Friday, August 29, 2008

Ahh... Craftsman

1950's vintage Craftsman bandsaw. What a beauty! You won't find this in the free pile. Sorry, but this little gem stays with me. It needs a little TLC, but I'm willing.

Found the bandsaw one day, but no motor. Walked in the next day and to my surprise I see a Craftsman motor. Sometimes the garbage gods offer up just the thing you need.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Tethered Globe

I don't think this video piece needs explanation. I found the inflatable globe a few days ago, then found the tether pole on Sunday. The piece came to me as I contemplated nabbing the pole from the trash heap. I actually had to request the help of Raphael, one of the loader truck drivers, to release it from the pile. It all came together rather quickly. The happenstance of the treasure hunt at the dump allows these types of connections to occur.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008

Week Eleven

Isn't she pretty in pink?
Not even I can resist a pink tutu.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Week Ten

More paint chip name matching. Ironically these books came through with a load of office furniture. Seems as though a certain venture maybe didn't work out so well. The books did match up well with Fuller Paint color "Rich Burgandy".

And JFK gets three colors.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Week Nine

I've been wondering how to make sense of paint chip names for a long while. I know I'm not the only one in this world that finds them amusing and somewhat confounding. When I scooped up a whole box of Fuller Paint chip sets I decided it was time to have a go.

Ah.... the twins. They are forever fun aren't they? I found the box cover to the Fun Club Kit, but unfortunately didn't get a glimpse of the Kit. What do you suppose was in that mysterious box. I may never know, but I couldn't help but keep the precious piece of cardboard anyhow.

"Affinity Pink"

"Sunset Peach"