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A few spare nuts.....


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I'd be willing to wager that there's over a million nuts in that piece.  I can't imagine how much work went in to all that spot welding, and then having to shape it all correctly to get the musculature just right.


Definitely more than a week's work, even if you add in a few hours of overtime!

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I'd take you up on that wager.  A million 1/2" nuts would roughly weigh 35000 pounds.  Even if that thing was solid steel rather than hollow form if would weigh less than that.  


If I were to make that I'd tack the nuts together as a flat sheet then form the "sheet" of metal as needed.  Weaving the edges of the sheets together so they looked good would be the trick.  

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That is an amazing sculpture. Not sure I'd like it in the loungeroom but you have to admire the tenacity of the sculptor.
So how was it done? If it was spot welded, he's a very neat welder! Maybe it's a fibreglass figure with the nuts attached? It would be interesting to know.

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