damon drummond, akron, OH, US

Hello fellow junkers! My name is Damon, I am a maker of everything cool or at least i think it is..I make found object art and i am very influenced by the retro modern vintage scifi style of the futuristic 1920s 30s 40s and 50s, which is what i style my sculptures after. I love making rayguns robots furniture and lamps as they always look so good all lit up in a dark room..the right lamp always sets a great vibe. I am lucky to live very close to 2 slavage scrap yards which i visit everyday they are open and scrounge throught piles of salvaged metal and rusty goodness, you would not believe what gets scraped and it new junk everyday so i never get tired of going there. Always bringing home vintage antique home and garden items..cant seem to let them get crushed and melted and of course i am always at thrift stores which in my town there are plenty. It is great to join this site and thanks for the wonderfull welcome.

Gender: Male

Birthday: 05/27/1966

Member Since: 09/30/2008

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kitty kat found object sculpture made by my friend Ron

Here is a kitty kat sculpture my friend Ron made the other night in my shop. He wanted to give the found object sculpture thing a try and came up with this great piece. It is made with a vintage...

1920's warehouse factory metal and glass windows from the scrap yard

Found 17 old factory warehouse metal windows at the scrap yard yesterday..they have a patent date of 1922 on the retractable screens that i got with them. And all the glass is there and not one pane...

Miss Galaxy Girl Found Object Sculpture I Made Last Night

The lovely miss galaxy girl..that i made last night from some old x-mas tree stands for her skirt and base, a vintage hairpin table leg for the legs, 50's auto glass bowl fuel filter for the head...

retro space ship propeller table i made last night

Made this table last night out in the shop..it is made from 100% found objects..the base  is a stainless steel half sphere, ceramic insulator, aluminum propeller fan, and some gears and hardware...

found this vintage coke light up sign at the scrap yard tuesday

Found this great vintage 60's or 70's light up coke sign at the scrap yard tuesday..it is aluminum with a plastic sign insert and about 4 1/2' wide. It's in good shape for the age, but the coke sign...

Here is a 6 foot tall robot project made from the best of junk

Here is my 60's tin robot style sculture project i have been working on..he will stand a bit over 6' tall when finished..he is made only with the very best of my junk. The head started off as an old...

my next project..a floor scrubber spaceship..just a quick mockup.

Here is a sneak peek at my next project..i found this old floor scrubber base and it just screams robot space ship. this was just a quick mockup and it got me itchin to get started on this one.

cool bunch of scroll work pieces..i think for a railing maybe.

found these the other day. i think they might have been for a porch railing or something like that. They are steel and have some cool scroll work so i thought i should drag them home..Yep your right...

found this the other day.. anyone know what it is?

I found this the other day at the scrap yard..but i can't figure out what it's for..anyone have any idea's what it might be for? the top of the post is about 5 1/2' tall.

dog tags o plenty

Found a box of dogs license tags at the yard today..there must be at least 1000 or more. Have no clue what to do with them, but that's me can't pass on the weird stuff.

found this antique dentist chair a few days ago

Got this antique dentist chair at the scrap yard..very scary to think that it was used at one time..nice and cozy looking. 

a couple finds from monday at the yard

Found a couple more things this week. A great pair of antique industrial machine legs. And a big pile of aluminum crafting wire in all sorts of colors and sizes. Never know what will show up at that...

old antique heat grate i picked up this weekend

Ok..someone stop me...i can't seem to stop posting..lol. I now realize i am a junkmarket junky now.  Found this antique iron heat grate at the yard..was thinking it would be cool with some red...

Here are a couple things i got the other day....

These old sink brackets were on a sink and they are dated 2-23-1897.. they broke the sink when it got thrown off the truck at the scrapyard, but the brackets were ok. And these 2 stain glass doors...

more finds from Damon's house of junk...found a 5 gallon bucket of water valves handles

Found me a 5 gallon bucket of vintage and newer water valves..that are great for metal flower gardens and other projects. Someone had been saving them and took them to the scrap yard this weeki...

great old antique iron scroll work cabinet thingy.

Here is a cool old vintage wrougth iron cabinet or something..it all hand formed metal scroll work. It came from my favorite scrap yard hunting grounds. it's about 2' tall and the two front doors...

some old vintage aluminum rental boxes i found at the yard.

some cool old aluminum rental boxes i found at the yard of course. 

calling all ladies... here is a sheet metal high heel shoe i made from scrap sheet metal.

Here is a life size high heel shoe that i made with some left over sheet metal. Took about 8 hours of welding and grinding... but well worth the effort. 

found some aluminum neon sign letters at the scrap yard

Here are some cool neon aluminum letters boxes that i found at the scrap yard the other day. they no longer have neon and are 2' foot tall. 

ok now you can call me a gear head

Ok you can officially call me a gear head now. I got a call telling me there are more gears to be had that were forgot about...I got 20 more and they were in an old broken down school bus out in the...

i found this the other day.. never been used and it looks like the one sue posted.

Here is a wall sconce that i found and after i saw sue's light above her tub..i thought i should post it. It was never used and i even had to unpack the crystal's and hang them. Has a light bulb...

big ol box of brass watch gears..i guess gears like me.

Today at the scrap yard i found a crate full of old watch and clock gears..all brass and 15 pounds of them. Talk about the hard work already done. And there was even a aluminum letter D right on...

wonderfull good find this week.

Hello Everyone..been away for awhile with some bad times. But this week was a good one as i found and bought all these antique wooden gear molds in a old school gym that has been closed for...

destroy all humans..lookout it's mr time-o-lite the robot

Run for your live's it's mr time-o-lite ready to wreck havoc on the earth..Don't be fooled by his cute looks he is quite bent on destroying the earth and don't try a trick him as he is...

a good day at the scrap yard

Hello again..just thought everyone might like to see what i found at the scrap yard..not a bad day for some goodies..A really cool old post office sorting box., needs a bit of work but well...

part of my mad scientist lab where it all comes together, talk about junk!

Yikes! It all has a sense of order if you can believe that. I added a great find of vintage gauges that i found, even found a great antique pan to carry them in. Gauges are a must as you need to...

victorian style scientist lamp

Here is a recent lamp project made from a very large dial caliper..antique copper heat lamp and the base is an old farm plow disc. It stands over 2' tall. The cord is only a temp as it will have...

lamp and bowling ball coat rack

here are a few projects that i made from junk scrap..retro rocket car lamp..coffee table and a coat rack with a bowling ball.

Recent comments

Re: my next project..a floor scrubber spaceship..just a quick mockup.

Yea as soon as I saw that floor scrubber at the scrap yard, it just said space ship. I am almost do ne with it, but it has changed a whole bunch since this picture mock up..i ditched the readymade robot for a complete junk robot...hint..drive in movie speaker. So what's this i here you found your own robot?


Re: benches I have made

Great work! wonderful idea...i see these beds at the scrap yard all the time and wondered what i could do with them, but never thought of your idea. Very clever.


Re: Candle Sconce

Hey Jim, those turned out great! Very cool design...gotta love insulators, i must have at least 40, but not one glass on in the bunch,They look very vintage.


Re: Miss Galaxy Girl Found Object Sculpture I Made Last Night

Hello Everyone..thanks for all the great comments about miss galaxy, seems she has caused quite a stir. I don't know if i have the heart to sell her yet, she has really grown on me. I think she is one of my top 3 favorites that i have created. Wow and I even got the spotlight feature...thanks Sue, and the whole junk market gang, really glad you like her. Now Georgia...it wasn't me who set her up on the date, it was my other robot, getting back at her as she gave him the cold shoulder and he thought it would be funny to set her up with that big ol shiny lug..lol.


Re: retro space ship propeller table i made last night

Hello leah...thanks for the kind words...sounds like your son has great taste..lol. Glad i could inspire.


Re: retro space ship propeller table i made last night

Oh for sure can't wait to watch them.,,you would not believe the 16mm home movies i found this summer at the yard..9 reels in cans all from the same family and they were made in the early 30's....they are incredible to watch, I watched them all on a projector from the 30's that i found at the yard about a month before the films and it works perfect. I was already offered $1000 for the films, but i can't part with them yet...I am putting them on dvd soon.


Re: retro space ship propeller table i made last night

Hello Everyone..thanks for all the great comments and reaction about my table. It came out better than i thought...and i think it was one of the quickest builds i have done so far..about 4 hours build time.
Christy i am in OhiO...so i think it would be a tad to far for scrap shoppin. They just opened a brand new yard down from the my other ones and i went there last friday for the first time and they let me shop..i found 7 vintage 8mm home movies from the 60's that i will be watching this week....all for $1..so that was my first purchase..yahooo! That is such a bummer that they won't let you in yours anymore.


Re: retro space ship propeller table i made last night

Hello JunkArchitect,,,thanks for the great compliment about the table. Nope i just go to the scrap yard everyday, rain sleet or snow and it was 0 degrees today but i still found some great stuff. The 30's machine age compliment is the best one i could have, as i love that period of style, so i am really glad you said that..thanks!


Re: "Soilax Bucket" Tool Box Lamp

Great looking lamp..very cool! Is that a cloth cord?

Re: Here is a 6 foot tall robot project made from the best of junk

Stephanie...thanks for all you comments on my stuff. Welcome to junkmarket..glad to have you. Everyone on this site is super cool.


Re: cool bunch of scroll work pieces..i think for a railing maybe.

yea i finally saw that tree and your right they do look like it..that was a clever tree.

Re: Here is a 6 foot tall robot project made from the best of junk

Yes ladies i think i might have to go with the patina...Junkforfun....i like your comment about "aged robot" never thought about it like that. Maybe your a bit wiser than me as you came around on the 19th of may 66 and i did not get here till the 27 of may 66... lol.


Re: Here is a 6 foot tall robot project made from the best of junk

Hmmm..seems like everyone likes the rusty patina..so now i am torn! Yea i can't wait to get him finished..i still don't know what i will use for his lower body yet. Glad everyone likes him.


Re: Industrial BirdFeeder

Now that's my kind of bird feeder..great job! Love the needle bearing holes.


Re: my next project..a floor scrubber spaceship..just a quick mockup.

Oh what would i do without sweet Georgia moon!

Re: my next project..a floor scrubber spaceship..just a quick mockup.

Heck...all you women have the best idea's...it's hard to find a great bunch of women who think junk is wonderful like i do...this is my home away from home..lol. When i found Sue's book at borders i thought it was sooo cool that there was someone doing this and even had a website for it..so here i am and i plan on sticking around for awhile. I love posting when i get a chance.

Re: Here is a 6 foot tall robot project made from the best of junk

Thanks for all the great comments...i can't wait to get him finished. For some reason i keep seeing him very shinny with that new robot smell. The patina sure would be a lot easier...looking like i just bought him at the robot junkyard. Then i would have to give him a couple dents here and there.

Re: found this vintage coke light up sign at the scrap yard tuesday

Yea, can you believe some one would think that is trash! Well i guess it's a good thing people think that way, otherwise us junkers would have some slim pickin's. I need to clean it up but it's hard to clean things in the winter without my trusty hose outside. Some stuff i drag home is covered in mud from the scrap yard when it's muddy.