Friday, 28 October 2011


 Chocks away, look what I managed to get my grubby paws on. NO I didn't find this on the Kingsland Road, I sourced this for a top secret commission.

 9 barrels, and 75 years of dirt, not the easiest thing I have ever taken apart but very interesting. Unfortunately she won't fit in my shot-blaster.

  This VERY HEAVY lump of nuts and bolts is actually a 1936 Lycoming R-680 Radial Aircraft Engine and would have come out of plane like this.

The Lycoming Manufacturing Company, now known as Lycoming Engines, built the motor. A R-680 successful trial came just two years after Charles Lindbergh flew his "Spirit of St. Louis" nonstop from New York to Paris marking the "golden age of aviation" and introduced Lycoming as the world's foremost piston aircraft engine manufacturer. Over the next twenty years, Lycoming built over 25,000 R-680 radial engines and established a worldwide reputation for excellence that has thrived ever since.


Now all I have to do is clean it, polish it and upcycle it to its new purpose....

Sunday, 16 October 2011


 Just finished this commission, loving the new maroon cable, managed to find these nice contemporary taps at the local scrapyard. Professional pictures on their way soon...along with our website.

Thursday, 6 October 2011


 Lizzie and I had a great day out in Margate, delivering some of her artwork on Saturday. Popped into a couple of junk shops and found these lovely mincers, one is even from London. Result.

 And this box of old rifle shells, perfect for a chandelier commission - more on that to come.

 Just got hold of this tasty old car jack, missed its 100th birthday by a few days, no worries have good plans for its next 100 years.

 It was also my birthday on Saturday, got to see my legendary parents. Pops had to replace a tap in their bathroom and he donated this. Nice one.

 Thanks Sophie and Steve for my birthday present, some lush vintage fire extinguishers that they found at Brick Lane.

And finally thanks Roland for the tip of about this lot on Stokie high street.