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Old 09-23-2005, 09:57 PM
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Here's a few items I made earlier this year.
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Old 09-24-2005, 03:50 AM
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Here's a few items I made earlier this year.
Nice work I don't imagine those wrenches are Mac or Snap-on though
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Old 09-24-2005, 09:44 AM
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Nice work I don't imagine those wrenches are Mac or Snap-on though
Thanks! I started with my excess of Craftsman wrenches and once I ran out of those I started using HF wrenches.
BTW- The skull w/ the tongue is a key holder.
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Old 09-24-2005, 09:37 PM
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Here's a few items I made earlier this year.
How are those held together? Are they hammered, ground, sanded, what? They seem to have random little dips and curves and humps like real bone skulls. Out with your secret formula!
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Hey Grouch,
Thanks for asking. The face will start out as flat 1/8" steel plate and pound it with the rounded side of a ball peen hammer or the pick side of a welding hammer (the kind you use when stick welding) to give it texture. Then I'll use a plasma cutter with the help of a template to get the skull porportional to whatever size of wrenches that I'll be using.
Once the the skull is cut out, I'll weld the wrenches to the back side and weld either a stud or wall hanger and then grind w/36 or 80 grit.
The skull with the tongue has a polished stainless steel insert behind the eyes-to give it a little character.
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That is just cool! They all have character, though. That 4th one looks like he had a bad case of zits when he was young and fleshed. I gotta pass along a link to this.
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Old 09-25-2005, 10:44 PM
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Very cool stuff indeed. You could pick up some old off brand wrenches at a swap meet as well. Heck, there are piles of cheap stuff at swap meets to make stuff like this.

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Very cool stuff indeed. You could pick up some old off brand wrenches at a swap meet as well. Heck, there are piles of cheap stuff at swap meets to make stuff like this.

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Hey Brian,
I hit up the local swap meets once my stash ran out, but I found out that it's easier to go to HF and get more matching wrenches at the same amount of $$. I had sold a bunch of the skulls on E-bay & at the local swaps but it kinda died down.
I've been making skeletal steel fish skeletons in between working on my car, going to work and school. Making & selling art is really weird-some days you're red hot and somedays you best keep the day job!
Thanks for the input.
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Making & selling art is really weird-some days you're red hot and somedays you best keep the day job!
Thanks for the input.

Tell me about it. This table cost me $550.00, that was with only a $75.00 initial cost of the quarter and the bumper. I don't know how long it took me to do it but as I remembered I would need $1500.00 or so to make a buck. I put it on Ebay one time when I needed cash and it went as high as $1000.00. I came to my senses and thought, "I'll probably never do anything like that again". I kept it for my kids or grand kids.

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