Introduction: Wire Bound Sheet Metal Dinosaur Skeletons
There a many dinosaur how to's on this site. This is yet another. Don't have a link for the blue prints but I'm sure you can find them. The t-Rex is made from sheet copper, and brass 18g wire. The pterodactyl is made from sheet metal , brass 18g wire, and galvanized steel 18g wire. The t rex standing two feet tall and three feet long, and 40 meters of wire. The pterodactyl a foot by two feet and has 27 meters of wire.
You will need
- tin snips
- rotary tool
- wire brush
- sheet metal
Step 1: Cut Out Blueprint
Step 2: Draw Blueprints Onto Sheet Copper
Using a marker trace your stencils onto the sheet metal.
Step 3: Cut Out Pieces
Using your snips, carefully cut out all your shapes. I sliced myself several times doing this so do it slowly
Step 4: Flatten Pieces
Step 5: Cut Slots Into the Pieces
Step 6: Clean Up All the Edges
Step 7: Wire Brush
Step 8: Drill Holes
I pretty will got carried away with this project at this point and stopped documenting it. I basically spent a good chunk of time planning where the holes would go. And where I wanted the wire to go.
Step 9: Wire Together
After drilling the holes. I tried to use long pieces of wire pulling them through the holes with pliers . Putting a barb where the wires intersect.