​​Viogear © - 2017

$650

21” Tall - 24” Wide - 4” Deep
Fiddle purchased from Goodwill. In working with the brass clock gears I either use brass screws to attach them or when they have the post on the back I will find a drill bit a tiny bit smaller than the post, use that to drill a hole through the wood and then using a small hammer tap the gear into the hole to the elevation I want. Getting gears to overlap each other is the challenge. Most of the gears come from
cuckoo clocks that I carefully tear apart. Carefully because the mainsprings still have a lot of wound up energy that when released can be quite a surprise, imagine a spinning buzz saw. 


Hangs on the wall.

Click on images to see detail. Instruments do not play.

Steampunk Violins

Fiddling Around Looking for My Bow © - 2020

$650
20” Tall - 8” Wide - 3” Deep

Fiddle purchased from and antique store, minus the bow. In working with the brass clock gears I either use brass screws to attach them or when they have the post on the back I will find a drill bit a tiny bit smaller than the post, use that to drill a hole through the wood and then using a small hammer tap the gear into the hole to the elevation I want. Getting gears to overlap each other is the challenge. Most of the gears come from cuckoo clocks that I carefully tear apart. Carefully because the mainsprings still have a lot of wound up energy that when released can be quite a surprise, imagine a spinning buzz saw.


​Hangs on the wall.

Electric-lin © - 2016

$650

21” Tall - 20” Wide - 6” Deep

Selected, Round Rock Arts "Love in Monochrome" Show
Violin saved from the trash can. Circuit boards and electronic parts attached with screws to the violin. Circuit boards were photographed, created in photoshop, printed on label paper and applied as decals and then lacquer applied.


This is one of my White-On-White projects.

Time to Fiddle Around © - 2020

$650
21” Tall - 23” Wide - 12” Deep

The fiddle was purchased from an antique store. I had purchased a large group of old watch parts to use on projects and decided to use just those on this fiddle. The watch faces were removed so I could use those as well as the watch mechanism as the backside of the mechanism is the interesting side. Holes for the screws were drilled in each watch so that they could be securely attached to the fiddle. A few of the small parts were attached with glue but I try to use as little glue as I can.  The “strings” of the bow is part of a coco clock chain.