Instructables: exploring - workshop - metalworking - sculpture - featured Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:00:11 PDT BLOX v1.01 Build a mini Atomium
Build a mini Atomium - More DIY How To Projects]]> Bbruyne In this Instructable, I will explain you how to build your own mini Atomium. For those who don't know what the Atomium is, it is a huge monument in the Brussels, the capital of Belgium. The Atomium was build in 1958 for the Brussels World's Fair and engineered by André Waterkeyn. It is 102m tall. It...
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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 18:18:27 PDT
Spun Steel and Water Jet Cut Sculpture
Spun Steel and Water Jet Cut Sculpture - More DIY How To Projects]]> albertdicruttalo This instructable will guide you through the process of fabricating a steel sculpture comprised of spun hemispheres and water jet cut flat patterns. I've inluded a dxf file of the geometry if you want to give it a try. Modeling I began this piece by modeling a sphere which was rotated 270 degree...
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Sat, 20 Jun 2015 22:04:46 PDT
Wire Scorpion
Wire Scorpion - More DIY How To Projects]]> tomatoskins To start off, I am not claiming to have created this myself or be the first to post this info here on Instructables. The story behind me learning this art is not a long one. My supervisor at work has made these for quite some time. One day I was sitting at his desk looking at them and thought "I can...
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 15:33:40 PST
The Manhattan Project: A mechanical cocktail mixer
The Manhattan Project: A mechanical cocktail mixer - More DIY How To Projects]]> tinkertinker The seed for this project was the desire to mechanically measure specific amounts of liquid in a way that was both adjustable and easy to clean. In the past, I have used measured pour spouts on cocktail machines, and they work fine, but they are not adjustable and occasionally they just stop working...
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Sun, 3 Aug 2014 14:32:49 PDT
Beetlejuice Concrete Art Chair
Beetlejuice Concrete Art Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> damianzuch Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice!!!Do you remember the concrete art sculptures made by Catherine O'Hara / Delia Deetz? Remember, Beetlejuice made them come alive in the marriage scene? I've always loved Tim Burton's style and I decided to try my hand at making one of those sculptures. I put the w...
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Thu, 22 May 2014 06:58:46 PDT
Hot Patina on Bronze
Hot Patina on Bronze - More DIY How To Projects]]> albertdicruttalo Here are some basics on applying a hot patina to a bronze sculpture. For this piece, three different chemicals were used: bismuth nitrate, ferric nitrate, and cupric nitrate. All of these chemicals are hazardous and care should be taken when handling them. The chemicals can be applied with spray b...
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Sun, 6 Apr 2014 11:45:09 PDT
Metal Man Pencil Holder
Metal Man Pencil Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> M3G This looks cool and makes a pretty generic gift (most people have pencils, right?) What You Need: - Hacksaw - Coping saw - Bench grinder, file, or DREMEL with grinding bit - Sheet metal - Vice grips (one pair the needle nose type) - Protractor - Blowtorch (if you want to heat treat the steel) ...
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Tue, 26 Jun 2012 11:31:57 PDT
Bender from Futurama - 87% Iron, 100% Cool desbromilow This is a photo set of the construction of my Bender model. Bender is the coolest robot in the universe - including the parallel dimensions. This model was dimensioned from screen snaps, and dimensions taken from assorted licensed toys - then scaled to suit the materials available. The vast majority...
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Mon, 2 Apr 2012 05:12:32 PDT
Metal Drummer! mcwiggles A scrap metal sculpture of a Dude playing drums. everything is welded onto a 5" X 5" piece of 1/4" cold roll flat metal. complete with a clear coat of paint!
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Sun, 29 Apr 2012 18:59:25 PDT
How to Make a Steel Vase - Step by Step
How to Make a Steel Vase - Step by Step - More DIY How To Projects]]> cammers I really enjoy turning scrap steel into objects that some people might find beautiful. The first picture shows a few of my pieces. I normally give my work away to friends, or trade it for something completely different that, for example, a friend has created. I have had some success using flat ste...
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Sun, 18 Mar 2012 05:00:32 PDT
Jetpack Shark Sculpture ShadyLogic I made this sculpture for a college class, I think it came out pretty well! I started out with a small clay model, which I scaled up into a steel rod armature. Then I cut and welded strips of steel to flesh out the shark. A quick steel box, some recycled plastic tubing from the garbage, and a couple...
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Tue, 21 Feb 2012 14:11:12 PST
How to Make a Metal Rose
How to Make a Metal Rose - More DIY How To Projects]]> Downard Works First thing you want to do when making a metal rose is make sure you have everything you will need to complete the project. The materials needed for this project are- -Scrap or non-scrap metal -a metal rod Tools that will be used to make this project are- -Angle Grinder with cutting and grindin...
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Wed, 28 Sep 2011 22:34:36 PDT
Steel Chequer Plate Garden Vase cammers When I was a small child I loved a beautiful little ceramic vase my mother had. It was a delicate four-sided thing with a simple floral motif. No bigger than your hand. I guess that the magic of it was in its proportions, but I'm still amazed by the simplicity of its design. Recently, while visitin...
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Sat, 14 May 2011 06:43:27 PDT
Giant Steel Skeleton Hand (and coat rack)
Giant Steel Skeleton Hand (and coat rack) - More DIY How To Projects]]> dan Bulid your own giant steel anatomic skeleton hand out of junky nuts and bolts! It makes a nice coat & towel rack too. This is a perfect first welding project because you can make lots of mistakes and it will still come out fine. Find some scrap nuts and bults This project was inspired by findin...
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Sun, 19 Feb 2006 23:39:05 PST
Stainless Steel Rose from Scrap Metal
Stainless Steel Rose from Scrap Metal - More DIY How To Projects]]> jaredzeuli This is a rose sculpture I TIG (GTAW) welded at school. It is made from left-over stainless steel scraps that were straight off the shop floor at my school welding shop. I believe this project embodies the topic of this contest in a few ways. The first and most obvious being that it was completel...
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Thu, 16 Apr 2009 23:49:58 PDT