Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Engine block coffee table complete!


I picked up the glass I had specially cut today.  I ended up propping the glass by chopping up a wooden dowel, wrapping the bottom of the pieces with electrical tape so they fit snugly into the spark plug holes, and spray painting the pieces with metallic paint.  Everything is very stable.

Here is the metamorphosis:
2. You, the visitors to this blog, voted for the red valve covers.
3. Lenny tirelessly cleaned the engine.
4. The engine arrived.
5. I spent a fruitless weekend trying to find a cheap glass top.
6. I'm done.  (See above.)

14 comments:

Alan said...

Looks even better than I imagined it would. Jealous!

kashgar216 said...

@Alan: My reaction exactly.

John L said...

Looks great.

Anonymous said...

I think there is a number missing:

8) Went to get my rug from the other Lebowski.

Tarlan said...

Looks great! Where does that carpet coming from?

kashgar216 said...

@Anon: Can you believe I've never sat down and watched the movie from beginning to end? Maybe I'll rent it this weekend.

@Tarlan: The rug is a hand-me-down. I don't know its origin.

Edvin said...

Very nice. Red valve covers are definately better, would've been a bit boring with black ones.

Alan said...

LMAO @ Anonymous!

MattC said...

Wow, the engine turned out beautifully. (How heavy is it?).

F1Outsider said...

I showed my wife... She said we should do it for our office/F1 Temple up on our 3rd floor. I told her I'm in if she carries up the stairs.

kashgar216 said...

@Edvin: Yeah, and I never realized the red would match the pillows and the rug.

@Alan: You guys are a bunch of knuckleheads.

@MattC: The block is about 125# and the glass is like 15#. It is light enough that two average people can move it but heavy enough so that it's stable.

@F1O: Tell her to lift with her legs, not her back! BTW, will Alonso win it all?

Tarlan said...

Really thinking about make one like that but uzing smaller V4 engin block from russian ZAZ. Karpet looks like persian hand made, i,we just couple of them to my bro i n Chikago, he was ower the moon)

kashgar216 said...

@Tarlan: Are you somewhere in the former USSR/CCCP? Do you own any old Russian cars? If so, we'd love to see some photos.

Tarlan said...

Yep, i'm from Baku, Azerbaijan just another board of Caspian sea) I don't use any soviet cars for a long time, since middle of 90's but i had a lot of interesting russian cars on my study time, and even some european cars (for example renault 5 baccara,can not imagine how is come to Baku and wer is now). There is a lot of abandoned russian cars around me, will send you some pics soon.