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. As promised (some long time ago), I have rotated properly and made captions for all the harpsichord project photos.

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.

My most recent project was fixing the broken Old Car's clutch. It wasn't a very hard project, but it was a lengthy project. Getting the engine & transmission out took a little over a full day. Getting them back in and putting everything back on took two long days. As I used better quality parts than what broke, I hope to not have to do this for many, many more miles.


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

updated: 25 April 2016 7:30pm