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Handmade Welded Steel Tiki Surfer
sgb45504
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Joined: Jul 08, 2014
Posts: 2
Posted: 2014-07-08 09:26 am   Permalink

First post, but I wanted to start off right.

Just wanted to drop a picture of my Welded Steel tiki that I completed. It is 32" Tall and is made entirely from recycled steel. The head and wave are constructed of 16 ga steel and the body made from round tube. He was hand built and the welds were finished with power tools and hand files where exposed. He is very heavy and I had to use a jig to build it.

Was a complete labor of love and I hope everyone here enjoys it!





Thanks,

SGB45504
Springfield, OH

[ This Message was edited by: sgb45504 2014-07-08 09:44 ]


 
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Greg_D_R
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Joined: Apr 22, 2011
Posts: 108
Posted: 2014-07-08 3:57 pm   Permalink

Mad skills. Anyone who has welded can tell you that is serious business. Also, great pose and action in the figure, he is shredding for sure. You gonna paint him, or let him rust?

 
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sgb45504
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Joined: Jul 08, 2014
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Posted: 2014-07-08 4:08 pm   Permalink

I appreciate that!

At this point I have a light clear coat on it. Trying to let it patina slowly and then put a heavy clear on it.


 
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Roadtiki
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Joined: Jul 15, 2011
Posts: 6
From: NJ
Posted: 2014-07-16 10:58 am   Permalink

Yeah man, that really is awesome. Keep going, you have talent. I'd love to see more of your work.

Dave C.


 
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cy
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Joined: Mar 10, 2011
Posts: 853
From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 2014-07-16 1:59 pm   Permalink

Nice work sgb!

 
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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2014-07-16 7:33 pm   Permalink

Very nice! I agree that you have capture the action of his pose well.

 
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