Introduction: Wire Tree "Rusty Fruit"

I made this little thing out of some tangled welding wire, some nuts, and a nickel. I found the little tangled pile of welding wire, and decided that it didn't deserve to be thrown away, it had so many alternative uses...   After I untangled it, I twisted the wire into the shape of the trunk and branches. I made a small bend on the end of each 'branch' to keep the nuts from sliding off. I fit the 'trunk' into a large nut, flooded it with hot glue, then stuck a nickel to the bottom to keep it balanced.

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zascecs (author)2010-06-02

Really nice, it  would be even better if it was rusty...

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nickodemus (author)zascecs2010-06-02

It's just a name. All "artists" name their work. And "Galvanized Fruit" just didn't fit.

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zascecs (author)nickodemus2010-06-02

No, I'm serious. It would look better rusty. Especially  since trees have bark and rust looks kind of similar...

...idk. 

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nickodemus (author)zascecs2010-06-02

Then you should make one. There's an entire 'ible of it.

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zascecs (author)nickodemus2010-06-02

Hehe, I probably will...

and I'll have to add step 9: Dunk your newly made tree in a bucket of water.... 

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woodstockbirdy (author)zascecs2011-01-15

Dude, just leave the person to his art

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snarfnugget (author)2010-05-07

AWESOME "found art" sculpture.  I especially like the hidden nickel.

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