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For all you artist smiths, show us your gates, railings, signs, fireplaces, furniture, lights, sculptures, and any other artist work I have missed

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the 1st two pics are 4.5' tall and shaped with my concrete braker on my skid loader.  the third pic is big blue stem and is 12.5' tall.

this is a pic of one of the last railings i did sorry for the fuzzy pics.image.jpeg.a8b1c8f0798daf0447e2abe1ed0e6image.jpeg.2d2eaff1c5a9cc4541d4fe49d729cimage.jpeg.43c3d8a10c3d23daecb362ed4ac62

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Yea Dave thats real cool did you make it out of Stainless or steel what did you coat it with ??

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Nice work, Dave. That pic has gone into the "Inspiration" file.

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Thanks guys for the kind words:  I forged everything from mild steel, except the copper tubing that carries the water up through the flower.  All the metal had a good coat of primer on it and then the paint.  Water over time is hard on the paint.  It needs to be taken out once a year to be cleaned.  It has provided enjoyment for years and many people think the green leaves are real.  

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Lovely piece. Very clean lines which flow nicely.

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this is one piece of a larger art project I was involved in with an artist friend of mine here

theres 2 dragon fly's in this project & this is one of 2 -- 3 LG flowers &  13 ' of vine work for  both walls

heres some of the parts

i will try & find pic of installation  

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Wow that's some beautiful work there Iron Wolf. Are the dragonfly bodies made of welded chain? Would be neat to know what some components are. 

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Picked up some marble and granite remnants (Free) - they turn into nice little curio tables.

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OHHHH, I JUST walked past some marble remnants at the local Habitat Restore the other idea!  Why didn't I think of tables?

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I have a slab of marble I've been wanting to make a bench out of. That's inspirational. Thanks for sharing. 

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Nice work with the marble. Would like to know how you attached the steel. Marble doesn't weld that well.

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Made this for a friend of mine several years ago. The figure was split and forged, the load is concrete cores from a railing installation, tied with ss wire. I called it "The Boss", his kids call it "Dad"

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On 2/5/2016 at 7:19 PM, PVF Al said:

Made this for a friend of mine several years ago. The figure was split and forged, the load is concrete cores from a railing installation, tied with ss wire. I called it "The Boss", his kids call it "Dad"

 

That's really nice! What's the actual dimensions of this? When I first saw the picture to me it looked like corks on the back, so I thought it was small. Then you said those are concrete cores so it must be a decent size. I think I am going to try this out but for corks instead of the concrete cores. Good work!

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