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Looking outside this morning to see 4” of snow that’s forecasted to continue all day. Great excuse to catch up on some indoor work. #indiana #snow #bwphoto #backyard #winter #winterwonderland
Lollipop sculpture. Stainless steel and wood. ( 9” x 9” x 2”). Nothing very complicated here, just simple lines and colors. #metalart #metalsculpture #metalsculptures #interiordesign #livingroomdecor #coffeetabledecor #coffeetableart #primarycolors #desktop #indianaartist #weldedart #decor #decoration
My newest little desktop sculpture in the making. (10” high x 8” wide). #welded #stainlesssteel #metalart #metalsculpture #metalsculptures #interiordesign #indianaartist #indianaart #decor #decoration #interiordesign #coffeetableart
Making a part on the mill. #metalart #metalsculpture #kineticart #kineticsculpture #metalmilling #mill #machining #manualmachining #manualmachinist #mechanicalart
New supply of stainless steel disks just arrived and ready for my next projects. #mechanicalart #metalart #kineticart #kineticsculpture #kineticart
My wavy sculpture custom made for this space. All stainless steel shown here before and after painting. #sculpture #metalsculpture #metalart #metalartwork #metalartist #fineart #colorart #homedecor #popart #waveart
New refurbishment project. Found this Kelsey 3” x 5” letter press rusty and missing a few parts. Made in the late 1800’s, I think. Can’t wait to bring it back to life. #printmaking #print #printing #letterpress #letterpressprinting #letterpresslove #art #mechanism #mechanisms #mechanical #antiques #antique #refurbish #refurbishment #rebuild
Box of parts from a salvage place. Cash register parts, or? Very heavy duty in any case. Hint- brass bell housing. #scrap #salvage #steel #cashregister #vintage #gears #mechanical #mechanism #sculpture #artsupplies #sculptureart
This new project calls for cutting perfectly good wrenches in half. Most of these were garage sale finds, so I don’t feel too guilty for repurposing them. However, the bandsaw blade objected strenuously after the first few cuts. And like my scissors project, I learned that identical looking wrenches vary widely in quality (hardness & alloys). Fifty more to go! #metals #metalwork #metalart #metalsculpture #metalsculptures #indianaart #indianaartist #weldedart #welding #steelart #steelartist #outdoorsculpture #bandsaw #workshop #artstudio #artsupplies #repurpose #upcycle #reuse #recycle
Grinding on my Titanium rod to see if it actually produces bright white sparks as suggested by @savageharry_66 See for yourself! I would love to have a five axis cnc mill and make a miniature jet turbine from this part - but it will probably just be a paper weight.😃 #titanium #metalworking #metalwork #metalworks #metalworkshop #kineticart #kineticsculpture #metalart #grinding #grinder #grinders #ameribrade #knifemaking #blades #bladesmith
Sorting out some steel scraps and found this! The 2.5” piece is 28% heavier than the 4” piece! A little checking confirms that I have a nice Titanium rod here. Yes, it’s a little darker shade of silver-gray. #titanium #steels #artsupplies #metalart #metalsculpture
More experiments with interacting gates. This mock-up allows me to try out different spacing and heights. This clearly shows the effects of mass as the marbles pile up. If these gates are just a little higher, they will slow down the marbles but not hold them. Next is adding some bearings and counterweights to keep the gates swing longer, which might create some more interesting effects. #rbs #rollingballsculpture #mechanisms #mechanism #mechanicalart #metalart #metalsculpture #kineticart #kineticsculpture

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