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Old December 18th, 2008, 08:57 AM   #1
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My Dad's Metal sculpture

My dad is a metal sculptor artist, has been for some 30+ years. Just thought I would share his last creation. The train started its life as a 1930s or 1940s check writing machine.
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Old December 18th, 2008, 09:01 AM   #2
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nice build! he should build more and go into competition with amtrack.
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Old December 18th, 2008, 09:02 AM   #3
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That's sweet!!
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Old December 18th, 2008, 09:09 AM   #4
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wow! thats nice work.

did you get any of his skillz?
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Old December 18th, 2008, 09:16 AM   #5
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Thats cool
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Old December 18th, 2008, 09:23 AM   #6
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wow! thats nice work.

did you get any of his skillz?
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Old December 18th, 2008, 10:35 AM   #7
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wow that is really cool. I bet it looks 10x better with a descent camera though haha
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Old December 18th, 2008, 10:43 AM   #8
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wow that is really cool. I bet it looks 10x better with a descent camera though haha
x2 camera phone , my current camera took a dump.

maybe i will get one for christmas but i think im getting a wii instead.
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Old December 18th, 2008, 11:11 AM   #9
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Old December 18th, 2008, 11:23 AM   #10
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Old December 18th, 2008, 11:38 AM   #11
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Your dad has some serious tallent what does he do for a living?
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Old December 18th, 2008, 11:40 AM   #12
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retired from the steelcase for about 10 years.

more crappy pics comming in a min.

EDIT: couple more pics now.

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Old December 18th, 2008, 11:48 AM   #13
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that is a very fine piece of work
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Old December 19th, 2008, 12:23 PM   #14
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a couple more pics of the train, what it started out as then a few shovel guys.
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Old December 19th, 2008, 12:25 PM   #15
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ok its small! the first pics seemed like it was as big as a gocart
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That's cool stuff!!
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Old December 20th, 2008, 12:20 AM   #17
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AWESOME! That's incredible talent!

I visit family in WV every 4th of July and go to the Ripley arts and crafts fair while there. There's a guy that has been there every year for a long time that does stuff like this and I can't wait to get to his booth each year to see what he's done new. I bought my dad a small one for Christmas one year...

You have other pics of other sculptures? You should start a thread for them. I for one would love to see more.
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Old December 20th, 2008, 04:22 AM   #18
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thats great stuff. thanks very much for posting the pix.

its guys like your dad that inspired me to do what i do today. to this moment im still blown away by what these guys can do with just a pair of hands and some really ordinary tools. ive got many stories on the topic but i dont want to derail your thread. thanks -
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Old December 21st, 2008, 09:47 PM   #19
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Wow. That is seriously cool.
Wish my dad did something besides lay around on the couch!
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