Found Metal Objects

Dirt Rider

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Dirt Rider

Hi everyone,

This was put together from a combination of found and made objects. The "Quad" was found on a local mountain, Its an old fencing wire stretcher. The "Rider" was made by building up welds over a frame. Its about 6 inches tall. Handlebars were the only addition to the original shape.


Got my gears turning...

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I have an idea for this...


Got my gears turning...

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I have an idea for this...


Making Bells

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My wife is driving me nuts about making a large scale bell or wind chime. I've seen some great work that apparently used recycled propane or gas cylinders/tanks. Does anyone have any advise on the process or even finding the cylinders?


Untitled

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Untitled

Wanted to share my latest piece. A very good friend has always wanted me to make her a Flamingo... So I did. It is made from scrap steel, found objects, wood. It stands about six foot tall and she really did like it - which made me happy.


" In The MIx "

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" In The MIx "

 This was something I did just to test ideas to see where it goes as you do.  Cheers Michael.Doodle In Metal: This was something I did just to test ideas to see where it goes as you do. Cheers Michael. Made from recycled metal with the help of oxy /act plant and large tip number 32, dipped in oil when hot ,wire wheel buffed, clear powder coated, not likly to fall over.  Hope you find it interesting, Michael.Candie stick holder: Made from recycled metal with the help of oxy /act plant and large tip number 32, dipped in oil when hot ,wire wheel buffed, clear powder coated, not likly to fall over. Hope you find it interesting, Michael."In The Mix"was made in 2007 and used found metal objects from early mining area of Western Australia however the two centre egg beaters where made in America in the 1890's, always interests how items travel the world to end up in very remote locations then picked up by myself and formed into artwork.


"Gears"

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"Gears"

"Gears" This is the side where all the welding action happed. View next image for front side.
Cheers Michael.


"Gears"

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"Gears"

"Gears" was made from found metal objects and recycled metal. It represented one years work for me and took over 100 hours to complete back in 2001. It was very trying for me to finish and nearly exhusted my skills to work with heat distortion of bending each 6mm rod onto the next. By completing this peice it lead me to using this material in other ways which have been very satisfying. Will post photo of the other side.


Mindscape

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Mindscape

"Mindscape" started its life from a 500kg pour of molten metal for hardened earth moving machines however two major things went wrong. One beening the sand mould didnot fix properly and second the box clamps can adrift then it poured out onto the floor to form a slab of metal about 6m long X 3 m wide,steam bubbles formed in the cooling metal as moisture from the floor tryied to escape.


Bicycle Express

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Bicycle Express

Made from found metal objects from Cue to kalgoolie in the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia. The three main pieces are the centre parts of the crank from early designed bicycles which were very important in the development of comunitions of the outback back in the late 1800's.


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