The ideas and inventions of Taylor Hay! From woodworking to metal fabrication - this is where I log my projects.
    I also do custom work - if you need something built for purpose, shoot me an email and lets talk shop!

I made this steampunk/vintage steel box for a client, using reclaimed steel and some super cool tig welded hose clamp oak handles. It’s used for storing cards, and looking super badass. 
I used hydrochloric acid to remove the zinc coating from the hardware, and I stained the wood with acid and steel - not paint.

I made this folding table, with a foldaway leg for a play! It’s aged using the classic vinegar and steel wool. Amazing stuff!

I made a lightbulb with welding argon and tungsten wire and a jar!
#lightbulb #glass #electronics

I have wanted a lathe for a fair while, and my mate Ethan and I even started working on building one. But then last weekend at a farm, my friends gave me this antique Herbert Home Workshop. I modified it a bunch, and took the table saw and planer off. I made a tail stock from some old parts, and turned one of the planer beds into a motor mount! It’s absolutely terrifying to use, but it works great!

I made this vice, not sure why precisely, but I like that I can screw it to my workbench, and close it with my impact driver! I made similar ones before using pine, they worked surprisingly well, but this model fixes a few issues. Such as holding the nut better, and having guides.
The pin fits into the channel around the bolt, meaning the jaws can be both opened and closed - previously it was just a way to put pressure on something.
MK3 will use acme rod, be bigger, be steel with tapped holes, have a handle and potentially a cog system that let’s me turn a wheel on top to close it, for ultimate bench top vising.

I made this tabletop out of old pallets to test my homemade clamps. I used the shortest pieces of wood I could, to incorporate the joins.
It turned out pretty crap, because I only used a sawzall to cut it, and near the end I just wanted to get it done. But it served it’s purpose as a proof of concept! The top looks great and I learned a lot about laminating.

I made this tabletop out of old pallets to test my homemade clamps. I used the shortest pieces of wood I could, to incorporate the joins.
It turned out pretty crap, because I only used a sawzall to cut it, and near the end I just wanted to get it done. But it served it’s purpose as a proof of concept! The top looks great and I learned a lot about laminating.

I made this temporary motorcycle seat to last me until I could redo it with leather. I just used a shop towel and some string to see it together with a needle I made from an Ikea shelf support!
It has since been replaced with a nice leather on that I made using the same method.

I made this heater out of an old keg and some random hardware I had about. Last night the whole thing was glowing cherry red! It puts out a ton of heat and actually burns wood rather efficiently… Next will be adding air holes so the door can be closed, and running a proper chimney so it can be used indoors.