Instructables: exploring - workshop - metalworking - sculpture - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 25 Jul 2016 07:10:03 PDT BLOX v1.01 Metal Wire Toothless http://www.instructables.com/id/Metal-Wire-Toothless/
Metal Wire Toothless - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/8FS5/IQU17TH7/FG88FS5IQU17TH7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/8FS5/IQU17TH7/FG88FS5IQU17TH7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/8FS5/IQU17TH7/FG88FS5IQU17TH7.SMALL.jpg Sythe101 Hey!!! So this is my first instructable so please be gentle in judging and i hope you enjoy doing this as much as i did!! So I am a big fan of How To Train Your Dragon and love making stuff too so one day i figured i would make a sculpture of everyones favorite little dragon, Toothless! This is a lo...
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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 07:23:21 PDT
Naval Mine Mail Box - "Minesweeper" Style http://www.instructables.com/id/Naval-Mine-Mail-Box/
Naval Mine Mail Box - "Minesweeper" Style - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/OF2B/ILV84F0R/FHLOF2BILV84F0R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/OF2B/ILV84F0R/FHLOF2BILV84F0R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/OF2B/ILV84F0R/FHLOF2BILV84F0R.SMALL.jpg cammers Unusual and interesting mailboxes have been a feature of the Australian landscape for many generations. They help communicate the personalities of those living behind the otherwise anonymous gates and cattle grids that punctuate our long and dusty roads. They also provide a convenient landmark for v...
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Thu, 17 Mar 2016 20:24:31 PDT
Copper and Brass Bamboo in Steel Frame Wall Hanging Sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Bamboo-in-Steel-Frame-Wall-Hanging-Sculptur/
Copper and Brass Bamboo in Steel Frame Wall Hanging Sculpture - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/F6YJ/IH54FH9G/F3OF6YJIH54FH9G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/F6YJ/IH54FH9G/F3OF6YJIH54FH9G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/F6YJ/IH54FH9G/F3OF6YJIH54FH9G.SMALL.jpg AndreHash Hi there, and thank you for visiting my Instructable!I always like to pay attention to different tools and methods that others use to make anything so that I can learn and adapt the methods that work for myself. Keep an open mind as you read this, and find a way to get this done even if you don't ha...
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Wed, 18 Nov 2015 18:36:59 PST
Spun Steel and Waterjet Cut Sculpture #2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Spun-Steel-and-Waterjet-Cut-Sculpture-2/
Spun Steel and Waterjet Cut Sculpture #2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/UX1P/IGQU3WPF/FLPUX1PIGQU3WPF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/UX1P/IGQU3WPF/FLPUX1PIGQU3WPF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/UX1P/IGQU3WPF/FLPUX1PIGQU3WPF.SMALL.jpg albertdicruttalo This is a sculpture that I designed and built during my residency at the Autodesk Pier 9 Workshop. The piece was inspired by the examination of how molecules are held together by covalent bonds. If you'd like to re-visit some high school chemistry lessons, here's a Wikipedia entry on covalent bonds,...
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Mon, 9 Nov 2015 08:52:50 PST
Bronze Fabrication and Patination http://www.instructables.com/id/Bronze-Fabrication-and-Patination/
Bronze Fabrication and Patination - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/WWDS/IF2DF3KN/FKCWWDSIF2DF3KN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/WWDS/IF2DF3KN/FKCWWDSIF2DF3KN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/WWDS/IF2DF3KN/FKCWWDSIF2DF3KN.SMALL.jpg albertdicruttalo This Instructable will guide you through the process of welding, chasing and applying a hot patina to a cast bronze sculpture. Preparing to Weld Castings This is a sculpture I cast at my friend's foundry in Oakland, California and completed during my residency at the Autodesk Pier 9 Workshop. Lo...
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Sun, 27 Sep 2015 23:16:24 PDT
Beaded Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/Beaded-Tree/
Beaded Tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/47EK/IDKXXG1Q/FF847EKIDKXXG1Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/47EK/IDKXXG1Q/FF847EKIDKXXG1Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/47EK/IDKXXG1Q/FF847EKIDKXXG1Q.SMALL.jpg SNLouise Here is a great decoration idea for all homeowners that can bring the life of a plant into the home without having to actually keep it alive. This project was ideal for me since I can never keep a plant alive in my home. Supplies Here is what you will need for your projectWire - floral or jewelry...
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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 19:39:39 PDT
R2D2 Welded Rod Sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/R2D2-Welded-Rod-Sculpture/
R2D2 Welded Rod Sculpture - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/6AQ4/IDA2JUF7/FMP6AQ4IDA2JUF7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/6AQ4/IDA2JUF7/FMP6AQ4IDA2JUF7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/6AQ4/IDA2JUF7/FMP6AQ4IDA2JUF7.SMALL.jpg TheGorka You can make any image into a 2D welded rod sculpture. If you follow these basic steps, you can create any character, vehicle, or object. I've made dogs, flowers, guns, a motorcycle, and many others. I enjoy making these they are great gifts. As a big fan of Star Wars, I'll show you how to make one...
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Thu, 13 Aug 2015 20:49:04 PDT
Creating Long Acoustic-Kinetic "Reverb" Springs http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-Long-Acoustic-Kinetic-Reverb-Springs/
Creating Long Acoustic-Kinetic "Reverb" Springs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/0PBL/ID4U8JTY/FMP0PBLID4U8JTY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/0PBL/ID4U8JTY/FMP0PBLID4U8JTY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/0PBL/ID4U8JTY/FMP0PBLID4U8JTY.SMALL.jpg ceremona At MakerFaire 2015 and the Oakland Aeolian Day, many people inquired about how I built my Acousto-kinetic sculpture called "Chatty Spring Ballz". The motion characteristics needed for this sculpture required long "wiggly" style extension springs. It's nearly impossible to find long industrial spr...
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Sun, 9 Aug 2015 17:25:11 PDT
Make A Ball And Chain http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Ball-And-Chain/
Make A Ball And Chain - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/QCBK/ID0PUQOJ/F8PQCBKID0PUQOJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/QCBK/ID0PUQOJ/F8PQCBKID0PUQOJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/QCBK/ID0PUQOJ/F8PQCBKID0PUQOJ.SMALL.jpg Dr.Duckhunt My friend is getting married, I'm best man. I always told him I'm going to make him a ball and chain when he gets married. Having my previous instructable Medieval shackles http://m.instructables.com/id/MEDIEVAL-SHACKLES/I decided to use that concept to make my ball and chain sculpture for his we...
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Fri, 7 Aug 2015 18:20:37 PDT
Build a mini Atomium http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-mini-Atomium/
Build a mini Atomium - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU7/WZL4/IBM26QSH/FU7WZL4IBM26QSH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU7/WZL4/IBM26QSH/FU7WZL4IBM26QSH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU7/WZL4/IBM26QSH/FU7WZL4IBM26QSH.SMALL.jpg 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 Waterjet Cut Sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/Spun-Steel-and-Water-Jet-Cut-Sculpture/
Spun Steel and Waterjet Cut Sculpture - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKT/VYF2/IEB80BSA/FKTVYF2IEB80BSA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKT/VYF2/IEB80BSA/FKTVYF2IEB80BSA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKT/VYF2/IEB80BSA/FKTVYF2IEB80BSA.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Wire-Scorpion-2/
Wire Scorpion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAX/0J5Z/HPX5B1WV/FAX0J5ZHPX5B1WV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAX/0J5Z/HPX5B1WV/FAX0J5ZHPX5B1WV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAX/0J5Z/HPX5B1WV/FAX0J5ZHPX5B1WV.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Manhattan-Project-A-mechanical-cocktail-mixer/
The Manhattan Project: A mechanical cocktail mixer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/BM5N/HYE5SAK4/FVMBM5NHYE5SAK4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/BM5N/HYE5SAK4/FVMBM5NHYE5SAK4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/BM5N/HYE5SAK4/FVMBM5NHYE5SAK4.SMALL.jpg 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
Hot Patina on Bronze http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-Patina-on-Bronze/
Hot Patina on Bronze - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/PDNF/HTNO7HJG/FVEPDNFHTNO7HJG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/PDNF/HTNO7HJG/FVEPDNFHTNO7HJG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/PDNF/HTNO7HJG/FVEPDNFHTNO7HJG.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Metal-Man-Pencil-Holder/
Metal Man Pencil Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/O3QX/HQ0HSIYK/FGSO3QXHQ0HSIYK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/O3QX/HQ0HSIYK/FGSO3QXHQ0HSIYK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/O3QX/HQ0HSIYK/FGSO3QXHQ0HSIYK.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Bender-from-Futurama-87-Iron-100-Cool/
Bender from Futurama - 87% Iron, 100% Cool - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/M0W0/H0FLBJPP/FOEM0W0H0FLBJPP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/M0W0/H0FLBJPP/FOEM0W0H0FLBJPP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/M0W0/H0FLBJPP/FOEM0W0H0FLBJPP.SMALL.jpg 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! http://www.instructables.com/id/Metal-Drummer/
Metal Drummer! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6O/5BQU/H1JUE6S5/F6O5BQUH1JUE6S5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6O/5BQU/H1JUE6S5/F6O5BQUH1JUE6S5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6O/5BQU/H1JUE6S5/F6O5BQUH1JUE6S5.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Steel-Vase-Step-by-Step/
How to Make a Steel Vase - Step by Step - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/A4JP/GZUB3J4J/FGLA4JPGZUB3J4J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/A4JP/GZUB3J4J/FGLA4JPGZUB3J4J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/A4JP/GZUB3J4J/FGLA4JPGZUB3J4J.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Jetpack-Shark-Sculpture/
Jetpack Shark Sculpture - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/H22N/GYVDHVHG/FUJH22NGYVDHVHG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/H22N/GYVDHVHG/FUJH22NGYVDHVHG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/H22N/GYVDHVHG/FUJH22NGYVDHVHG.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Metal-Rose/
How to Make a Metal Rose - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Z/ETF5/GSUSNRIH/F6ZETF5GSUSNRIH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Z/ETF5/GSUSNRIH/F6ZETF5GSUSNRIH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Z/ETF5/GSUSNRIH/F6ZETF5GSUSNRIH.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Steel-Chequer-Plate-Garden-Vase/
Steel Chequer Plate Garden Vase - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/FYU9/GNOD5U9Z/FHLFYU9GNOD5U9Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/FYU9/GNOD5U9Z/FHLFYU9GNOD5U9Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/FYU9/GNOD5U9Z/FHLFYU9GNOD5U9Z.SMALL.jpg 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) http://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-Steel-Skeleton-Hand-and-coat-rack/
Giant Steel Skeleton Hand (and coat rack) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/F27J/CHGEP27TSAJ/FG1F27JCHGEP27TSAJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/F27J/CHGEP27TSAJ/FG1F27JCHGEP27TSAJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/F27J/CHGEP27TSAJ/FG1F27JCHGEP27TSAJ.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Stainless-Steel-Rose-from-Scrap-Metal/
Stainless Steel Rose from Scrap Metal - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F83/L7NU/FT7PKMPR/F83L7NUFT7PKMPR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F83/L7NU/FT7PKMPR/F83L7NUFT7PKMPR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F83/L7NU/FT7PKMPR/F83L7NUFT7PKMPR.SMALL.jpg 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