More of Vic’s Crazy Creations


 This is a lighted fretboard for the neck of my pedal steel guitar. I made it using a 3D printer for the black of the neck, the white edging, the clear covering over the stars, and the black cover over the electronics at the bottom. RGB (three color) LEDs light up the stars, and the frets via side-emitting fiber-optics.

This is a lighted fretboard for the neck of my pedal steel guitar. I made it using a 3D printer for the black of the neck, the white edging, the clear covering over the stars, and the black cover over the electronics at the bottom. RGB (three color) LEDs light up the stars, and the frets via side-emitting fiber-optics.


 Here is a coffee table I made out of black walnut for the top, maple for the legs, and blue glass for the water. I could not find a source for “live-edge” walnut, so I carved out the channel for the river by hand and machine tools.

Here is a coffee table I made out of black walnut for the top, maple for the legs, and blue glass for the water. I could not find a source for “live-edge” walnut, so I carved out the channel for the river by hand and machine tools.


 Animal Automaton. I made this for the benefit auction for the North Bay Humane Society. There is a hanging counterweight that powers it. It runs for about 30-40 minutes on a winding. It is based on  "Galileo's Bicycle"  by Clayton Boyer. Of course, I had to change it to make it more in tune with the Humane Society, and add some changes of my own. It is meant to mount on the wall, but here it is mounted on a lumber stand to present at the Humane Society's event.   YouTube video

Animal Automaton. I made this for the benefit auction for the North Bay Humane Society. There is a hanging counterweight that powers it. It runs for about 30-40 minutes on a winding. It is based on "Galileo's Bicycle" by Clayton Boyer. Of course, I had to change it to make it more in tune with the Humane Society, and add some changes of my own. It is meant to mount on the wall, but here it is mounted on a lumber stand to present at the Humane Society's event. YouTube video

 "Rolling With Friends" is a tabletop Rolling Ball Sculpture. It is operated by hand: you pick up some marbles at the bottom, and drop them at the top. They alternate on two different tracks. When the dog is activated by a marble, he wags his tail and moves his right paw up and down. The cat turns his head back and forth when a marble arrives there.   YouTube Video      Also this was auctioned for the North Bay Humane Society. By now you may have noticed the "dog and cat" theme for these.

"Rolling With Friends" is a tabletop Rolling Ball Sculpture. It is operated by hand: you pick up some marbles at the bottom, and drop them at the top. They alternate on two different tracks. When the dog is activated by a marble, he wags his tail and moves his right paw up and down. The cat turns his head back and forth when a marble arrives there. YouTube Video

Also this was auctioned for the North Bay Humane Society. By now you may have noticed the "dog and cat" theme for these.


 "The Chase" is a windmill. As it turns in the wind, the dog and cat chase around in a circle, with the cat going faster than the dog. It is made of brass and copper, and features ball bearings that allow very easy movement in the wind.   YouTube Video    It was created for the North Bay Humane Society, where it was auctioned during a fundraiser.

"The Chase" is a windmill. As it turns in the wind, the dog and cat chase around in a circle, with the cat going faster than the dog. It is made of brass and copper, and features ball bearings that allow very easy movement in the wind. YouTube Video

It was created for the North Bay Humane Society, where it was auctioned during a fundraiser.


 A dog and a cat are in a seance to determine "Who Will Be My New Owner". It is made of brass and copper. The "crystal ball" in the center is lit by LED lights, and is constantly changing through thousands of colors by use of a microcontroller (computer chip). Also this was auctioned for the North Bay Humane Society.

A dog and a cat are in a seance to determine "Who Will Be My New Owner". It is made of brass and copper. The "crystal ball" in the center is lit by LED lights, and is constantly changing through thousands of colors by use of a microcontroller (computer chip). Also this was auctioned for the North Bay Humane Society.