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big bold wire craft but simple to do- for wall installation Answered

Hi! Anybody out there can give me an idea how to construct something of this nature for a wall inside my shop. I run a hair shop for young people. I am short on budget but I need something that can create some drama or 'wows'. Any suggestions? - Laurie

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*sigh* DO any of these.......need coffee....

No, I don't think any of those really need coffee, but I guess it couldn't hurt! ;-)

Translation: *sigh* (exasperation at typo) DO any of these (correction of typo)....

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Patrik

10 years ago

You could always try something like this - sure to create some "wows"...

Whoa Patrick.....that looks awesome!! Is the light source planted about 45 degrees above the text, maybe requiring two lights to be mounted? I suppose the text has to have words with `L's, `K's, `H's..and other such alphabets to `tie in' with the mounting ? Laurie

As long as you have a nice flowing script, where you don't lift the pen from the paper, you should be able to turn that into a piece of continuous wire. That means no dotting your i's, crossing your t's in a continuous stroke, etc. Where you connect the wire to the wall is arbitrary, although I assume it will tend to look best where there is a sharp kink in the letters. Here's another clever example: minimum.

You can only have a single light source shining on each piece of wire, otherwise you'll get double shadows. In the pieces I linked to, it's clear that the entire thing is illuminated by a single light. (Actually, you can use two or more light sources, and you can even set it up such that you get a different image or word from the same piece in different directions. But that gets a *lot* more complicated. This is a nice example.)

You can find more work by this guy here.

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hypno

10 years ago

Hello goodhart, Thank you for the link. I do have something more elaborate than that at the moment. But somewhat still in a simplistic way. I made individual pieces each wired into a different shape and allowed one to cling on to another and ended up with a collage like look. I could send you a pix. I want to do something more 3-dimensional, perhaps with a few wired objects together but without too much weight and could still form an interesting visual link. Laurie

Sure the pic would be of some help, thanks.

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hypno

10 years ago

Yes something looking like that would be nice but not with any welding work as I am not capable of doing that. Laurie.

Well, depending on the type of metal in the wire, it may be able to be brazed or soldered. It was just a thought.