Picture of Scrap-a-dactyl: An Abtract Piece
This is my latest artisitic endevour: The Scrap-a-dactyl. A pterodactyl made from garbage. Sort of a modern relic juxtaposed with the ancient past of the base. The best part for me is that the Scrap-a-dactyl can actually flap his wings. What follows is the process of how I made it.

Step 1: Materials and Tools

Picture of Materials and Tools
Here's a list of the materials and tools I used to create this piece. Since the materials were salvaged you probably won't have exactly the same things in your parts collection I did. So you may have to do some creative substitution to make your own Scrap-a-dactyl.

  • Broken corkscrew (bit missing)
  • Beater
  • Steam iron plate
  • Hard drive arm
  • Radio antenna
  • Big rock
  • Rubber foot (optional)
  • Epoxy putty
  • E-6000
  • Clear spray paint

  • Drill
  • 1/4" masonary drill bit
  • 7/32" drill bit
  • Drill bit sizer
  • Reciprocating saw w/ metal cutting blade
  • Hacksaw
  • Bench vise
  • Clamps
  • Ruler
  • Marker
  • Awl
  • Torch
  • Utility knife
  • Diagonal cutter
  • Hammer
  • Files
dolivarez1 year ago
Best documentation and clearest photos I've seen. I don't spend a lot of time here but I wander around ocaisionally-- well done.
RadBear (author)  dolivarez1 year ago
spylock2 years ago
Wow guy,it caught my eye so had to check it out.Nice job.
l8nite4 years ago
great imagination !
RadBear (author)  l8nite4 years ago
ChrysN4 years ago
Cool, I like the way it moves.
RadBear (author)  ChrysN4 years ago
I love it! The motion is great and it looks wonderful!
RadBear (author)  Kaptain Kool4 years ago
mbear4 years ago
This is neat, particularly the motion.

Now if only you could combine it with the Bowling Ball Fountain...
RadBear (author)  mbear4 years ago
I've got some ideas for a fountains with bits moved by the water flow.
mikeasaurus4 years ago
love the concept, and the base it perfect.
RadBear (author)  mikeasaurus4 years ago
Thanks! This piece was a perfect confluence of crap that had been collecting dust in the workshop for several years. I always knew I could do something with it...