|10-29-2007 01:51 PM|
|10-29-2007 09:25 AM|
|BoneHeadCustomz||Split tube, 16 ga.|
|10-29-2007 01:17 AM|
|home brew||That's neat!! Love the casket shaped grille shell which goes along with the skull. Is the front of that shell made with split tubing or did you roll your own?|
|10-28-2007 06:41 PM|
Still looking for the knife pics, (yours look great though).
In the mean while let me show you my grill, and skull,the lights are also turn signals.
|10-26-2007 10:46 PM|
Heres the ones that I made,need to do a little more buffing on them though,I need to finish up some of the other ones I have started
|10-26-2007 10:25 PM|
|BoneHeadCustomz||Sure, I don't have any digital pics of mine, they were pre digital. They are in color though. Now to find them.|
|10-26-2007 08:24 PM|
Can we see them? Ill post a pic of the ones I made if you dont mind me putting it in your thread.
|10-26-2007 07:37 PM|
|BoneHeadCustomz||Didn't make that knife, My Dad put that together. I have made a few though.|
|10-26-2007 07:14 PM|
Did you make the knife too?
|10-26-2007 06:22 PM|
|BoneHeadCustomz||Here is a better picture of Slim. His head is made from the inner fender from an old Ford pickup. I heated, and shaped the head. ( with a torch, and a hammer) The rest of him is justs bits and shapes of metal. He has a spring on his jaw that holds it shut. Something like this is just a matter of making the metal look like what you want. Not really much how to on this one.|
|10-26-2007 02:19 PM|
|10-26-2007 02:14 PM|
|BoneHeadCustomz||Moving on. This is a picture of a mig weld. I used .025 wire here. After you have mastered basic welding, the key is being steady, and acurate. Again, don't move on until you can do this, at this size every time. Being able to place molten steel where you want to every time is important. Besides being able to weld.|
|10-26-2007 02:13 PM|
That's what we're talking about
Thank you...I'm sorry if was a little forthright in my last post.
Sharing is where it's at,Here is a wiki that Jon and I wrote detailing a process using a material that I like to work with. The process itself is not the art, using the process to create what you want is. Homebrew said it well.
Using the information in that wiki a guy could create a part for himself that could be as small as a cupholder for his console, or as large as a complete car body..a few more techniques and specialized materials and you could build a 120' sailboat or an airplane. A guy is only limited by his imagination. (not you Boneheadcustoms...your imagination is very well developed. )
I look forward to seeing your process.
|10-26-2007 02:05 PM|
The breakaway from tradition comes at this point. The old time black smith would thin the section down where the nose will be. Then bend it back upon itself. It is much easier to cut the section off just above where the nose goes, then weld the cut off piece coming off for the neck. Then go back and re- heat the whole thing. Shape the nose, eyes, and neck, centerpunch the holes. Grind off the welds, heat and hammer the area afterwards.
(Maybe I should move this from the art section to the tech section.)
On this knife stand I twisted the rest of the bar and shaped the rest for the butt of the knife.
I know this is not how you make a skull, but you have to get past this point to continue.
|10-26-2007 01:20 PM|
|BoneHeadCustomz||Okay, start with these basic shapes. This starts out as a 5/8 square bar. Split it in two about 1-1/2 deep. Heat that in your forge, or with a torch. split the two halfs to a 90 degree bend, so what you have looks like a 't'. Hammer those to outer bars to points. Texture hot with a chisel. To be continued........|
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