Sections: [Miscellaneous] [Sewing] [Woodworking]

Miscellaneous

* Household Badges (August 2009)
* Brass Bunny Tokens (April 2009)
* Brass Strike Plate (August 2007)
* Japanese "Suito" Drinking Gourds (June 2007, March 2008)
* Space Lamp, or "Splamp" (June 2007)
* A Pair of Zori (September 2006)
* Trunk Divider (June 2005)
* SD Card Money Clip (January 2005)
* Bargain Light Box (July 2003, repairs 2006)
* Fab Bricks (April 2003)
* The Skypod (June 2001)
* Note Clippies (December 1998)
* GrafCheaty (December 1998)
* Velcro Attache (March 1998)
* St. Anthony Sweatshirt (November 1997)
* Jewel Box Box (April 1997)
* Pez Rack (1997)
* Pipe Lighters (September 1996)
* Space Coaster (1996)

Sewing

* Rain Haori (July 2009)
* A Pair of Zabuton (February 2009)
* More White Linen Tabi (January 2009)
* White Linen Tabi (October 2008)
* Cream Kosode, Brown Kataginu Kamishimo, Cream Kyahan, and more Monpe (April and September 2008)
* Batik Drapes (January 2008)
* Burgundy Hoodie for Sharon (December 2007)
* Cherry Silk Pyjamas (October 2007)
* A pair of Eboshi (September 2007)
* Kyahan (July 2007)
* Taxi shirt (April 2006)
* Pants (March & April 2006)
* Blue shirt (January 2006)
* Red Shirt with Extra Pockets (January 2006)
* Better Brown Slacks (January 2006)
* Aeon Shirt (December 2005)
* Japanese Garb (2005 to 2007)
* Two More Shirts Using New Patterns (March and October 2005)
* Eeyore Tail (September 2005)
* Fire Truck Pajamas (July 2005)
* Peacock Pajamas and Buff Bathrobe (February and April 2005)
* Eeyore Lab Coat (May 2005)
* Space Cat Pajamas (May 2005)
* Brown Slacks (February 2005)
* Tabard Cape (January 2005)
* Starry Shirt (December 2004)
* Blue Flannel Pajamas (December 2004)
* Some Simple Garb for Pennsic (August 2004)
* Heraldic Banners (June 2004)
* Cloth Satchel (November 2003)
* Pilot Case (November 1998)

Woodworking

- Sugorokuban (November 2009)
* Tamabako (November 2009)
* A Collapsible Wooden Stool (August & October 2009)
* Seiza Bench (October 2009)
* Fiber Management Tools (September 2009)
* Shop Tweezers Storage Box (August 2009)
* Router Bit Storage Box (August 2009)
* Set of 16 Kumihimo Tama (April 2009)
* Set of 8 Kumihimo Tama (April 2009)
* Low Shoji Screen (February 2009)
* Shop Work Table (February 2009)
* Adhesive Tape Roll Rack (February 2009)
* A Pair of Sliding-Lid Boxes (February 2009)
* Fuzukue Writing Table (February 2009)
* A More Traditional Suzuribako (January 2009)
* A Nicer Kumihimo Marudai (January 2009)
* A Larger, Fancier Suzuribako (December 2008)
* A more portable Kumihimo Marudai (November 2008)
* A Second Marudai (October 2008)
* Kumihimo Marudai (September 2008)
* Altoids Inro (September 2008)
* Porch Footrest (August 2008)
* Genkan Bench (July 2008)
* Gusokubitsu (July 2008)
* Portable Bed Frame (July 2008)
* Toy Chest (July 2008)
* Subwoofer Platform Stand (October 2007)
* Suzuribako (Inkstone Box) (August 2007)
* ThreeFourFive Storage Karabitsu (July 2007)
* Task Basket (June 2007)
* Plant Shelves (July & September 2006)
* Water Karabitsu (July 2006)
* A Wooden Wastebasket (May 2006)
* Recycling bin (December 2005)
* Shelf for the stereo area (December 2005)
* Inro (Various)
* Karabitsu (July 2005)
* A raised flower bed (July 2004)
* Japanese Geta (June 2004)
* Wooden Storage "Crates" (Various)
* Footstool (July 2003)
* Belt Bar (March 2003)
* Storage Shelves (January 2002)
* Stereo Cabinet (July 2001)
* Pennsic Chairs (August 1998)
* Looney Labs Sign (July 1998)
* Pennsic Boxes (September 1997)
* 8 foot Workbench (1997)

Game Related

Sections: [Miscellaneous] [Cards] [Icehouse]

Miscellaneous

- Sugorokuban (November 2009)
* Taasen Set (October 2002)
* "Cosmic Coasters" Tin (March 2002)
* Giant Chessboard (October 2001)
* "Sorry!" Bandanna (October 2001)
* Zero-G Chess Set (May 2000)
* Button Me (April 2000)
* Painted "Robo-Rally" Robots (March 1997)

Cards

* My Custom Aquarius Deck (February 2005)
* Custom Deck of Playing Cards (June 2004)
* NanoEeyore (June 2003)
* Giant Tarot Cards (March 2002)
* Fluxx Pluss (October 1997)
* Banks Fluxx (October 1997)
* `Werewolves' Cards (October 1997)

Icehouse

Sections: [Pieces] [Stash Boxes] [Volcano Boards] [Other]

Pieces

* Decorated Plastic Treehouse Set (August 2007)
* New Plastic Minimice Pieces (August 2007)
* Sand-Filled Icehouse Pieces (February 2002)
* Dyed Plastic Pyramids (December 2001)
* Giant Icehouse Pieces (October 2001)
* More Wooden Pieces (August 2000, June 2001)
* Filled Pieces (June 2000)
* Laminate Icehouse (February 1998)
* Minimal Icehouse (February 1998)
* My Icehouse (December 1997)
* Holey Icehouse (????)

Stash Boxes

* Giant Cardboard Stash Box (May 2004)
* Stacker Stash Box (November 1999)
* Mini Stash Box (October 1999)
* Efran Stash Box (1998)
* Stash Box '98 (1998)

Volcano Boards

* Easy Volcano Board (January 2003)
* Deluxe Volcano Box/Board (December 2002)
* Volcano Board (June 2001)

Other

* A Nicer Icehouse Clock (May 2004)
* Plexiglas Martian Chessboard Sections (July-October 2002)
* Five Pointers (January 1998)
* Icehouse Balance (January 1998)
* Icehouse Clock (January 1998)

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