Monday, February 25, 2013


Just completed this commissioned piece for a customer. BeertooD2 (18”) After several mugs of liquid inspiration while viewing StarWars for the umpteenth time BeertooD2 was born... or should I say drafted? His 4.7 liter keg body, aluminum double boiler pot, vintage shoe polisher legs and mini bread loaf pan feet have proven popular with the over-21 crowd...may the force beer with you.
Although I never, rarely...OK, not often, repeat a design, these mini-beer-keg-R2D2-inspired creations have brewed up quite a following. This is the fourth in the series and they have all been created using a Heineken keg. Hopefully my next bot request will be from someone with a differnt adult beverage preference. A New Castle fan possibly...

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Gear Head vs Gear Head version 2.0

My first Gear Head was created from an '50s air compressor, an aluminum dental training skull (?), Mt. bike gas shock and old chain drive gear. I really like how this turned out. Below, The proud new owner and humble artist.
And my latest, Gear Head 2.0, the result of having some fun with old Erector set parts. I incorporate bicycle brakes, slide door parts, gears/bearings & a vintage blender base. Currently on display at Arts and Crafts Cooperative Inc.(ACCI Gallery) in Berkeley, Ca.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010


timeBROS, originally uploaded by Lockwasher.

were the hell have you been...jeeez!

Saturday, January 02, 2010

I spotted this incredible sculpture on the net and wanted to share Joe's art. Goldie, a sculpture by University of Alabama graduate student Joe McCreary, will be a focal point of Woods Quad through December 2009. The sculpture symbolizes the shutdown of Birmingham's Sloss Furnaces and the decline of the iron industry. The artwork, which may weigh as much as 2 tons, brings a dynamic change of pace to viewers absorbed in UA’s academic life. For more on this awesome sculpture -

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

here's a drawing of a recently completed this commissioned "Christmas Gift". I like to provide these to my clients so that they'll know what the hell their sculpture is constructed from. The folks seem to enjoy them. I've only gone to this level for a dozen or so pieces...I like it and should probably start doing it fer all of my Lockwasher Design creations

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

The Robinson's Doris...Lockwasher Style

Thursday, April 16, 2009


I had received a request two years ago to fabricate Doris from the Disney movie "Meet the Robinsons". Just recently I stumbled onto a handful of crab shell cracker tools and set about completing my mission. All aluminum horn mute "hat", a bunch of bicycle reflector arms, crab/lobster shell cracking tools, cantilever bike brake arms and the lens out of a microscope.
Character design credit to the original Disney artists....this is my Lockwasher interpetation of their work.