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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:37 pm

Will build a Tyrannosaurus Rex out of steel nails. He will be about 16" tall at the hip. And about 22" tall over all. And about 36" long. 10" wide. Will weld with silicon
onze. And the
onze will make up about 50% of the work when done. Why nails? When I was a kid. I seen a table lamp made out of popsicle sticks. It was a nice lamp. But the fact that it was made from popsicle sticks. Made it a unique piece of art.
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:45 pm

1st things 1st. I went to the museum in Atlanta to look at. And take pictures of the dinosaur bones. And by the way. The work will be a skeleton. Also, got some photo,s off the internet.
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:46 pm

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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:47 pm

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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:49 pm

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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:50 pm

I use a pipe piece and a hammer to put a little roundness in the nails
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:51 pm

I,ll start with the upper leg bone.
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:52 pm

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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:52 pm

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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:55 pm

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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:58 pm

I have started with the upper leg bone. As in the human skeletons I,ve done. And as always. I will do the head last.
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:15 pm

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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:17 pm

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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:18 pm

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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:21 pm

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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:23 pm

The upper legs are done. Will start on the middle legs tomorrow.
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Postby weirdpuckett » Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:19 am

Wow Johnny! I didn't really realize the extent of the detail and smoothness you could get! The first photos revealed masses of discernable nails but these pieces (finished) have come together and really look like bones!Great work!!I haven't seen this done before . .In fact,when I look at them,I believe these are the upper thigh bones that go into the hip sockets . . .is that right?
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:15 pm

Hi Mike, And yes they are as you see. And the thing that keeps comming in my mind. Is that 36 years ago I tried the ajax same thing When I got my 1st welder at home. Went to the hardware and got some nails. And a picture in a school book. I ended up thowing my welding helment across the shop and
aking it. LOL. It,s my 2nd. try. And this time things are a lot differnt. I,m beginning the middle leg.
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:16 pm

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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:18 pm

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