sign on the basement door

Basement Labs is a window into one man's innate need to create. Some (good) people teach. Some collect objects. Some entertain us. This one takes raw materials and turns them into useful objects.

The medium is irrelevant - the process of creation is independent of the medium. Wood, metal, cloth, electronic parts, food, computer programming - it's all the same. The mechanics and tools are different, but the process isn't.

This site is an exhibition of my innate need to create (mostly) useful items out of raw materials. Over the years, I've built many things of wood with some other media thrown in there.

You can see what I've done, and often how I got there in the photo galleries. They're not complete and not all the photos have captions or are rotated correctly, but that'll get done someday (I promise).

Feel free to surf some at my favorite sites.

I've started on a list of harpsichord music I'm working on or have moved on from. Of course, I'm playing it on my harpsichord.

Someday, I'll make some more progress on my mirror frame. Next up is linseed oil, shellac, and a mirror.

The most recent project was rebuilding my Old Car's differential. It was a fairly tough project, requiring patience and a willingness to take it apart, adjust it, and put it back together many, many times.

Other photos that I'd like to share, not related to my projects, can be found here.

updated: 26 January 7:20pm