Comparison of Nautilus mandolins recently completed. In order: #15 – parallel braced, tone bars, spruce top, J74′s #16 – transverse braced, yellow cedar top, Thomastik Mittels #18 – parallel braced, curly redwood top, JS74′s #20 – transverse braced, spruce top, J74′s #21 – parallel braced, spruce top, FW74′s
Partly to show off some recently completed instruments, I invited several mandolin enthusiasts and MandolinCafe members from the Atlanta area. The gents generously brought several of their mandolins, some of them very valuable, some of them very rare, but all of them very interesting – and put them out for everyone to experience. I believe [...]
So… this is a toy mandolin / ukelele thing I made for my kids. It’s got a solid cherry top, solid cherry back and sides, and a curly maple neck. Shaped like an archtop Telecaster, obviously. The frets are machined right into the fretboard. It sounds like a shoe box with some rubber bands on [...]
Multilingual version of the Thomson mountain bike stem, seatpost, and handlebar instructions. A collaboration with Mark McJunkin of Product M. Insane information density.
These illustrations were done mostly to get back up to speed on the latest version of SolidWorks after using Alibre Design Pro (another parametric CAD package) for the last year. I had been studying air-cooled engines and started drawing a lot of radial engines, which lead to the prominent engine features of this aircraft. The [...]
Collaborated with Darwin Muljono on a trade show banner project. For best impact, the photos needed to be lit well enough to be legible when pixelated (from the appropriate reading distance – 30ft or so). The concept expresses the interaction between humans and computers, which is integral to the mission of the client organization.
Most Web audio appliances are targeted to the gadget crowd. They are overloaded with features such as RSS readers, picture viewers, and Google Calenders syncing. But what if you just want to listen to music? This concept is an exploration of establishing the simplest, most analog way of interacting with the device, more closely replicating [...]
This is a study in environmental design and illustration. It began with the furniture in 2006 and became a more complete modernist-inspired living space. The linear arrangement and color scheme intrigued me, along with the concept of making a living space which is more in line with living patterns than the average off-the-shelf contemporary dwelling. [...]
This was a conceptual rendering set for the SSDL lab out of Georgia Tech’s Aerospace Engineering department The trickiest part was evoking a sense of Titan, which is Saturn’s largest moon. It is thought to have a very thick atmosphere and a methane ocean (!?).
A friend and fellow Industrial Designer asked me to help him build a swamp ash Les Paul over the summer of 2004. While shopping for the materials for his guitar, I found a piece of extremely rare rosewood from the Amazon, called “Maucacaube”. It was a small piece, so I decided to build a LP [...]