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Member Since 09 Dec 2005
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#128706 Dragon In the making

Posted by tommyguns on 10 June 2016 - 11:46 AM

Very nice, you must have access to a turret punch. That's a lot of punched pieces.


#128671 New Lamp (bicycle themed of course)

Posted by tommyguns on 22 May 2016 - 02:14 PM

That is pretty darn cool! One of a kind for sure




#128565 Iguana head

Posted by tommyguns on 11 February 2016 - 02:16 AM

No, not too portable. Unfortunately not too visible either. It sits way off the road so I'm not getting any exposure from this one. We'll be taking the stone head apart as soon as he gets back from vacation. Then I can start the real fit and finish. I'm thinking the bottom jaw is going to have to be made as well. Originally he only wanted the top jaw done, but I don't think it's going to work like that.
Thanks for lookin'
Guns


#128560 Iguana head

Posted by tommyguns on 09 February 2016 - 04:51 PM

The armature is quarter inch steel hot rolled rod. I plan on skinning it with light gauge steel, and I think I might use stainless to lay on some scales. We'll see what the customer wants. The body is made from stacked flag stone. I'll see if I can dig up a picture. 

 

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#128556 Iguana head

Posted by tommyguns on 08 February 2016 - 03:42 PM

I was asked to make an iguana head for a 50 ft stone yard sculpture. I did the feet many years ago. The head will be five feet long, four feet wide and roughly three feet high. I've begun the armature and hope to be skinning soon.

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#128546 Triangle End Table

Posted by tommyguns on 04 February 2016 - 03:19 PM

Ha Ha, furniture building is never done! I like it!




#128524 New video of a new sculpture

Posted by tommyguns on 30 January 2016 - 03:30 PM

Very cool! Fun to watch other people doing their thing!




#128466 Replying to Posts

Posted by tommyguns on 12 January 2016 - 04:50 PM

i found if you just click it once and walk away  it will post fine. It won't tell you it posted, but it does. Atleast for me anyway. And you really don't have to walk away, just a figure of speech [HAHA] .




#128441 What I've been doing the last three years, Part 2

Posted by tommyguns on 03 January 2016 - 12:51 PM

On top of the world is out of this world! Very, very cool!


#128440 Turtle

Posted by tommyguns on 03 January 2016 - 12:47 PM

Finally after three years I got my turtle done. I used some misc steel tubing fo the legs and head/neck areas. The shell was made from the ends of an old water storage tank I found in the scrap. Painted it with Japanese brown and clear coated.
Hope you like!
Guns
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#128422 Santas sleigh

Posted by tommyguns on 30 December 2015 - 04:23 PM

Thanks George. Yes, the gifts are also steel. They are various pieces of steel tubing. And yes, there was quite a bit of hand painting after fabricating. I put Cassidy on the one for my new Granddaughter.




#128416 What I've been doing the last three years

Posted by tommyguns on 29 December 2015 - 02:19 PM

Very very nice. Good to see you back. You must be one of the old guys trying it was talking about. How did you get the nice patina on the copper if I might ask?


#128415 Santas sleigh

Posted by tommyguns on 29 December 2015 - 02:10 PM

Finally finished Santas sleigh. I told myself I would have it done for this Christmas. My good friend hand carved Santa for me three years ago. It's made from 1/8th inch steel with 3/8ths inch struts and 1X 3/16ths inch skis. Roughly 24 long by 13 wide.
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#128397 why is so much knowledge not shared here?

Posted by tommyguns on 28 December 2015 - 03:45 PM

Who you calling older?  [HAHA]




#128396 why is so much knowledge not shared here?

Posted by tommyguns on 28 December 2015 - 03:45 PM

Who you calling older?  [HAHA]