Scrap metal art or projects - Page 4
RSS | Subscribe | Contact Us | Advertise | About Us
Page 4 of 24 FirstFirst ... 2345614 ... LastLast
Results 76 to 100 of 578
  1. #76
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Posts
    721

    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    A set of book ends made from various gears and sprockets. They all turn or rotate.
    Attached Images Attached Images   
    Last edited by psacustomcreations; 02-03-2016 at 06:01 AM.
    Millermatic 175 MIG
    Miller Dynasty 200DX TIG
    Miller Spectrum 375 Plasma
    Altas 12x36 Metal Lathe
    Bridgeport Milling Machine
    www.psacustomcreations.com

  2. #77
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Posts
    721

    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    Candle holder made from pistons and valves. The valves have the Chevy emblem on them. I am not sure where the pistons came from.

    Name:  DSCF0249.jpg
Views: 2680
Size:  63.1 KB
    Millermatic 175 MIG
    Miller Dynasty 200DX TIG
    Miller Spectrum 375 Plasma
    Altas 12x36 Metal Lathe
    Bridgeport Milling Machine
    www.psacustomcreations.com

  3. #78
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    ...Shoulder of Orion...
    Posts
    3,537

    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    Awesome work! Nice adaptation with gears, pistons, and valves. GrindOn.
    "Discovery is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought" - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

  4. #79
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Posts
    721

    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    Quote Originally Posted by ManoKai View Post
    Awesome work! Nice adaptation with gears, pistons, and valves. GrindOn.
    Thanks

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk
    Millermatic 175 MIG
    Miller Dynasty 200DX TIG
    Miller Spectrum 375 Plasma
    Altas 12x36 Metal Lathe
    Bridgeport Milling Machine
    www.psacustomcreations.com

  5. #80
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Posts
    721

    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    Since I made a candle/bottle holder using Chevy valves, I had to make one using Ford valves. I also made a business card/pen holder from a connecting rod. I will probably add a small clock or round picture frame inside the larger hole. The timing gear and chain is just a piece of wall art with a Ford badge I found on the side of the road.

    Name:  DSCF0253.jpg
Views: 2621
Size:  47.8 KBName:  DSCF0254.jpg
Views: 2621
Size:  56.4 KBName:  DSCF0258.jpg
Views: 2619
Size:  57.2 KBName:  DSCF0260.jpg
Views: 2617
Size:  25.2 KB
    Millermatic 175 MIG
    Miller Dynasty 200DX TIG
    Miller Spectrum 375 Plasma
    Altas 12x36 Metal Lathe
    Bridgeport Milling Machine
    www.psacustomcreations.com

  6. #81
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    91

    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    after seeing all the stuff that you can do with scrap metal, I can't wait to salvage parts from my next repair work on my vehicles. I use to junk the metal parts whenever I'd work on my vehicles, but since taking up this hobby, can now re-purpose this stuff instead. do most people on this site do this for a living, or is it a hobby? a lot of talent here.

  7. #82
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Georgetown, Texas
    Posts
    1,647

    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    A man recently brought me some farm "stuff" and said he could see it becoming an elephant head and wanted me to make it come true. So I did. Here it is.
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  8. #83
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Posts
    721

    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    That's a great looking elephant. If you have any more items please post them
    Millermatic 175 MIG
    Miller Dynasty 200DX TIG
    Miller Spectrum 375 Plasma
    Altas 12x36 Metal Lathe
    Bridgeport Milling Machine
    www.psacustomcreations.com

  9. #84
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Posts
    721

    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    Quote Originally Posted by bikercat View Post
    after seeing all the stuff that you can do with scrap metal, I can't wait to salvage parts from my next repair work on my vehicles. I use to junk the metal parts whenever I'd work on my vehicles, but since taking up this hobby, can now re-purpose this stuff instead. do most people on this site do this for a living, or is it a hobby? a lot of talent here.

    I just do this as a hobby. It makes enough for me to pay for new tools and I have been fortunate these last couple of years. I started out with only a Miller 175, DeWalt Dry cut 14 chop saw, and 4-1/2" grinder. In the last three years it has allowed me to pay for my Dynasty, Bridgeport, Doall vertical bandsaw, horizontal bandsaw, stomp shear, slip roller, lathe, and a 6x12 enclosed trailer to bring items to shows. In other words, all the money I made went right back to more tools.

    I am hoping, and my wife hoping even more, that I don't "need" too many more tools.
    Millermatic 175 MIG
    Miller Dynasty 200DX TIG
    Miller Spectrum 375 Plasma
    Altas 12x36 Metal Lathe
    Bridgeport Milling Machine
    www.psacustomcreations.com

  10. #85
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Posts
    406

    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    Quote Originally Posted by psacustomcreations View Post
    I just do this as a hobby. It makes enough for me to pay for new tools and I have been fortunate these last couple of years. I started out with only a Miller 175, DeWalt Dry cut 14 chop saw, and 4-1/2" grinder. In the last three years it has allowed me to pay for my Dynasty, Bridgeport, Doall vertical bandsaw, horizontal bandsaw, stomp shear, slip roller, lathe, and a 6x12 enclosed trailer to bring items to shows. In other words, all the money I made went right back to more tools.

    I am hoping, and my wife hoping even more, that I don't "need" too many more tools.
    He who dies with the most tools wins

  11. #86
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Posts
    721

    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    Quote Originally Posted by jackdawg View Post
    He who dies with the most tools wins
    Very true. I just keep improving the shop one piece at a time.

    My "need" list:
    Real welding table. I currently have a piece of 1/8" plate on top of my table saw.

    My "Want" list:
    12'x'32' extension on the back of the shop so I can move all my misc crap out and get my car lift back.
    4'x8' plasma table
    Horizontal/vertical rotary table for the Bridgeport
    Right angle attachment for the Bridgeport
    Upgrade to a 14" or 16" lathe
    Finger brake
    Home made powder coating oven
    Millermatic 175 MIG
    Miller Dynasty 200DX TIG
    Miller Spectrum 375 Plasma
    Altas 12x36 Metal Lathe
    Bridgeport Milling Machine
    www.psacustomcreations.com

  12. #87
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Posts
    721

    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    I made this lamp out of a variety of gears, a piston wrist pin and a large wood augur. The gear on top rotates and can slide up and down on the wrist pin.

    The bottom two gears were cast so it was a bit of a pain trying to TIG them together since they were cast. I have read on here about preheating and post heating to avoid cracks but forgot to do that since I don't work with cast very much. When I welded the washer on top of the second gear I remembered since I saw some cracks in the first couple of welds. I put the item in front of my hear gun for a while until it was too hot to pick up. I know, not very scientific but as an art piece I can say it adds character to the piece. In addition, there was quite a bit of porosity to the weld. I ended up going back over it to smooth it out and add more filler.

    I need to get or make a positioner for items like this since I was having a hard time with my starts, stops and keeping the right angle. I used ER70S on the underside of the first gear and SilBr on the second gear and washer.
    Name:  DSCF0270.jpg
Views: 2268
Size:  32.9 KBName:  DSCF0271.jpg
Views: 2278
Size:  62.4 KBName:  DSCF0272.jpg
Views: 2265
Size:  51.5 KBName:  DSCF0273.jpg
Views: 2266
Size:  34.6 KBName:  DSCF0279.jpg
Views: 2272
Size:  69.6 KB
    Millermatic 175 MIG
    Miller Dynasty 200DX TIG
    Miller Spectrum 375 Plasma
    Altas 12x36 Metal Lathe
    Bridgeport Milling Machine
    www.psacustomcreations.com

  13. #88
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    32

    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    my latest little creation

    rob
    Name:  DSC_3430.jpg
Views: 2156
Size:  37.7 KB

  14. #89
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Posts
    721

    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    I was asked by a customer to make a video showing how some of my bells sound from various distances up to 300 feet away. My dog, Donner, kept barking off to the side until I let him appear in the video.

    Millermatic 175 MIG
    Miller Dynasty 200DX TIG
    Miller Spectrum 375 Plasma
    Altas 12x36 Metal Lathe
    Bridgeport Milling Machine
    www.psacustomcreations.com

  15. #90
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Posts
    721

    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    I was finally able to get some small clocks of the right diameter to complete a few of my piston and car part items. It is the same item as before, but I took pics using different backgrounds.

    Name:  DSCF0337.jpg
Views: 2010
Size:  30.6 KBName:  DSCF0342.jpg
Views: 2014
Size:  40.4 KB
    Millermatic 175 MIG
    Miller Dynasty 200DX TIG
    Miller Spectrum 375 Plasma
    Altas 12x36 Metal Lathe
    Bridgeport Milling Machine
    www.psacustomcreations.com

  16. #91
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Posts
    721

    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    I wanted to make a piston clock and small picture holder. In order to do that, I had to mill out the slot so that it could hold two connecting rods.
    Name:  DSCF0284.jpg
Views: 2022
Size:  63.2 KBName:  DSCF0285.jpg
Views: 2022
Size:  35.5 KBName:  DSCF0287.jpg
Views: 2020
Size:  38.6 KB


    Once that was done I had to find a clock and picture frame of the right diameter. The inside of the connecting rod is about 2-1/8". I found clocks that fit, but the portrait holder is only 2" in diameter. In order to make it work, I had to find a bushing to hold the smaller frame. I couldn't find any DOM of the right size in my scrap pile so I ran some ugly beads inside the 2" aluminum pipe I had. I turned both the inside and outside diameters to what I needed and then trimmed it to fit.

    Name:  DSCF0345.jpg
Views: 2010
Size:  46.4 KBName:  DSCF0347.jpg
Views: 2001
Size:  49.0 KB
    Last edited by psacustomcreations; 03-05-2016 at 03:58 PM.
    Millermatic 175 MIG
    Miller Dynasty 200DX TIG
    Miller Spectrum 375 Plasma
    Altas 12x36 Metal Lathe
    Bridgeport Milling Machine
    www.psacustomcreations.com

  17. #92
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Posts
    721

    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    A test fit on the lathe then the completed clock and picture holder.
    Name:  DSCF0346.jpg
Views: 2001
Size:  68.6 KBName:  DSCF0349.jpg
Views: 2003
Size:  63.9 KBName:  DSCF0350.jpg
Views: 1993
Size:  57.8 KB
    Millermatic 175 MIG
    Miller Dynasty 200DX TIG
    Miller Spectrum 375 Plasma
    Altas 12x36 Metal Lathe
    Bridgeport Milling Machine
    www.psacustomcreations.com

  18. #93
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Stevens Point, WI
    Posts
    3,829

    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    Is the Iams boarder collie your doggy?
    12v battery, jumper cables, and a 6013.
    I only have a facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/VPT/244788508917829

  19. #94
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Posts
    721

    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    Quote Originally Posted by VPT View Post
    Is the Iams boarder collie your doggy?

    No. Here is my little buddy looking serious and then fooling around



    Name:  DSCF8408 - Copy.jpg
Views: 1939
Size:  43.3 KBName:  eyebrows.jpg
Views: 1932
Size:  30.6 KB
    Millermatic 175 MIG
    Miller Dynasty 200DX TIG
    Miller Spectrum 375 Plasma
    Altas 12x36 Metal Lathe
    Bridgeport Milling Machine
    www.psacustomcreations.com

  20. #95
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Baltimore
    Posts
    5

    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    Steel gargoyles, mostly 11 Ga.
    Attached Images Attached Images   

  21. #96
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Posts
    721

    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    Those gargoyles look great. Very talented

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk
    Millermatic 175 MIG
    Miller Dynasty 200DX TIG
    Miller Spectrum 375 Plasma
    Altas 12x36 Metal Lathe
    Bridgeport Milling Machine
    www.psacustomcreations.com

  22. #97
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Posts
    721

    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    These look lame compared to Raderwood, but here goes. A bunch of desk sets or salt and pepper and napkin holders made from remnants of other projects.

    Name:  DSCF0361.jpg
Views: 1890
Size:  23.6 KBName:  DSCF0362.jpg
Views: 1898
Size:  53.7 KBName:  DSCF0364.jpg
Views: 1884
Size:  25.2 KBName:  DSCF0376.jpg
Views: 1886
Size:  35.8 KBName:  DSCF0381.jpg
Views: 1887
Size:  22.4 KB
    Millermatic 175 MIG
    Miller Dynasty 200DX TIG
    Miller Spectrum 375 Plasma
    Altas 12x36 Metal Lathe
    Bridgeport Milling Machine
    www.psacustomcreations.com

  23. #98

    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    Some cool stuff!!

  24. #99
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Posts
    721

    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    A few more pieces for an office type setting. An in/outbox and a "hold" tray or a serving tray. Both were made from a couple of scrap pieces of channel.

    Name:  DSCF0387.jpg
Views: 1713
Size:  23.7 KBName:  DSCF0388.jpg
Views: 1710
Size:  25.0 KBName:  DSCF0394.jpg
Views: 1712
Size:  18.0 KBName:  DSCF0395.jpg
Views: 1711
Size:  22.8 KB
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Millermatic 175 MIG
    Miller Dynasty 200DX TIG
    Miller Spectrum 375 Plasma
    Altas 12x36 Metal Lathe
    Bridgeport Milling Machine
    www.psacustomcreations.com

  25. #100
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    7,892

    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    Nice office type goodies. What I like it's NOT gonna move or get knocked off the desk like that plastic junk. If it does it may take out a toe.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
RSS | Home | Penton Media | Contact Us | Subscribe | For Advertisers | Terms of Use | Privacy Statement