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Large rolling ball sculpture "Opportunity" completed [Jun. 21st, 2013|09:37 pm]
Fun With Metal! Welding is Fundemental!

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[gearhead69]
This is a bit of a notable occasion. There have been several times that I've posted here with photos of my progress in learning to weld and moving forward with my TIG welding skills designing and creating kinetic art. After all this posting, I finally have the completed piece to present, the piece that has occupied so much of my free time for the past year and a half! It measures over 52" tall, 33" wide, and 11" deep. The 1-inch glass marbles are carried to the top via an electrically driven chain lift. Not only does it have over 52 feet of wavy, curvy, twisty track made of 1/8" steel rod, but there are also four tone-emitting ball drops, a chime two spirals, a coil and three 360-degree loops! Check it out and let me know what you think. All questions and comments are welcome.

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[User Picture]From: zombietojo
2013-09-19 08:18 am (UTC)
very cool! congrats
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[User Picture]From: gearhead69
2013-10-13 02:44 am (UTC)
Thanks very much, zombie!
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