Bird Tail

Bird Tail

I attached the tail on Bird today and finished applying spoons to the back side. Some the welds will be covered with spoons, the rest are "brush strokes"
Frank


Steve Parker's picture

Franks Bird

Frank, thanks for putting up some more pictures.
Your bird is fricken cool!!!
Maybe you can forge some feet for it. A eagle that size would have big feet and long sharp talons.

Steve


Frank Castiglione's picture

Claws

Hi Steve,
Thanks. The forged feet is a wonderful idea. I have no blacksmith skills however. Maybe some day.I contacted a local blacksmith and he wants to teach me though.
Frank


bigbob's picture

bird

Very nice frank ! why dont you use welding rod and build them up thats how I make most of my sculptures in steel................................................................bigbob


Frank Castiglione's picture

Welding Rod

Hi Bigbob,
Thanks. I'll probably do something like that.
Frank


visitor's picture

Sharp

That's a sharp looking bird. (No pun intended) Nice work.
Eric


Frank Castiglione's picture

Thank you

Hi Eric,
Thank you.
Frank


Paula's picture

??

Frank,
Can you heat and form some of the utensils for the feet and legs? If you've been using nothing but utensils, could you just keep going with that theme? Hey, you're the artist!!

Glad you posted more photos... keep-em coming.

Paula
Guthrie, MN


Frank Castiglione's picture

Rust y Feet

Hi Paula,
I honestly don't know. I'm down to doing the claws, so I'll experiment. I have a feeling that I will resort to mild steel and maybe wrap this with copper wire. Stainless would be best though.Fork prongs might make good talons.
Frank


Jim Cotter's picture

Go with the big salad forks

Go with the big salad forks for the feet...


Frank Castiglione's picture

Fork in the Road

Hi Jim,
Not a bad idea.
As Paula suggested, I tried to manipulate some handles into feet.I laminated three handles together, but they're still too skinny.I'll add some more. Gotta get a fire going in the shop stove first, its cold here today.
Frank


warren's picture

Nice bird

Frank,
Nice bird I like the way the silver ware all comes together to form the feathers.

warren
http://www.metalrecipes.com


Frank Castiglione's picture

Coming Together

Hi Warren,
Thanks. I was rather surprised how well some things worked out. Not all of it though. I think I created a few new words making that beak. I had just the right spoons and the buggers were of some kind of zinc alloy,Poof!I'm struggling with the claws right now.
Frank


warren's picture

Worked well

Yeah sometimes you just have to stand back and take a look and see what happens, and you look down on the bench and it is all laid out for you. Have fun making the claws. I made an eagle a few years back and I loved every minute of it, all 450 plus feathers.
warren
http://www.metalrecipes.com


Paula's picture

!

Yeah, i think part of the fun of what we do IS the struggle... otherwise it would get boring if it was all really so easy......don't ya think??? Who said, "if it were easy, everyone would be doing it..."... ??

Paula
Guthrie, MN