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Sea Serpent

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Just practicing making animal heads, this was a dragon head and since it was already a nice bar of steel I decided to make it a sea Serpent. The biggest problem was welding on the flippers, they really didn't want to go and one of them fell off as I was 90% done. This difficulty in material handling has promoted me to begin making split tongs, so I can hold material in two seperate places while being able to forge weld in between them though that's probably for tomorrow.

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Cool iron poet. Hmm... The Iron Poet can't come up with a name? How about serpy? Nice work.  I'm no poet :) 

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6 minutes ago, Daswulf said:

Cool iron poet. Hmm... The Iron Poet can't come up with a name? How about serpy? Nice work.  I'm no poet :) 

When I forge it's like poetry, I'm unfortunately unskilled in the actual poetic arts.

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ok, Serpy it is! lol. I love naming things with character. vehicles, tools, Things, whatever. don't like to watch myself work, just like doing it. I can see what you mean tho.

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John,

If you are "just that old" you are in good company. Namely ME!!. And I suspect, many others.

Yes I remember Cecil the seasick sea serpent.

Fond,   long ago memories.

SLAG.

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You mean Sherry Lewis and Lambchop? Yeah, old enough to have watched them too.

But I won't mention Wanda Wanda or JP Patches (local TV personalities).

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Diver Dan from the Marionette kid show days (along with Fireball XL5)

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I'm not familiar with Diver Dan. Did he have a Lambchop character too?

I remember watching Lloyd Bridges and Sea Hunt

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Diver Dan was another marionette kids show That I used to watch in the early 1960's just outside of Washington DC.  Unfortunately I can still sing some of the theme song for it....

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Beany and Cecil the seasick sea serpent a favorite how about "Mr. Wizard?" Help Mr. Wizard, I don't want to be a (whatever that episode was) anymore! "Johnny Quest?" 

Ah the marionette shows. Fireball XL5! How about "Supercar?" 

How about "Rocket Man?" "Flash Gordon?" George Reeves as "Superman?" There were earlier series but they were short lived and before my time. Noel Neill  who played Lois Lane was in one of the earlier series and was cast untill recently. She appeared as Lois Lane's mother in one of the recent movies. Remember the '50s Batman attempts? The '60s version was . . . "Holy gag reflex Batman!" silly.

I'm blanking on the puppet shows. "Jerry Mahone" and ? There must've been 6 or more? Which puppet had really ORANGE hair Like you see on a safety vest orange. 

"Soupy Sales!" Live Television at it's best! We used to watch just to see if the crew could get him to break and laugh or say soething to get him taken off the air. That happened a couple times. Great television. 

Frosty The Lucky.

 

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I was a big Jonny Quest fan and even like the recent Venture Brothers take on how such a childhood might warp one

Batman and Robin, the Adam West version; The Avengers---with Emma Peel of course, Wild Wild West, The man from U.N.C.L.E.

All on TV alongside the Vietnam War...

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Not so sure about the Emma Peel of course bit....I also had a soft spot for Purdy...wasn't too dismissive of Honor Blackman either.

Mind you I did see Diana Rigg play Viola in Twelth Night at the RSC at Stratford on a school trip. Made a great impression which has lasted.

Alan

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I saw her in the movie "Theater of Blood".....

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