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    Working on more of the 4 ft tall versions of my Moon Song bell.




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    Donner is glad the bells are developing a nice patina.



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    I rescued this "tig welding organizer" from the dumpster this morning. Came from a drug store that was closing.



    The stand rotates and with four swivel casters it spins in its own footprint


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    If I only knew how to photoshop this onto your wall poster....
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    If I only knew how to photoshop this onto your wall poster....
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    LOL. That makes TWO tech challenged farmers.


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    That is great Shootr
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    What no shadow?
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    Does forge brazed count?

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    Hmmm.... so now we're wondering.... did he really make all that stuff, or was it just photoshopped?
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    I was at my friends shop, and this was on the table. They are HF brand engine hoist pistons. Not sure what the application is, was designed by the customer.
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    Looks like a pair of aircraft jacks useful for working on airplanes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    Hmmm.... so now we're wondering.... did he really make all that stuff, or was it just photoshopped?
    Hmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by psacustomcreations View Post
    Hmmm

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    Hmm, kinda of showing your age Pat.
    At least I made it this far.
    Many youngins have no idea what that is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by albrightree View Post
    I was at my friends shop, and this was on the table. They are HF brand engine hoist pistons. Not sure what the application is, was designed by the customer.
    Gotta love your friendís table!


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    Well I know that they just bought another 6 for my shop, with legs and 40 ish clamps. I'm glad I didn't have to pay for it, but I did sign for it. Dang expensive but will be used for another 25+ years.

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    Are they for aircraft, or did you ever find out what they were for?
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    And more bells.

    The cat bell was well received by all the crazy cat people and four ladies said they wanted one.

    Plus some random designs. One of the green celtic heart bells is going to a friend and his wife.












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    That is very interesting, how do you shape those? Do you roll the bottom ring and weld the top on as a cap in different shapes? The type and gauge of the metal would also have a big effect on the sound of the bells, do you just use mild steel and paint them different colors?
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    Quote Originally Posted by psacustomcreations View Post
    InsaneRide, Thanks for the compliment and info on the wire.

    I was supposed to attend an arts and crafts show in Williamsburg, VA today. With the 100% chance of rain and the fact my daughters boyfriend decided to drive from Michigan to Virginia last night to ask me for permission to propose to her, I thought it would be a good day to stay home.

    I ended up making these bells out of one of the full size CO2 tanks I picked up. Once I stripped all the old paint off the tank I found out it had been made in May 1944.Attachment 1223971Attachment 1223981Attachment 1223991Attachment 1224001Attachment 1224011
    Gosh, where do you find all that scrap heavy metal!? I do have quite a bit of mild steel plate and bar stock, but that all comes from local suppliers' scrap that I still pay a bit for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisCramer View Post
    Gosh, where do you find all that scrap heavy metal!? I do have quite a bit of mild steel plate and bar stock, but that all comes from local suppliers' scrap that I still pay a bit for.
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    That is very interesting, how do you shape those? Do you roll the bottom ring and weld the top on as a cap in different shapes? The type and gauge of the metal would also have a big effect on the sound of the bells, do you just use mild steel and paint them different colors?
    The bells are made from various cylinders. The way they were made affects the sound.

    I had developed a good relationship with a fabrication shop several years ago. When he moved to a new location, he pretty much gave me over a ton of steel, aluminum and stainless. It was easier/cheaper for me to take that, than to pay an employee to get it, move it, and restock it. He initially said he didnt want it, but I did give him some money.
    I also watch Facebook and Craigslist for deals on materials.

    With your driving issues, it will put a damper on your ability to visit places. If you are able to go there, show them pics of what you are doing. That helps to show you are not just some person trying get free metal to sell as scrap.

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    Pat, Congratulations on the boyfriend purposing. So, are you gonna give him the OK?
    Maybe check his current bank statement ?? 😂
    ChrisCramer, Pat IS the Bell, Gong, windchime, Proffessional,not to mention his Sculpture Masterpieces.
    He's shares his knowledge so the rest of us just follow and it works. I know, from my projects, trial and error are time consuming.
    As for sound, I had a short bottom chunk of cylinder that I used for a bell. It really didn't sound quite right. I cut about 4" off and added a strip of flatten expanded metal.
    The sound is completely different now. It really sounds good. Here's a photo. You may have to enlarge to see it better.
    I don't know if I mentioned here before, or told Pat. I bought a croquet set cheap with mallets and balls. I cut the balls on half, and they were perfect of the inside clappers. They are most effective with the aluminum breathable oxygen tanks. The tanks are 3 and 7/8" inside diameter, and the balls are 3" OD. They are perfect for windchimes.
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    Thanks Bob.
    Chris had commented on a post from a while ago. My daughter has been married for several years now. The young man had received our blessing and has been a great son in law.
    Nice job on adding the expanded metal to a cylinder. I had not thought about doing that so may steal your idea.
    Great display tent as well. I have been debating changing up my bell display and might try something like that.
    I remember your comment about croquet balls but have not run into any at a reasonable price. I do have some 2 and 3 inch wooden spheres that sound good. I received them from another artist.

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    Ok I got to ask most of you cylinder/bell have closed bottom sections and a few have open sections (helmets) how does that affect the sound. I would think to open bottoms do not ring as well
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    Pat, Thanks. That show was in my town, and I was asked to participate the day before. I just setup and wasn't worried about presentation.
    I thought your daughter did get married but wasn't sure if this was another.
    No tanks or croquet sets by me either.
    That expanded metal add on, was from a short tank I was going to cut. That's the one I messaged you about. Both sounded OK, but I didn't like the short length appearance.
    That added strip of expanded metal really made a difference.
    When I get somemore tanks, I'm gonna try 2" pipe rings instead of using expanded . I'll see what fits best for the diameter.


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    Pat, Thanks. That show was in my town, and I was asked to participate the day before. I just setup and wasn't worried about presentation.
    I thought your daughter did get married but wasn't sure if this was another.
    No tanks or croquet sets by me either.
    That expanded metal add on, was from a short tank I was going to cut. That's the one I messaged you about. Both sounded OK, but I didn't like the short length appearance.
    That added strip of expanded metal really made a difference.
    When I get somemore tanks, I'm gonna try 2" pipe rings instead of using expanded . I'll see what fits best for the diameter.


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    Instead of pipe rings, get various size garage door springs. They are about the same thickness as the cylinders and might be easier to work with.
    I made a couple small sculptures using garage door springs that went over well.
    I gave several of those to the place that gave me the springs. They were happy to get them

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