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Hubcap Art Answered

This chap - calls himself Ptolemy - makes his living recycling hubcaps into works of art (mainly fish).

They're for sale through his website, but it's more fun to look at his work and figure out how you would do it...

http://www.hubcapcreatures.com/

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Spl1nt3rC3ll

10 years ago

Wow, those are incredible! So much better than my Springy the Ford Turtle. :P

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LinuxH4x0r

10 years ago

Nice! I want to try to make them

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Goodhart

10 years ago

Really cool. Sadly, so many caps lately are made from plastic.

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KitemanGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

So are these - the reason I posted this is because his work was featured on a kids' art programme I was watching with #1 son - we saw him make a seahorse, and the hubcaps were clearly plastic.

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GoodhartKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Oh I see......and here I assumed he was doing a lot of metal cutting, welding, and brazing... They are still very nicely done, though.

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KitemanGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

It seems that most of what he does is cut up the caps and then wire the bits together.