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Why buy it for $1 when I can make it myself for $100.

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  • #61
    I'm envious of just the imagination, much less the talent. Give me a pile of mud, and my imagination might eventually see a brick.

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    • #62
      Absolutely fabulous!!! Great job. You know you could make a living doing that stuff. LOL

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      • #63
        MAC702 and Oldgrandad,

        Thank you for the kind words.

        I always learn something from these goofy projects.
        Hard to see but the kayaker is wearing a helmet.
        The club encourages all paddlers to wear head protection so I needed to add one to the model.

        His head is a stainless ball bearing and I had a small hollow stainless sphere which fit nicely.
        Used a ping pong ball to get the shape right before I cut up the stainless one.
        Tigged a bead on top of the ball bearing to space the helmet away from the head.
        Drilled a hole in the top of the helmet and plug welded them together.
        Sanded the weld to hide my mess and was surprised how well it worked.

        There is a guy who makes a variety of fun sculptures using railroad spikes as the basis of his pieces.

        www.rolandsmetalart.com/
        Miller Dynasty 350, Dynasty 210 DX, Hypertherm 1000, Thermal Arc GTSW400, Airco Heliwelder II, oxy-fuel setup, metal cutting bandsaw, air compressor, drill press, etc.

        Call me the "Clouseau" of welding !

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