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Here's a movement sculpture for the garden. She moves in the slightest breeze. The first spring I used for the body was way too soft to carry the head and arms and she was more inclined to touch her toes than sway as intended. I cut that spring out and found a beefier one, trimmed to length to have the best flex. The legs are a pair of bolt cutters, the head is made of gearbox bits and the arms are a long U-bolt. Fingers are piano pegs. The skirt is made from keys from a cash register, and her top is a pair of stainless coil things from a power line. I've done a few of these of vario
OK, here's a fun project to use up some of the scrap lying around. I found an old printing frame and filled it full of stuff. A couple of camshafts made sturdy legs. Not sure what finish to apply to stop it rusting. It's a bit hard to clean too with all the intricate parts, so I might bead blast it and clear coat perhaps. The last pic shows a close up - that's an inlet valve from an old Packard in the middle. If I do another one I'll try to use more long things like the kickstarter and the plier handle, as they help tie things together.
Found a couple of pairs of scissors and some ball bearings and figured they would make interesting bird heads. A few chisel point things off a plough and a bunch of horse shoes and I made these two waterbirds. Found an old clutch for a nest to stand them on and some balls from a ball mill for 'eggs'. A clutch of eggs you might say. The heads are mounted so they swivel and you can make various attitudes and expressions. I thought they would look good next to our fishpond, looking for prey with scissor-like beaks. And why Brazilian waterbirds? Well, that's what it says on the tail