Monthly Archives: February 2014

Jinx…

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I don’t have a whole lot to say about Jinx. He’s just lots of fun.

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Simple Horseshoes

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Awhile back,  a fellow contacted me about making him some hooks from horseshoes. It was simple enough.  I split a shoe in half with a small cut off wheel and tig welded it to a complete shoe. I didn’t concern my self with measuring, I just eyeballed them and went with it. He was happy with the results and I had a couple left over shoes.

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I made this pair of owls from one of the  remaining shoes, a little expanded steel, a sprocket,  various washers, and some nuts and bolts. They are perched on some scraps from the drop bin at the shop and some rebar I salvaged from the local scrap yard.

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Then I made the fish. He has a body made from a horseshoe and a cut out from a frame rail. The fins are parts to engine mounts that weren’t quite up to standard. I added some punch plugs and washers and there be the fish.

Rise of the Dragon

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I’m a welder by trade, I build IFS for street rods. One advantage of working in a metal shop is the availability of scrap steel and equipment. I built a dragon out of punch press plugs and various junk I had lying around.

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Several of my friends asked me to make them one as well, however welding tiny metal plugs together and grinding the into shape is really time consuming. I decided to try polymer clay.

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This is the first one I made. It is still one of my favorites.

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These are my latest creations. Of course I still do lots of metal sculpture, polymer fantasy creatures of all sorts, and much, much, more.