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spark plug plane paperweight

by Brian Mock $35.00
Handmade
Recycled
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  • the story

Flight of Imagination

Whether it lands in the hands of the person manning the cockpit of your company or the handyman or woman who always knows how to keep your household running, Brian Mock's industrial paperweight provides a clever way to show how much you appreciate everything they do. Recycled spark plugs, butter knives, nut and bolts are welded together into the iconic shape of an airplane, giving this delightful mini-sculpture the power to take off with the conversation as it taxis around your desk, workshop or tool shed. Handmade in Beaverton, Oregon.

Due to the recycled and handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
Item ID
21704
Made from
reclaimed metal
Measurements
Approx. 3.5" L, wingspan approx. 4.5"
Notes
Care instructions: dust clean
  • the maker
Brian Mock

Brian Mock

From his workspace in Portland, OR, where discarded materials emerge as works of inspired art, Brian Mock weaves his industrial magic to the delight of all around him. Of course, it's not really anything supernatural that allows Mock to create what many have dubbed as metalic masterpieces, but a commitment to precision and detail on every one of his creations. The end result is something to behold, a means of finding beauty where you might least expect it. Mock begins by sketching out a rudimentary design, or framework for what's to come, then measures each part to ensure a perfect fit, both aesthetically and practically. collection

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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SPARK PLUG PLANE
 
4.5

(based on 62 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (21)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Unique (8)
  • Perfect size (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Paperweight (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (55), No (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (8), Auto enthusiast (3)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (27), Husband (18), Father (12)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (21), Birthday (19), Other (11), Father’s day (6)

Reviewed by 62 customers

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5.0

Very cool and creative gift idea

By 

from Round Rock, TX

About Me Gift Giver

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Creative And Original

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Desk Paperweight

    Comments about SPARK PLUG PLANE:

    A very creative, original paperweight that had sentimental meaning. Great product design and craftsmanship.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Father
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Bright Spark

    By 

    from Platte City, MO

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Functional
    • Impressive Craftsmanship
    • Original

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about SPARK PLUG PLANE:

        Given to an avid air enthusiast. original by design.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Husband
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Father’s Day

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Spark Plug Plane

        By 

        from San Diego

        About Me Recrestional Driver

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clever Design
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Desktop

          Comments about SPARK PLUG PLANE:

          Perfect gift for grandson's promotion

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Super Thoughtful

          By 

          from Los Angeles

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about SPARK PLUG PLANE:

                My dad is a test pilot. He always has everything he needs, it's hard to shop for him on his birthday. This was perfect, and a perfect size for him to put on his desk at his office. Thank you having this product!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Father
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Birthday

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Spark Plug Plane

                By 

                from Houston, Texas

                About Me Family Lover

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adorable Design
                • Great Quality
                • Perfect size

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about SPARK PLUG PLANE:

                    This airplane is adorable! My husband is going to love this! I don"t know who comes up with such creative ideas. I really like the quality of this little airplane too! I know my husband will enjoy owning it and love it!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Husband
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Christmas or Hanukkah

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    simple and intresting

                    By 

                    from Burlington Ks

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about SPARK PLUG PLANE:

                          He will display it and probably figure out how to do others. Such a simple product that is hard to imagine without seeing it.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes
                          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                          • Child
                          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                          • Birthday

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                          5.0

                          Birthday Present for Dad

                          By 

                          from Texas

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Decor

                            Comments about SPARK PLUG PLANE:

                            This is my first time buying from uncommon goods. I found this product from a search on pinterest for gift ideas for car enthusiasts. I came across this product and it's so unique. What I like about it is that it's perfect for my dad because he loves planes and cars. Also it's a cool decor to put in his office.

                            Service and delivery comments:

                            Delivery came on time and the packaging was good!

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes
                            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                            • Father
                            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                            • Birthday

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                            5.0

                            for Dad

                            By 

                            from Chattanooga, TN

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about SPARK PLUG PLANE:

                                  Dad was a Naval Aviator during Korea, knew he would love this unique, American Made little item. He was thrilled with the spark plug plane and he was big on recycling, repurposing. Sadly we lost him Labor Day 2014.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes
                                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                                  • Father
                                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                                  5.0

                                  Exceeded my expectations

                                  By 

                                  from San Jose, Ca

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Perfect size
                                  • Unique
                                  • Well made

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Desk Decoration
                                    • Paperweight

                                    Comments about SPARK PLUG PLANE:

                                    I bought this for husband, but haven't given it to him yet. He loves vintage airplanes and trains, and I know he will love this. It will be perfect for his desk. Couldn't be more pleased with this unique gift.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • Yes
                                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                                    • Husband
                                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                                    • Anniversary

                                    Comment on this review

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Career and hobby come together

                                    By 

                                    from Florida

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Great Gift Idea

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Hobby Shop

                                      Comments about SPARK PLUG PLANE:

                                      Was a gift for someone that has a career in automobiles and airplanes as a hobby.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • Yes
                                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                                      • Other
                                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                                      • Other

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                                      Q and A

                                      When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                                      204votes, 19 comments

                                      Marisa

                                      Does Brian Mock's brilliantly re-imagined assemblage of recycled metal objects ignite your fancy like it does ours?

                                      k
                                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                                      Absolutely!

                                      Christina
                                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                                      My son is a Navy pilot and would appreciate this plane.

                                      Allison
                                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                                      Such a creative use for old junk! Love this!

                                      Mary
                                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                                      YES ten times over again!!! I have one of these from a long time ago and have tried for years to find more. Of course, I'm a pilot, but they're just cool.

                                      Leslie
                                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                                      These are cute for the right person. Must like airplanes!

                                      Christine
                                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                                      This is great!

                                      mary
                                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                                      It's cute, but more stuff sitting means more stuff dusting.

                                      Pat
                                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                                      These are simply awesome!

                                      Maren
                                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                                      I totally want to give this to my SIL for Christmas!

                                      Kim

                                      So cool!

                                      Mallory
                                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                                      Very cool for someone who likes airplanes or mechanics.

                                      lauren
                                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                                      My boyfriend would LOVE this! He is really into cars and airplanes! :)

                                      gina
                                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                                      I love the use of reclaimed items, but I personally don't know anyone who I would buy this for.

                                      Jessica
                                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                                      Fatasitc gift idea for motorcycle riders/mechanics. What to do with the blown spark plugs!!

                                      denise
                                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                                      love

                                      Katie
                                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                                      I could see a model air plane collector wanting one of these!

                                      Patricia

                                      Maybe an airplane enthusiast who does a lot of repairs on his plane would like this one?

                                      Kathleen

                                      What do you buy for your mechanic for Christmas? THIS, of course. If this becomes available, and is affordable, my saint-of-a-mechanic who NEVER over-charges me, will be getting one! Again, I love that it's handmade in the USA and uses recycled materials. It would be a great gift for that female friend who does her own mechanic/household repair work, too. Absolutely delightful! BTW, those are NOT butter knives. With their serrated edge, I'm guessing they are dinner knives or steak knives.

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