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« on: November 15, 2009 08:02:55 PM »

Charlotte (my 9 year old daughter) fell in love with Hillbilly Healy's Metal Men http://www.popcornposters.com/catalogs/metalmen/index.html at the Maker Faire in RI, and has been wanting to make one since. We have been gathering parts for while and finally sat down this weekend and did our first (what Charlotte calls) Art-bot. It was a great experience for both of us, and we're both quite satisfied with the result. Thanks Bill for the inspiration!
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2009 08:19:09 PM »

How fun!  I like the bottlecaps for arms/legs, but what's his head made out of - just a glass ball?  And what's his neck?

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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2009 10:19:27 PM »

Ok, this is awesome.  I've been wanting to do the snack girl, but it takes a ton of bottlecaps, so I'm still saving up.  Great job.

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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2009 07:32:20 AM »

The head is an antique doorknob I picked up at an architectural salvage place. They are both a bit chipped, but I think that adds to the charm. The neck is simply part of the doorknob. It's attached with a bit of threaded rod, and a washer and nut on the inside of the tin-lid.

The feet are Doorknob rosettes (that were screwed into my basement door for some odd reason...) I smashed a couple of bottle caps to serve as washers to hold the end of the twisted coat hanger that forms the "bones" of the legs.
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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2009 02:53:08 PM »

That's so great! I love it.

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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2009 11:55:06 PM »

The head is inspired!
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