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    Tadaaaahhhhhhhh.

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    Maybe the next one should have giant tata's...
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    JK, latest shopping spree at the local ornamental supply house. $60 seem fair?
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    Very fair if you cypher how much time it would take to make that yourself! Sure wish there was a shop like that around here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shootr View Post
    Maybe the next one should have giant tata's...
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    JK, latest shopping spree at the local ornamental supply house. $60 seem fair?
    Absolutely!


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    ... or big balls...
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    Quote Originally Posted by VaughnT View Post
    Very fair if you cypher how much time it would take to make that yourself! Sure wish there was a shop like that around here!
    Me too. Check out Kings metals. I never ordered from them but have a good selection.

    https://www.kingmetals.com/Mobile/Ca...?CatalogId=c39


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    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    ... or big balls...
    Looks like we all have our preferences……


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    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    ... or big balls...
    Uuuuuummmmmmmm - no.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BD1 View Post
    Me too. Check out Kings metals. I never ordered from them but have a good selection.

    https://www.kingmetals.com/Mobile/Ca...?CatalogId=c39


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    These are the guys that have a warehouse by me. Not open to the public (distribution center only) but the only guy that works there gets lonely so he let's me grab a box and shop the shelves.

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    Up to 48".... yep, they got big ones...
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    One of the things that aggravates me the most is that Kings and CIW don't take PayPal. It's probably better for me since I'd spend gobs with them, but it's still aggravating because they have a few things I wouldn't mind buying regularly.

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    Aaaand away we go...again...

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    These scotchbrite flapper discs are the bomb. Cleaned up the Fisherman and all the paint off this before it was toast.

    Oh, I got the new A/C up and running too!

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    Not gonna lie - it's getting more satisfying every day - faster work with fewer mistakes. Only 10AM and am very pleased with what I got done so quickly.

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    Going to be the base - I keep changing my mind on the order of stacking as well as the spirits but now I'm really pleased with the how the theme will turn out. This one will be about 3ft tall.

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    Still digging the photo merge program - makes it so much easier to place the features on the tanks. He's going to be a guy holding a dugout/canoe/boat.

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    Spoke to soon...while yesterday morning was awesome, the afternoon was a comedy of errors. Lesson learned to walk away when things just aren't happening correctly.

    This morning was another great effort. I worked on the legs first, super heavy pipe was the only thing I had with a good diameter. More mass low down is more gooder for stability.

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    Worked on my uphill welding - eh, not great but I've done much worse. I got some of those flapper discs with the radius edges for grinding fillets - they'll get a test on these. Next up was the arms out of fence pipe.

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    Took a good hour to cut and shape the first one so the forearms will reach out in front of the torso. It was worth it though - they will look great when finished.

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    I plan on narrowing the wrists and making hands like the last one. I wanted to get more done but the wind kicked up. Curtains are on the wish list...

    As Bob Ross famously said, there are no mistakes - just happy accidents. I cut the kneecaps out of a steel hemisphere, which worked great. Cleaning off the bench, I looked at the leftover piece and wow - if it isn't a profile of a warbird I don't know what is!

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    Time for a margarita and some bacon wrapped shrimp!
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    I wasn't lying...

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    Toes, arms, and shoulder armor. Picked up a 20" x 5/8" plate of AR400. It'll make a great base.

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    Re: Shootr's New Adventure - Totem Pole Build

    Hey Shooter, Ever thought of marketing these towards casinos or Indian Reservations? Perhaps you can come up with a Totum themed Smoker BBQ pit. Looks good keep it up
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    Off work a little early, it's raining (and going to all weekend - which means temps in the 80's - OMG!!!) so I expect to get a lot done in the next couple days.

    I needed a ring or something between this one and the one above - they're both the same diameter and the top one would not sit right or look good without it. I took a 1/2" square tube, zip disc'd it in two, and drilled a crapload of holes:

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    Ran it thru the ring roller, then welded a bunch of ball bearings into the holes (cam lifter to the rescue!)

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    Hit each one with a torch to color them like jewels:

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    Not jaw-dropping but I kind of dig it.

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    Preview...oh my...

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    Dang shooter, you straight up, upped your game. That dog looks so real
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    Quote Originally Posted by N2 Welding View Post
    Dang shooter, you straight up, upped your game. That dog looks so real
    Dang!

    Beat me to it


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    LOL. You are clearly working that dog too hard! Just look at him!
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    Quote Originally Posted by N2 Welding View Post
    Dang shooter, you straight up, upped your game. That dog looks so real
    I found it humorous that her tongue matched the totem's.
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    do you use K918 rod to weld that dog? (sorry, couldn't resist) Great work on a cool project, I enjoy your progress every day. Jim

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    Boat day! Yeah, it took all day to make it, but it was fun and I like how it turned out.

    For reference:

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    Used the forge and the stump to rough shape things.

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    I thought I took more progress pics, but no. Here's the finished product:

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