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  • WWII Pilot Sculpture Update!

    So I have some good news, and some bad news! The good news is that the sculpture is near complete. The bad news is that I will not be completing it! The man who commissioned me to make the sculpture has decided that he did not like the “look” of the sculpture and terminated the project. The good news is that by contract I got paid for all work done to date (including materials, and consumables), and I get to deliver him an uncompleted sculpture. I kind of feel bad because I put 6 months of work into this project and would like to see it completed, but I guess you cannot get to attached to your work!

    Any way here are some pictures of the sculpture “as is”
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    Ridgid Drill Press
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    36" Metal Break
    Harris Toarches
    English Wheel
    Ingersoll Rand, 18.1 cfm Compressor
    30 gal. Sand Blaster
    Planishing Hammer
    150lb Anvil
    10" Swing Logan Lathe

  • #2
    That's a real bummer.
    It looks good, I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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    • #3
      My Grandfather is being flow up to DC from Dallas for a day of tours and being honored for his service along with many other WW2 polits next month. There is a very active WW2 veterans groups here in Dallas/Fort Worth.

      You should consider either finishing the sculpture and donating it to a Veterans group that would place the sculpture as a permanent fixture or handing it off for someone else to finish that has personal connections to a Vet and would agree to finish it and see that it gets the placement it deserves.

      I'd be that person in the Dallas, Tx area.

      Sincerely,

      Joel
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      • #4
        Originally posted by jimmy_pop View Post
        You should consider either finishing the sculpture and donating it to a Veterans group that would place the sculpture as a permanent fixture or handing it off for someone else to finish that has personal connections to a Vet and would agree to finish it and see that it gets the placement it deserves.

        I'd be that person in the Dallas, Tx area.

        Sincerely,

        Joel
        Originally posted by jessehornberger View Post
        The good news is that by contract I got paid for all work done to date (including materials, and consumables), and I get to deliver him an uncompleted sculpture.
        By his contract he doesn't have that option.
        at home:
        2012 325 Trailblazer EFI with Excel power
        2007 302 Trailblazer with the Robin SOLD
        2008 Suitcase 12RC
        Spoolmatic 30A
        WC-24
        2009 Dynasty 200DX
        2000 XMT 304
        2008 Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52
        Sold:MM130XP
        Sold:MM 251
        Sold:CST 280

        at work:
        Invision 350MP
        Dynasty 350
        Millermatic 350P
        Retired:Shopmaster 300 with a HF-251

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        • #5
          Originally posted by c wagner View Post
          By his contract he doesn't have that option.

          You are correct on that. He gets the work he paid for.
          Miller Syncrowave 200
          Miller Spectrum 875 Plasma Cutter
          Miller Milermatic 135
          Ridgid Drill Press
          Ridgid Chop Saw
          36" Metal Break
          Harris Toarches
          English Wheel
          Ingersoll Rand, 18.1 cfm Compressor
          30 gal. Sand Blaster
          Planishing Hammer
          150lb Anvil
          10" Swing Logan Lathe

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          • #6
            Originally posted by jessehornberger View Post
            You are correct on that. He gets the work he paid for.
            Hello jessehornberger,

            Beautiful work - shame it may not ever see the light of day.

            I make stuff for fun and sell a few but have never had a commissioned piece.

            I'll admit if I did take on a commission, I wouldn't know how to write up a contract and such.

            But, I have learned from your post, that if I ever get to your level, I will get a lawyer involved so that if I had a client change their mind, I would have the option to buy back the unfinished work at some percentage and keep it.

            Good luck !
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            Call me the "Clouseau" of welding !

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            • #7
              Art Fest

              So I was able to take the sculpture to The Great Lakes Art Fair this last weekend as a show piece. All of the comments were positive, So I am going to share these comments with AirMaster (the company that hired me) and see if he wants to continue with the project! Here is a picture of it at the the show!
              Attached Files
              Miller Syncrowave 200
              Miller Spectrum 875 Plasma Cutter
              Miller Milermatic 135
              Ridgid Drill Press
              Ridgid Chop Saw
              36" Metal Break
              Harris Toarches
              English Wheel
              Ingersoll Rand, 18.1 cfm Compressor
              30 gal. Sand Blaster
              Planishing Hammer
              150lb Anvil
              10" Swing Logan Lathe

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              • #8
                I hope it works, it would be such a same to leave it unfinished.
                at home:
                2012 325 Trailblazer EFI with Excel power
                2007 302 Trailblazer with the Robin SOLD
                2008 Suitcase 12RC
                Spoolmatic 30A
                WC-24
                2009 Dynasty 200DX
                2000 XMT 304
                2008 Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52
                Sold:MM130XP
                Sold:MM 251
                Sold:CST 280

                at work:
                Invision 350MP
                Dynasty 350
                Millermatic 350P
                Retired:Shopmaster 300 with a HF-251

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                • #9
                  The story could have ended like "The Dollmaker."

                  80% of failures are from 20% of causes
                  Never compromise your principles today in the name of furthering them in the future.
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