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An octopus I made to hold a painted shell for the lady. Needs tweaking yet to hold the shell. 

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A little more webbing between the limbs, perhaps?

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Not bad at all Das, I like it. Is it heavy enough to counter balance the weight of the shell? 

Frosty The Lucky.

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JHCC, I think it could use a little more as well. 

Frosty, thanks. Yeah it has the main weight over the hind legs it sits on and will have no problem holding the shell. It just needs a small tweak and I'll get a picture with the shell after work today. 

Thanks Gergely. I may try another one out of all one piece now that I have the idea in mind. 

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1 minute ago, Daswulf said:

JHCC, I think it could use a little more as well. 

Not much; just enough to make the legs look more octopus and less sea star.

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Thanks Tubalcain. 

Sorry Thomas, that's about 20,000 times out of my league. 

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Put a light in the body cavity and have a desk lamp?   It's very well done!

(Jules Vern was one of the first SF authors I started reading in grade school. H.P.Lovecraft was in High School...)

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Adding more to my already crammed brain there Thomas. Lol. There are so many things an octopus sculpture could do. I like the lamp idea. Which got me thinking of trying to forge one from a piece of pipe. 

The only problem is I'll never be allowed to sell any of them since Elizabeth loves octopuses ( octopi?)... tentacley things.... Next will be to make a punch or punches to make the suckers on the tentacles. 

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Making one of the legs from pipe to run the cord through for a desk light is obvious.

Putting an internal light, LED suggested for heat reasons, and drilling a lot of holes in the body as a night light.

Desk holder for a smart phone.

Soap holder for a bathroom sink.

Book holder for kitchen or desk (Seafood cookbook as an accessory???)

You are right, lots of ways to go with something that well done!

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That came out really nice, Das. That ought to be an attention grabber. Awesome work, well done. 

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That is way cool, Aric. Amazing when you look at the first pic how you got such a smooth transition from legs to body. Your lady will love that piece.

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I just eyeballed them to get them even around the body then welded them on, adding a little weld in a u shape between them for some webbing. The smooth transition is thanks to a tie grinder with a burr bit lol. Then some sanding of course. Then into the fire to shape the legs. 

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Beautiful work as always, Das!  It's especially nice when your work compliments her work, and vice versa.

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Thanks Olfart, yes the girl that painted the seashell saw it and thought it worked out great as well. :) 

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That is wicked cool Das. Those should sell like crazy!

Frosty The Lucky.

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Thanks Frosty. They should get better and hopefully easier the more I can make. We have already established the endless possibilities. Haha. Next one might be a jewelry holder. 

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