Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-19-07, 12:33 PM   #1
permanentjaun
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
permanentjaun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 1,713
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Any metal welders/sculpters out there?

Howdy,

I'm looking to learn how to weld so I can get into metal sculpting. My questions are:

1. Any else on BF ever make any metal scultpures? If so, mind sharing your pieces?

2. Welding only goes so far. How does one make a scultpure like this, which is very detailed?

permanentjaun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-07, 12:38 PM   #2
BLIMP
automobile gravitron
 
BLIMP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: event horizon
Bikes: Kona Blast, Scwinn Traveler, Older Stumpjumper, Lemond Maillot Juane, Surly Crosscheck
Posts: 216
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That looks like a poured bronze cast. Detailed after it was removed from its mold.

My only experience with welding is arc welding steel tubing to build sets for a college theatre. I won't be much help.
BLIMP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-07, 12:53 PM   #3
DannoXYZ 
Senior Member
 
DannoXYZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Saratoga, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 11,600
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yeah, the lion was probably sculpted out of clay first to make a cast.

As far as welding goes, it's a means to an end for me. I've only done it when needed to build/fix bikes, motorcycles. Fabricated suspensions and roll-cages for race cars. Nothing artsy really.
DannoXYZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-07, 12:58 PM   #4
wethepeople
Long haired freak.
 
wethepeople's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Still stuck in hell.
Bikes: 2011 SE Old Man Flyer.
Posts: 6,280
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thats cast for sure.
__________________

"the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."

wethepeople is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-07, 01:00 PM   #5
permanentjaun
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
permanentjaun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 1,713
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DannoXYZ View Post
Yeah, the lion was probably sculpted out of clay first to make a cast.

As far as welding goes, it's a means to an end for me. I've only done it when needed to build/fix bikes, motorcycles. Fabricated suspensions and roll-cages for race cars. Nothing artsy really.
That would make sense to make it out of clay first.

Got any pics of your cages? I'm looking to build a truck sometime within a year I'd say. Not to change this into a car building thread though. Whats the best way to learn to weld? Take a class? Offering a case of beer to a buddy that welds?
permanentjaun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-07, 01:07 PM   #6
BLIMP
automobile gravitron
 
BLIMP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: event horizon
Bikes: Kona Blast, Scwinn Traveler, Older Stumpjumper, Lemond Maillot Juane, Surly Crosscheck
Posts: 216
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Both are good ways. I learned at work. The case of beer is probably a whole lot cheaper and more enjoyable if your buddy is genuinely knowledgeable.
BLIMP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-07, 01:08 PM   #7
DannoXYZ 
Senior Member
 
DannoXYZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Saratoga, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 11,600
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hmm, pics are on my home computer, might dig those out later.

As for learning how to weld, check your local city-college. They typically have lots of night & vocational classes on welding. Start with gas oxy/acetylene welding for historical reasons, then move onto MIG & TIG welding. MIG's easiest and quickest to pick up for home welder and gives good results. TIG requires more practice and skill, but provides the nicest and strongest welds.
DannoXYZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-07, 02:18 PM   #8
Jynx
.....
 
Jynx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Long Island
Bikes: 2006 Cannondale CAAD8
Posts: 4,816
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Not me but I had this pic saved. He actually made that manifold and the flower. Ill see if I can find the rest of the flowers he made too.

Jynx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-07, 06:17 PM   #9
Serendipper 
(((Fully Awake)))
 
Serendipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: ~Serenading with sensous soliloquies whilst singing supple sentences that are simultaneously suppling my sonnets with serenity serendipitously.~ -Serendipper
Bikes: Guerciotti Pista-Giant Carbon-Bridgestone300- Batavus Type Champion Road Bike, Specialized Hardrock Commuter, On-One The Gimp (SS Rigid MTB/hit by a truck)- Raleigh Sports 3-speed,Gatsby Scorcher, comming soon...The Penny Farthing Highwheel!
Posts: 5,597
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The lion was cast with the lost wax technique.


I sculpt.
__________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________

無上甚深微妙法 .... 百千萬劫難遭遇..... 我今見聞得受持
Serendipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-07, 06:33 PM   #10
permanentjaun
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
permanentjaun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 1,713
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Serendipper View Post
The lion was cast with the lost wax technique.


I sculpt.
Got any pics of your work?
permanentjaun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-07, 04:03 PM   #11
p4nh4ndle
coffeeeeee
 
p4nh4ndle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: somewhere in Pennsyl-tucky
Bikes: all that I ride
Posts: 238
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jynx View Post
Not me but I had this pic saved. He actually made that manifold and the flower. Ill see if I can find the rest of the flowers he made too.

alright, it's turbo-Jesus!
p4nh4ndle is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:22 PM.