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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:19 pm

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Postby Karen Berstler » Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:05 pm

I can't wait to see this when it's done!! So cool!
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Postby demac » Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:19 pm

This amazing will be watching this grow its really interesting how you are constructing this - would never have thought of nails and a welder.
How are you getting the smoothness of the upper thigh bones from the meshed nails?

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Postby johnwalkeasy » Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:09 pm

Deanne, Welding the soft and clean steel nails with the silicon
onze. Is like mixing sugar with water. The
onze will fill in the voids between the nails. And almost take the form of the void. And at the right heat. It will become smooth.
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Postby Erika Takacs » Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:10 pm

Very enjoyable process John. Your drawing on the floor made me smile. So sculptorish. :) We don't use up much paper, do we? What a great idea to use nails. But you don't show the step on what and how gets on the nails. Looks like
onze or copper. Maybe you could write a few words where there are no photos to illustrate the process. I'm looking forward to your next steps.
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:38 pm

Erika, The process I,m useing is tack welding the nails together. To try to obtain a shape of a bone. And when this shape is as close as I want to get it. I then weld the whole thing together. The welding rods I am useing are
onze. When the bone is done. It is about 60%
onze and 40% nails. And you can hardly see the nails at all. So what you are looking at as I am tacking the nails together. Is the spot tacks. Just to hold the nails to gether. And ofcourse when the piece is all welded. It has the look of the
onze. If sawed in half. You could see the nails inside. Most of the work I,ve done like this. I,ve done useing flat strips of 16 Ga. steel. But I find the nails much easier to work with. I always called this kind of work steel and
onze.
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:09 pm

Here I am making the little bone that is beside the larger bone on the lower leg.
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:10 pm

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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:14 pm

The other work on these bones.
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:15 pm

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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:18 pm

These leg bones are finshed for now. I left the ends undone because I don,t know how the legs will be bent at this time.
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:19 pm

This is how they look with the upper bone.
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:55 pm

Will start on the feet. The starting point will be the toe nails. For this I,ll be useing sheet metal. It will work well for the toe nails. I,ve made a paper pattern. I need 6 toe nails. And 2 upper pieces in the back of the feet.
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:57 pm

The steel pieces cut out and ready to be welded together.
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:00 pm

One toe nail welded together. After thier all welded. I,ll grain them out and give them as flat smooth finsh.
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Postby demac » Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:15 pm

Wow this is amazing watching it grow!!!!

How will you make it stand up on its own or will you need to use a third leg to support it?

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Postby johnwalkeasy » Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:26 pm

Deanne, I will need to mount this work on a stand. I really don,t like the use of a stand. But sometimes thier is no way around it. I might use stainless steel for that.
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Postby weirdpuckett » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:04 pm

Everything you are fashioning looks like the thing you are trying to fashion!Coming along . . .
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:05 pm

Have,nt work on it this weekend. Had to do some work around the house. Hope to get back to it nexk weekend.
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Postby oilpainter2247 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:56 am

john i can not wait too see more of this ........................ :D
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