Inertial locking box
A novel box designed to unlock only when spun like a top.
The design, prototyping, and creation process has been documented here.
Lost Wax casting
An example of the lost wax casting process and all the lovely details therein. This is how I clone items without using my science degree! [click to continue]
The singing bird automaton
Made by a clockmaker in the late 1800's, this music box is an example of one of the world's very first robots. [ click to continue ]
A peek into the process of restoring several ceremonial chalices. [click to continue]
The coffee engine enigma
About two weeks ago, I posted photos and a description of a puzzling device and offered anyone the chance to guess how it worked. [ click to continue]
Hippodoptera under glass
A wonderfully odd art piece came into the shop recently. Two glass domes arrived, each covering a delicate and curious arrangement. [ click to continue]