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    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    How about SR71 - satin black


    or maybe Concorde white in extra glossy

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    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    Quote Originally Posted by ronsii View Post
    How about SR71 - satin black


    or maybe Concorde white in extra glossy
    lol but honestly does Rustolium make that shade of satin black ??
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    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    Clear coat

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    I kinda like it the way it is so maybe clear coat like Mac suggested.

    But having said that.... black might be pretty nice also. What the heck do I know...


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    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    Mask off and make the bill/head a bit darker with Ospho or some other chemical darkener, then clear coat the whole thing.
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    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    I ended up going with a two color dark bronze type of look on this piece.

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    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    Quote Originally Posted by ronsii View Post
    How about SR71 - satin black


    or maybe Concorde white in extra glossy
    The second I saw I said SR 71.
    Love the piece

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    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    Quote Originally Posted by psacustomcreations View Post
    I ended up going with a two color dark bronze type of look on this piece.

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    Beautiful lines!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Reebz View Post
    The second I saw I said SR 71.
    Love the piece
    I must be the only one not knowing what SR 71 is. .


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    Check out the YouTube video of the pilot who is telling stories about flying it... and that plane currently still holds speed and altitude records.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    I must be the only one not knowing what SR 71 is. .


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    Oh... sorry I just assumed everybody had heard of it...

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    I know... the lines don't match but somehow it just reminded me of it.

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    Ever think about making rad cap ornaments for antique cars? That's what came to my mind.... I like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    Ever think about making rad cap ornaments for antique cars? That's what came to my mind.... I like it.
    Yeah, that would be cool!!! not sure if antique auto guys would go for it being 'not stock'... but plenty of guys like things that are different

    Our kenworth has a flying goose mascot.... just a bit different than this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    Ever think about making rad cap ornaments for antique cars? That's what came to my mind.... I like it.
    I have never thought of hood ornaments. I will say that recent small boat project reminded me why I don't do very small or detailed work.
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    I rescued this step stool one of my tenants threw in the scrap metal bin yesterday.




    I know you guys will want to nominate me for the “Get a Life” award but I went ahead and fixed it anyways....





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    I checked the bin this morning...


    but there was only a bunch of magazine racks...




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    psa,
    my comments are encouragement about the lines of the water bird form piece.
    First, the neck has a few undulations that could be 'cleaned' up to accent the single long form OR.... swans and other larger birds have a couple of curves in their flying extended necks that might be explored here, to give other species room in this series?

    Next, a tail, almost all of the birds in these groups have a tail of some form and that might be added to your form to give a continuation of the 'spine line' or the back of the piece where your main form line shows?

    Now a detail for the beak. This area of ducks, swans, geese and related birds have some very attractive and sweet lines- they remain for you to explore them a bit more in detail? I think the head to beak curve transition in your original (of hoped for series?) shows a 'vagueness' in the head to beak curves' transitions? I suggest you might explore the difference of these groups of birds more in this head profile area. That shorter curve offers an 'end' to the overall flowing lines of the form - and is worth further development.

    The base, might be made of 'feet' forms? That is, not unlike a folded 'metal leaf' the water birds' web feet, when folded for flight might make the 'bulk'/majority/major mass of the curved rod you've used and become a more natural flowing shape for a connect to the base.

    These forms (which I hope you spend more time developing) might have a 'water surface' as though the bird were settling in/landing in a watery surface? Your rounded base might become a mottled surface or even a 'landing wake' of the webbed feet as landing gear!

    Last, the wings can be in other attitudes of flight? There are many (MANY) possibilities in this series of forms you've opened up (IMO) and they're very clean, elegant and nature inspired forms of real beauty.

    What about a 'bare steel' finish except for some heat coloration of the drake Malards' blue patch of wing or ' green head'? Snow geese have black patches, with white remainder? Lots of birds coloration could be in pairs- where the females are bland, earth tones, like a single matt patina- but the males have highly colorful single patches?

    That brings up doing these forms in pairs? with wings in separate phases of stroke, but remaining harmonic of one another?

    Thanks very much for posting your concept piece, and I look forward to dozens of iterations as you explore the form.

    May I suggest you look up a copy of "Prairie Wings" by Edgar Queenie? Alibris.com is a good source for this classical study of ducks in flight and could be a good source of ideas for poses, and wing forms?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    I rescued this step stool one of my tenants threw in the scrap metal bin yesterday.




    I know you guys will want to nominate me for the “Get a Life” award but I went ahead and fixed it anyways....





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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Morin View Post
    psa,
    my comments are encouragement about the lines of the water bird form piece.
    Cheers,
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    Kevin,
    Thank you as always for the honest critiques of my work. As mentioned initially, I did not intend on making a bird. I thought I was going to make an abstract flame shape. It just kept looking like a bird as I worked on it. Where I made a major mistake was not stopping and looking at actual birds or sculptures of birds to see how to improve the shape. While the general shape might have been there, the problems you pointed out should have been obvious if I put it down and took a coffee break. I know of several other errors I made in this that are only visible when it is in hand.
    Just plowing ahead is not always the right way and I am guilty of that when inspiration strikes. I even counselled shootr to step back from his work and look at it. Yet here I am doing exactly what I counselled against.
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    This morning I used farmer sam's technique to lengthen a lag bolt. A customer bought my "Eye of Storm" piece the other day and waited until last night to tell me how/where it will be installed in his yard. He needed longer anchors since he had softer ground at the site.

    Here are the bolts and then the sculpture in place. This person had an absolutely gorgeous modern house. If you look on the left you will see a silhouette of a dog. That is a memorial for one of their pets. They had seen the picture of Donner next to this piece and that helped to decide to buy it.


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    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    I too have used the farmersamm method of lengthening round stock.

    Perfect for in-field repairs but going forward I'm hoping the farmerlis method will perform equally well in the shop.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    I too have used the farmersamm method of lengthening round stock.

    Perfect for in-field repairs but going forward I'm hoping the farmerlis method will perform equally well in the shop.




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    That is fancy. I like that


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    Quote Originally Posted by psacustomcreations View Post
    If you look on the left you will see a silhouette of a dog. That is a memorial for one of their pets. They had seen the picture of Donner next to this piece and that helped to decide to buy it.




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    I always wonder if white rocks need to be washed occasionally.

    I like the curves in their landscaping.


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    Terry, I saw the step stool, got a chuckle and first thought "this man needs a hobby" but then i realized you apparently already do!

    Then the pics of the jigs on the table? Now yer just showing off! That table looks awesome. You might even be able to repair bent up chiwanese step stools on it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joegreen02 View Post
    That is fancy. I like that


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    I woke up in the middle of the night with the idea to use an elevated version ....







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