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   xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Feb 12 01:19 AM

Feb 12, 2009: Hotfoot's Bird

BusterB pointed out this colorful stainless steel bird.
It was created by a guy who calls himself Hotfoot on the Weld Talk forums, at the Hobart Welding Products website.

First he build the bird from a piece of exhaust tubing, a ball joint and a whole lot of stainless flatwear. Pretty clever.



Then the bird is brushed with Linseed Oil and Japan dryer.
Heating the bird with a propane brush burner causes the oil to change color from yellow to gold to copper to brown to black.
You can stop at any color and it will dry to a weather resistant finish.



The red on the bird is a reflection from the guy's truck.
I wonder if this bird will show up on the Antiques Roadshow, in 50 years, as folkart?



zippyt  Thursday Feb 12 01:38 AM

Verry cool !!



Trilby  Thursday Feb 12 03:37 AM

Pretty! Hobart welding is up here in Troy, ohio; right?



ZenGum  Thursday Feb 12 05:17 AM

Way cool.

I've long had an idea to make a fish sculpture using spoons as scales, and other cutlery for its features. This guy could knock one up, no worries.



Shawnee123  Thursday Feb 12 08:10 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianna View Post
Pretty! Hobart welding is up here in Troy, ohio; right?
Yeah! It's my hometown. I think i've mentioned before about my grandpa's lifesize welded man and dog in his backyard. He worked for Hobart.

It's a small world.


monster  Thursday Feb 12 08:42 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZenGum View Post
Way cool.

I've long had an idea to make a fish sculpture using spoons as scales, and other cutlery for its features. This guy could knock one up, no worries.
how about a tuna from tuna cans?


capnhowdy  Thursday Feb 12 08:42 AM

Outstanding talent. And original. I bet it would be even better on a much larger scale.



TheMercenary  Thursday Feb 12 09:21 AM

I'd love to have one of those birds. I wonder if they are for sale?



WillieO  Thursday Feb 12 10:55 AM

I've wondered what happend to that spoon I lost!



dar512  Thursday Feb 12 11:02 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by WillieO View Post
I've wondered what happend to that spoon I lost!
You are confused. There is no spoon.


xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Feb 12 12:02 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheMercenary View Post
I'd love to have one of those birds. I wonder if they are for sale?
It's a one of a kind, but yes he sold it. Apparently Hotfoot makes junk sculptures continuously, for charity auctions (full sized motorcycle with robot rider for Wounded Warrior), and gift shops in his area (southwest).


ron___b@mac.com  Friday Feb 13 12:55 AM

Personally I think these are cooler
(via http://digitalcomposting.wordpress.c.../20/art-break/)



TheMercenary  Friday Feb 13 05:49 PM

Beautiful work.



JuancoRocks  Friday Feb 13 09:26 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ron___b@mac.com View Post
Personally I think these are cooler
(via http://digitalcomposting.wordpress.c.../20/art-break/)
WillieO....... I think ron found your spoon

It's the one on the left front.......


xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Feb 14 02:24 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ron___b@mac.com View Post
Personally I think these are cooler.
Art vs Folk Art, to each his own.


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