Scrap metal yard art

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Stagehand, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    yeah I hold my breath while welding, then blow out on the piece to keep the fumes at bay.
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  2. Bake

    Bake adventurer

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    My heart skipped a beat when I saw the coffin tank RD400.

    I bought 2 of them, new, 1976 and 1977. Wonderful, wonderful motorcycles. I rode a LOT of miles on those bikes. Love the sculpture.
    Desktop pic for sure.

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    These aren't mine either, but rather stuff in my area.

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    There's a framer near here that does some cool stuff. He used to let people onto the property to see it, but he shut that off years ago. These are as close as I could get. You have to be watchful of it, he moves stuff around. My favorite is the last one.

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  3. clarkebd

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    What's the best way to work with galvenized? To dunk it in some kind of cleaner first? or just use proper ventilation gear?
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  4. HeartlessMachine

    HeartlessMachine El Chingadero

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    I grind the galvanized coating off. Use a flap wheel, not a grinder wheel. It's a little more gentle.

    Same with zinc coating, like most nuts and bolts from the hardware store. It's toxic. Grind it off if you can. Otherwise, ventilation.
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  5. Stagehand

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  6. AltRoute

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  7. Iwantabikesobad

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  8. Iwantabikesobad

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    Note the notch in the leaf, My son was cutting out the leaves and sneezed in the middle of a cut, We built the caterpillar to cover the mistake.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
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  9. Stagehand

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    Iwannabike, those are really great. :freaky

    Saw those bic lighter bikes on Kottke. :D Or Boingboing?

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  10. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

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    Here is some incredible work from the artist James Corbett, who lives in Australia.

    All are automotive parts, and none are bent out of shape. All parts retain their original shape.

    I thought you guys might enjoy seeing this.
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  11. Stagehand

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