Monday, 24 June 2013

Chainmaile From Coat Hangers

I met a man today that told me that when he was 16 he made an entire tunic and coif out of chainmaile using old wire coat hangers that a nearby business just threw away. One of his teacher's taught him to make chainmaile during detention. Another teacher invited him to show his wares in an art show featuring art made from discarded materials.  He did and someone bought his tunic and coif for $750. Impressive.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Dismantling a Washing Machine

The local big item trash day is upon us. So we dismantled the broken washing machine in order to save the metal drum inside to use as a fire ring for desert bonfires. I won't lie to you and say it was easy because there were many fasteners inside that were not obvious when we started. In the end we resorting to pounding with a hammer, using a dremel tool and whatever else it took to get it apart. We also rescued the big plastic tub just in time for me to plant tomatoes inside it. The rest of the parts will go to the trash day at the local store. I'm sure a clever person could cut out the metal and use it for art or Steampunk gear or something.