After reading this recent thread by Domo1,
"I Need Some New Hobbies, What Are Yours?" www.abovetopsecret.com...
(which we enjoyed very much)
we thought it was time we shared a little about us.
We like to make things. As a matter of fact, that's what we do pretty much all day, everyday. We've been fortunate enough to turn it into a decent
We design and create custom frames. They are a combination of "off the shelf" products and other elements that we create in our
Many of the houses in our city have transoms. For those of you who don't know, transoms are windows over the doorways in a house. We've made dozens of
stained glass panels for
The president of a Christian biker gang once asked us to create a series of crosses that he presented to his members as Christmas presents. Here are
two examples, they are about 14 inches tall and about an inch thick, cut from a single, solid piece of wood, then decorated with random scrap metal
and some of them inset with
Whenever we see a construction site, we scan for vintage lumber. If we find something cool looking we make
If the wood is not suitable for benches we make other things like these goofy looking bird
Once someone asked us to make a bird house to match their 1910 era Victorian
We heard a news story about someone stealing petroglyphs and that led to a discussion about fake petroglyphs. This was the result. We achieved this
effect by peeling the paper off a chunk of sheet rock, painting the image, breaking the sheet rock, staining the whole thing with coffee then putting
it back together and mounting it.
We made this crazy frame for it
and put it behind glass, sorry about the glare.
Mrs. tanda got inspired by the results and is working on a mandala that we will "vandalize" also. When she is finished with the image we will break it
up, stain it, etc. The goal is to try and make it look old and
We made this table.
We made this grill for the yard.
Here's a peek at Mr. tanda's shop.
And a peek at Mrs. tanda's shop.
We love making things so much, whenever we are on a long hike, we usually stop long enough to make things like
We also do lots of photography but we'll save that for another thread maybe.
We love the Member Art forum as much as we love the Music forum and though we don't always post, we think ATS has some amazing talent.
You guys inspire us.
edit on 17-7-2013 by tanda7 because: wrong photo