28 February 2012

World's smallest V12 engine

This is awesome...


20 February 2012

A little shout out..

There's a little article that mentions what we've been working on at Scáthaín..

Reclaimed Materials Provide Local Firm with Form and Function

15 February 2012

A few things

I've been busy designing some stuff for a hardware store we're outfitting.. Here's a few renderings of a service counter and a kitchenette.

31 January 2012

finally something

 well for Christmas, i decided to make Jayme's parents a small side table.  it felt really good to start making my own stuff again...

18 January 2012

sorry for the hiatus..

... so much has been going on and i didn't know where to start, so i'll just start.

the week before graduation [mid-may] i got an email from an acquaintance, blacksmith Chris Leslie (Metal Heart Forge), asking if i'd like to meet up and talk about what i've been doing recently.  well we meet at polish falcons for a brew and to my surprise he brings two guys he works for; John and Tim.  turns out, John McWilliam is an ex-house painter now self taught mirrorsmith and Tim Prendergast is a finish carpenter.  They're business partners of a small [small small] custom furniture/mirror design studio.  Chris Leslie had worked with them since the beginning of 2011 and soon after joined Sean Wiler (UWM sculpture grad).  so after telling me what they were about, they asked if i could join the force.  so of course, i took it.  

now it's almost 8 months later and i've been busy... fellow sculpture graduate Charlie Mead also joined the mix at Scáthaín, and we've also added a second carpenter, Zach Lutz and cabinet maker Corey Prendergast [Tim's nephew].  we've done a ton of stuff and at first didn't feel right posting it on here, but i'm game now.  lets go.

[the photos below are in no real order as there are so many but i just wanted to show some of the things i've been working on. a few of which i've worked on designs for but most are team efforts. you may notice the evolution of projects mixed throughout.. but bear with me on this one. in the future i'll be much more organized and often..]

more to come...

26 June 2011

this place reminds me of Sloss...

s_11 from Ben on Vimeo.

 it shows how it was shot too, a pretty cool mini dolly