Friday, November 23, 2012

King Turkey Beer Original Recyclure finds a great Home

"What a suprise to be looking at these lures in Apache Jct AZ and see this lure. The beer was prduced in New Ulm MN for a town celebration in Worthington, MN. Can't remember what year it was(early to mid 80's). We are the beer wholesaler who sold this product from our distribution location in Worthington. I trucked almost every can that was available from New Ulm to Worthington, I knew the can as soon as I looked at the lure. The lure had to come back to MN, I have it on display at home now, THANKS" - Mark Hagen Hagen Bev Dist Inc

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Building a Blacksmithing Air Hammer

Keeping with my regular pace of only a few new posts per year ... This project started nearly two years ago at Arizona State University with graduate student, Leon Nash. Erik Bogner, Leon,and myself attended a "power-hammer" demo hosted by Ron Kinyon with the support of the Arizona Artist Blacksmith Association. Now being finished, there are some things I'd like to try differently the next time around; also, the hammer's current position is horizontal on a flatbed until I can get it installed in its new smithy-home. We are a few weeks off from that, but it'll be worth the wait. New home being Millersville, PA. Here are a few images of the hammer. Also, the whole building process was photo-documented and can be viewed more thoroughly, here:
The image of the foot control is an "in-progress" photo. There are items in the photo that are not a part of the design, but rather "place holders" and/or prop-ups. Both the hammer design and the foot pedal design are credited to Ron Kinyon. I took a few liberties in some minor spec. changes. The foot pedal is designed and intended as a remote-style control, so when working longer pieces, the hammer-operator is not tied to being right next to the hammer.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Red Headed Polka Dance Shiner Fish Fishing Lure

The name about covers it. Newly finished lure. It's off to it's first exhibition, at Central Arizona College. See last post for details.
This one measures about 3" X 3" X 1/2". It's heavy and would cast a mile. Unfortunately, it's a wall hanger due to the improper balance/position of the line tie in point. This lure was started over two years ago, and sat unfinished. Amazing is the subtly between unfinished and finished pieces.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Time for an Art Exhibit

Original Recyclures, Cockamamie Candleholders, Moke-a-bou musky lures, Moku-metal-petals. And a few other items you might find interesting. Exhibition dates: January 18th - March 2nd. Opening reception on Tuesday, Jan 17th, from 6 - 8PM. Central Arizona College, Student Services Building, Visual Arts Gallery, 8470 N. Overfield Rd., Coolidge, AZ, 85128.