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    Wrench art

    These pics are not mine, but surfing the Internet gave me plenty of ideas that I think all of us could be inspired by. To whomever made and posted these originally, thank you for sharing!

    Coat hangers...

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    Garden bench (I'm making this one!)...

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    and my other favorite I'll be making in the man-cave with a round piece of glass on top.. Coffee table...

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    Harbor Freight makes great "el cheapo" wrenches that we can buy in bulk and spark them up for projects.
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    Re: Wrench art

    I've got no problem with the cheap chinese poo spanners being used, stuff of this style looks great in the man cave or the shed, but it breaks my heart to see heavy old forged spanners being sacrificed!
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    Re: Wrench art

    I'm with Match 1 on this - I hate to see a good wrench go to waste, even for the sake of art.
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    Re: Wrench art

    I don't mind seeing them out to use and on display on a daily basis, especially when they'd otherwise be collecting rust. Art is cool.
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    Re: Wrench art

    For a coat hanger, I'd weld in a nut so that it wouldn't snag the coat. Or use a box end wrench.
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    Re: Wrench art

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldendum View Post
    For a coat hanger, I'd weld in a nut so that it wouldn't snag the coat. Or use a box end wrench.
    Agreed.
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    Re: Wrench art

    I'm trying to gather enough wrenches for a Christmas present for a buddy of mine who is building a new workshop. It's a dinasaur made out of all old wrenches. I'm calling it T wrench.

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    More from the land down under

    Found another interesting variation on the bench, and a lot more.

    A welder/artist (John Piccoli) in Australia, creates sculptures using tons of old wrenches. Not sure which is more amazing, the size of his creations, or the fact that he does it while confined to a wheelchair.

    No official webpage, but google search SPANNERMAN BOORT VICTORIA will give results.

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    Re: More from the land down under

    Here's my contributions

    A shifter for a pickup truck, and a soon to be steering wheel.

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    Re: Wrench art

    A lot of good wrenches that will never get used again, such a sad fate.

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    Re: Wrench art

    Spare a thought for all those loose nuts.......
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    Re: Wrench art

    That stuff looks awesome! I'd like to make a fireplace grate out of wrenches. Maybe I'll go to harbor freight and buy all of their cheapie wrenches and make something cool.
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