Project Weekend

I spent the long holiday weekend working on some projects, one longer term, the other something I've been planning but which only took a couple of hours.

The first is a toy chest for Sharon's nephews. I'll post pics when it's done, because it won't look like much until I get it all assembled. It's made of 1/2 plywood stained a nice cherry color and pretty big. Finishing a box like this takes days given three coats of finish and sanding between coats. Having several days in a row to work on it makes it easier.

The second is a replica of Iron Man's "arc reactor". This project was pretty easy because I already had several feet of electroluminescent wire soldered to a connector. All I have to do now is figure out how to wear it without electrocuting myself. Check it out:

An Arc Reactor replica

2008.07.07 at 12:00am EDT