Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap over these!

In honor of it being a leap year, we give you something fun to leap over! There's a town in the UK called Sunderland and they spruced up their riverside with these sculptures.

A huge wood screw...well not a Wood Screw because it's a bolt but it is a huge bolt made out of wood.

This one is steel - what a nut!
And lastly, the concrete rivet.
To learn more about the St. Peter's Riverside Project in Sunderland click here.


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Brass is beautiful

A box full of brass is too pretty to walk past without taking a photo.
Ever wonder where brass gets its color from?

Brass is a metal composed primarily of copper and zinc - mostly copper. The color of brass varies from a dark reddish brown to a light silvery yellow depending on the amount of zinc present; the more zinc, the lighter the color.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

A Bolt through the Heart

This one is cute...we found it here

But this one is awesome!
And there's lots of bolts...and nuts, washers, rivets...through the heart.

You know we ♥ fasteners, right?

Monday, February 6, 2012

Sending chocolates?

If you're going to send chocolates - how about these!

The card should read,
"We're the perfect fit."
Buy them at Enjou Chocolat

Friday, February 3, 2012

"How much do you love me?"

Nothing shows how much you love someone more than spending big money on them - so here is something special for him and for her for you  to buy them for Valentines Day (nuts & bolts included.)

Karen Walker Jewellery

Nut, Bolt & Heart Pendant

Buy it at Precious Peg


MakerBot Thing-O-Matic 3D Printer Kit
(There are so many nuts and bolts on this thing!)

The latest in cutting edge personal manufacturing technology!

Buy it at Maker
So how much do you love them?

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Today is February 2nd

Yay!! Happy Groundhog’s Day!!!

Punxsutawney Phil says 6 more weeks of winter.

(That's Phil not Slotted)   Ha Ha Ha

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

We heart Andrew Myers!

At the top of the list of things we love is Andrew Myers.

We mentioned him in our blog last year in Screwed Up Portraits but we never mentioned that we met up with him at his studio and he let us see some of his finished pieces and some of his current works in progress.  He's both talented and cool and the pieces are even more spectacular in person.

His studio

Up close with a work in progress.

First he draws them and then holes are drilled where the screw will be placed.

Then each screw is put in place at a specific height so there is contoured shape to them.

Lastly the head of each screw is hand painted.

Andrew shared difficulties he comes across using different lengths of screws & different materials.

Andew does he do it?

Other artwork.

Some drawings.

What a talented guy, right?!

Be sure to check him out

And he recently finished the one way above that we saw in its infancy. Here is a photo of the final version from his facebook page:
He said he used 9,800 screws!
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