Monthly Archives: July 2011

Home décor ideas

So let me guess, you’re staring at that crusty, air-cooled, VW, flat four lump of a motor you’ve got laying around the house and wondering…how can I better use this to accent the home? Well just do what I did, … Continue reading

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Rocketship

built a rocketship for a friend so she could jettison to galaxies beyond in search of life forms as intelligent as she ain’t no engineer but I’ve ridden that train ain’t no cosmonaut that’s not something I’d feign ain’t no astrophysicist … Continue reading

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Buckle Box

So I’m boxing the frame on my buddy’s ’31 Ford Model A Tudor Sedan one day, welding in long lengths of laser cut, eighth inch steel plate to the tired old factory “C” channel rails, when the neighbor comes across … Continue reading

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possibilities

the future may dawn just as we dream if we are wise enough to enthusiastically embrace the possibility it holds Austin Bader Copyright 2011

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Make a Stand!

Sometimes in life you’ve just got to make a stand… or in the case of this client, dozens and dozens of them. This customer specializes in fascinating Chinese artifacts, antiques, and contemporary art.  And while the pieces are exquisite, unique and … Continue reading

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Red Wagoneering

At one point or another in life, we’ve all had an adventure in a little red wagon.  Whether rocketing down the steepest neighborhood hill we could find, doing our best Spaceman Spiff imitation, or perhaps being wearily toted back home … Continue reading

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Wrigleyville rooftop railing

Have you ever wanted to hang out on a rooftop in Wrigleyville but didn’t want to pay the exorbitant prices?  Well I’ve got a cheap way to climb to the sky in the beloved Cubby neighborhood.  Just contract to build … Continue reading

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Heads and Hearts

hearts and heads heads and hearts play tricks upon your soul they cry they sing they seldom agree on that which shall make you whole they’ll fool and muse befuddle and confuse refuse your dying plea to settle the score … Continue reading

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Perfect Day

Perfect Day a single candle pulsing…flickering fighting to alight one room the gentle thrumming of the rain alleviating all this life’s worry all this life’s pain genteel gusts from the spring maiden’s lungs pushing the window shades in then out … Continue reading

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Get Bent

I’m sitting with a positively delightful woman one afternoon, a client, and we’re wrapping up the design consultation phase on a metalwork job.  We’ve all but spec’d out the piece she wishes to have fabricated, and I’m feeling very confident … Continue reading

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