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Old 03-29-2012, 09:34 AM   #46846
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So I tend to dream big.....and sometimes it gets me in over my head. (my favorite modern artist always says to "fake it til you make it" well - I'm there!!)

I submitted a proposal for a public art work grant and it got accepted!

The problem - it involves welding and I don't weld!

So I can either a) learn or b) hire someone talented to do the actual welding of the work.

The piece - life size horse made of old street signs (I'm getting access to the ODOT salvage sign yard - how cool is that???? grant just got awarded so there's still a lot of details to work out. I don't know the exact compound of the signs at this point.
Sounds cool but a bit tricky, most of the newer street signs are aluminum thus requiring some more specialized equipment and a bit more skill.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:39 AM   #46847
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Sounds cool but a bit tricky, most of the newer street signs are aluminum thus requiring some more specialized equipment and a bit more skill.

I'm thinking that there should be plenty of old steel signs in the salvage yard...GCMK, take a magnet with you when picking out signs to use
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:53 AM   #46848
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I'm thinking the sculpture would look really cool with just cut and folded signs. I would not try to do curves.

Imagine all flat surfaces....with folds.....a stealth fighter looking horse....out of street signs!

I want it for my yard!

If I were going to attempt such a project I would use large pop rivets.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:07 AM   #46849
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There's a saying that if you gave all the wealth of the rich to the very poorest people, in a single generation the wealth would be back in the hands of the former wealthy again.

Give someone with not a shred of experience handling money lots of it, and they do stupid things. When was the last time you heard about a lawyer or doctor hitting the lottery and ending up broke? Somehow they manage just fine, it's the unemployed guy living in an airstream that hits it and pisses it away...and who plays the most lottery? Airstream Charlie.

In any case, I'd like to have 500 million little problems to contend with. If you took half of the payout after taxes (probably $140 million or so) and stuck it in a VERY conservative investment portfolio, you would probably have several million per year in interest to live on, for the rest of your life. And, that's in addition to the other half you have to spend or live on, or invest....plus the $140 large that was your principal.

If you blow $500,000,000, you're one stupid SOB.
AirStream - I thought that was living large.

Lottery tickets - last week I heard another name for them - Break Even Tickets. To those of hopes dashed, breaking even feels like winning. If only that money DID go to education they could lower my taxes. (could, but wouldn't).
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:31 AM   #46850
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(and permissions from Meef)
It ain't copywrited.

You have my permissions. All of them. Though technically it is mgorman's artwork.
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:52 AM   #46851
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So I tend to dream big.....and sometimes it gets me in over my head. (my favorite modern artist always says to "fake it til you make it" well - I'm there!!)

I submitted a proposal for a public art work grant and it got accepted!

The problem - it involves welding and I don't weld!

So I can either a) learn or b) hire someone talented to do the actual welding of the work.

I actually do want to learn to weld at some point but I'm thinking a public sculpture on Broad St isn't where I want to test my skills. I'm going to toss the job to the ADV community first - any of you know how to weld and want a cool side gig? The grant will pay you. And you will be able to see your work as public art!

The piece - life size horse made of old street signs (I'm getting access to the ODOT salvage sign yard - how cool is that???? Trying to find as many US 40/National Rd signs as possible) Horse will appear to be like a carriage horse tied to a modern day parking meter. He'll probably be on a sidewalk but I'm trying like hell to have them put him in the street. I can pound and bend steel all day, I just need a welder to stick stuff where I want it to go. It will take place this summer, I think the opening day/deadline is Sept 8. The grant just got awarded so there's still a lot of details to work out. I don't know the exact compound of the signs at this point.

Send a PM to fireproof7 . He is an amazing welder/artist/all around good guy.
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:55 AM   #46852
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I`m real good with super glue !!!


Signs..........Hell,I made signs before I could talk!

Somewhere in there you have to hide an ADV salute.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:12 PM   #46853
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I`m real good with super glue !!!


Signs..........Hell,I made signs before I could talk!

Somewhere in there you have to hide an ADV salute.

it's a horse...how hard could it be to hide a phallic fist? Unless it's a gelding??
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:58 PM   #46854
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Had a great ride today at Alum Creek (Phase 2), which I've never biked before. Really fun trail, lots of obstacles, drop offs and skinnies and a nice flow to it. We should do a ride there, it's not a ball breaker there's not a lot of hills but it undulates up and down and has a lot of structure like wall rides and boardwalks that are really high up.
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:07 PM   #46855
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:28 PM   #46856
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Had a great ride today at Alum Creek (Phase 2), which I've never biked before. Really fun trail, lots of obstacles, drop offs and skinnies and a nice flow to it. We should do a ride there, it's not a ball breaker there's not a lot of hills but it undulates up and down and has a lot of structure like wall rides and boardwalks that are really high up.
I'd be up for that. With a little notice I could catch you there through the week.
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:30 PM   #46857
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I'd be up for that. With a little notice I could catch you there through the week.
I'm free every day after noon pretty much, so any day works for me and most weekends so if you wanna ride it just pick a day that works for ya and I'll likely be up for it. The only downside of Alum is that COMBO opens/closes the trails according to conditions and if it's wet at all it's a no-go. They post the conditions online every day or so. The part I rode today is better drained so it's usually open, but the Phase 1 seems to hold water and is closed more than it's open. On a good day, you could ride both (6 miles a piece), but it has to be very dry for that to happen.
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:36 PM   #46858
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Wow, just noticed I'm about to pass 10,000 posts. I'd better make my next post something really fucking awesome.

Oh wait.

Nevermind.
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:38 PM   #46859
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Wow, just noticed I'm about to pass 10,000 posts. I'd better make my next post something really fucking awesome.

Oh wait.

Nevermind.
Wow, you might catch up to BUILDIT
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Wow, you might catch up to BUILDIT
It's easy, just break your leg and sit around for 7 months with nothing to do but post comments about how lucky everyone else is.
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