#359. Drawing pin

Drawing pin

 

Serious play…

#357. Sharp Pencil

Sharp pencil

 

This is the only way I’d use a shaver…

#354. Beer handle

beer handle

Seems fitting for this time of year…. Duct tape as a beer handle for the more sophisticated drinker… drinkscan

#352. Clove lights

orange light

Another christmas themed object. A use for old bulbs instead of cloves, but not very smelly… Christmas lights

#351. Christmas clean

xmas

One of those fancy looking scourers that I bought awhile for another project. Folded and stapled for christmas, a tree covered in these might be nice…

#348. Pencil paste

pencil paste

A lovely, fresh, minty pencil case. toothpaste tube

#347. Fire spray

fire spray

Lighter attachment.. spray top

#334. Tie brush

tie brush

Cable ties become bristles on an old brush handle… paintbrush

#332. Bottle opener

This is another #161 Decanstructed but sprayed black…. I love the idea of reducing an object for resale and less multifunctional. Any takers? can opener

#319. Safety matches

 

Matches made to look burnt with black pen…should have squashed them too.

#315. Cotton buddies

 

I love this…I discovered how to experiment again, I made this while being filmed for the exhibition. Made from 4 cotton buds (Q tips) and wire.

#312. Egg spring

 

Stretched out an egg cup… fun to watch kids try and eat now…

#308. Wrist pins

 

Drawing pins in an elastic band to make dangerous bracelet. Might be better worn inside out….

#306. Razor melt

 

Blow torch fun again, makes a nice curved handle. I was going to show just one but I like them stuck together.

#305. Tooth brush

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A toothbrush made from a nail brush. It was like pulling teeth…

#298. Foil cups

Foil cases moulded/pressed into a shot glass.

#297. Money protection

 

More minimal effort – elastic band on coin…

#281. Bubble wrap

 

The only way to post bubbles…

#277. Pilot light

 

One of my better puns… A candle in a marker pen.

#272. Paint dispenser

 

Not more paint… it’s ok i’m not an artist, i’m  just a painter and decorator…

#271. Sun glasses

 

Safe from the sun at least…. paint on sunglasses.

#268. Curl comb

A Comb for curly hair?

#267. Note to self

A note holder… the time it took to weave the note in a comb you wouldn’t need the reminder… post its

#265. Emergency glove

Laminated rubber glove, that only just made it…. This could be hung on a wall and ripped open in emergencies…not sure what they might be.. rubberglove

#254. Lamp holder

So this is what I meant to do yesterday but I got diverted, putting a lamp bulb fixing on objects to store them on lamp holders (obviously not wired ones..) This one is storing #4. This project eats itself once again. paintbrush

#253. High voltage salt

Nice fit…and almost functional with a couple of holes…

#252. Unflexible

 

Not very flexible now…or straight…or accurate…

#248. Legoless

 

I was trying to turn this duple lego brick into a pencil sharpener – so this is just a mock up or just a pencil holder…oh & I guess it’s lego less as I drilled it…

#246. Grate can

 

An old cheese grater reformed to look like a tin can, topped off with a can lid. Bean grater?

#246. Toilet tissues

 

Last nights thing, taken in the sun…A toilet roll cut up now becomes just tissues.

#244. Ear plugholes

My brain has disappeared down these….after a third of a year messing about!

Two large plug holes and old headphones…

#243. Frameless

 

A frame back and stand with holes drilled…oooh he’s made some effort, but was it worth it?

#240. Sponge pod

 

Not sure Apple will be concerned about this as it’s only got two apps…althoughI have made rounded corners.

#237. Hook drivers

 

A daft idea for a pair of coat hooks using screwdrivers…. can you lend me a screwdriver to fix it to the wall?

#236. Table (tennis) light

 

They used to call these light bulbs – Golf ball bulbs but I think it’s the wrong sport. I didn’t want to drill my old table tennis bats but found this mini one to mock up this light idea.

#233. Lamp stand

Obvious and fake…. keep trying. with two lamp holders and two bulbs

#232. Vinegarcil

Meh…although it has given me another idea.

#224. Ball point

 

Made a giant ball point pen with a weird lolly called a brain licker but a deodorant stick would work also…

#221. Bottle can..

Not more Tin cans… two cans and two plastic bottles used to make this hybrid…armoured bottle?

#217. Ear plug phones

water music?

#213. Solar garden light…

 

I think these will sell like …..

#211. Lollipop holder

 

A lolly holder – if you get bored of the flavour.

#209. Secret pen

 

Instead of writing in the dark use this…. Funnel with pen.

#206. Digital analogue

So it’s been awhile since I really liked one, so here it is video tape on DVDs…

#205. Yogurt spray

Seems like everything comes as a spray now…especially if you fake it with added spray top.

#203. Hard Lolly

 

Pebble pretending to be a lolly… probably shouldn’t leave this near the kids.

#193. Smoking trap

I was thinking of doing an after photo but I was in too much pain… with rat trap

#192. Medicine half..

I spent more time trying to name it… and it is still rubbish.

 

#178. Sponge fingers 2

sponges cut up and inserted into glove…will help it last longer when washing up?

#174. Dice hooked

For storing your dice… Hangers

#170. Kindle camera

Had this idea a while ago after sanding a bit of kindle, finally got around to mock it up . The lens is just your eye at the moment.

#163. Adult pacifier

I might find this useful…Bottle cork

#159. Ear light

LED bulb with earring back.

#158. Beer lock

This was a waste of money it never worked… dam cheap gimmicks – hmmm another name for my project?  pad lock drinkscan

#139. Training brush

Back from France with my fancy french sweeping brush and then I added my old trainer…wished I’d bought another one now.

#117. Handle cotton.

Just cotton round and round… kind of an ergonomic handle, but had to go a bit further and did a tine…

 

#105. Mug plug..

Ok, so it should be called mug plug hole, but I like to keep things simple and the rhyme is probably the only reason I went with this today, other experiments never panned out… I also must say something to everyone who is following this project… Thankyou!

#103. Can dle light

I guess it makes candles last longer but not batteries…

Tin can, Led push light and candles with ‘o’ rings on them…

#101. Electric candle

So…. I had this switch stuck on a can for ages, then today I put a candle in the can to get the idea but thought it would be better on just a bigger candle. I think having two switches makes it even weirder…

 

 

#100. Watering can.

Not sure I want to turn this into a milestone but I have…. Found some water taps in the garage and I turned to one of my reliable friends the tin can and voila….

#96. Shuttle brush

I haven’t tried it yet… bristles from a sweeping brush replacing..

#92. Water light

#89. Elastic mop.

For some reason I felt I should make my own mop, then spotted a bag of elastic bands and finished off with a plunger handle. It would be quite useless as a mop, I’ll try and discovery another use for it…7/10

#83. Dust ball

A duster in a dog ball toy… a baby toy? or just throw it round the room while cleaning.

 

#74 Electric brush

 

A fake electric sweeping brush…

#72. Soap roller

A washing up roller made using 18 sponge scourers and elastic bands.

#69.Unplugged

Led keyring torch stuck in a plug…electricplug

#64. Electric scourer

I liked how this battery and magnet could be used as a base for something…. so I gave it another copper top.

Duracell + magnet + scourer = an object that couldn’t be more useless – I love it.

#63. Whisk torch

For making cakes in the dark… or a fake cake.

#49. Tin-can-tankard

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Tin Can and metal handles….

#48. Pen cil

 

Carved pencil thinner to fit inside a pen….I nearly like this.

#46. Spoon specs

So I drilled a hole in wooden spoons (as you do) then had a good old file… and then spied through the hole which led on to making a pair of glasses…things are now all mixed up..

#45. bread bag

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Bread packaging turned into handbag or maybe a posh bag to feed the ducks?

#43. Penned in.

15 pens and a balloon… fun to draw with.

#41. Kindling flat-pack

Tried to just make a small side table but had some wood left and made a small stool…anyway I think this has legs… probably needs instructions with bag to make something more sculptural.. kindle

#34. Brush brush

#4 added to #26

Does this mean i’m struggling? Scrubbing paint… paintbrush

#20. Phone warmer

I’ve now got one of those fancy rubber cases for my phone…. mini hot water bottle with head cut off.

#18. Plunge sinker

Back to more familiar territory – messing with the function of things. noticed that this plug hole had a similair shape to the plunger so I did the done thing…

Check this for another pic

#5. Tuna pan

The paint brush handle screwed onto a tuna can…not sure if it would work, but a great pretend one for kids. Tpaintbrushin can

#1. Hand-warmer

First object made using a hot water bottle. Cut a hole to fit my hand…a jokey hand warmer or could be used as an oven glove… hotwaterbottle

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