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Topic: Swingin' Owl Sculpture  (Read 1974 times)
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What a piece of work is man!

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« on: August 22, 2010 05:29:34 PM »

I made this metal owl sculpture last summer while working on my welding skills  Cheesy I gave it to my mom for her birthday and it now hangs on the back porch and swings (and creaks) in the wind. I just used various pieces of metal junk my dad had in his garage. And some soft, plastic-coated telephone wire.

Close-up of his face

Sexy owl body


Left wing

Right wing (a little worse for wear)

That wing is so bad because the criss-cross material is really thin plumber's tape...not the best material to try and weld Cheesy His head is a used saw blade. The wing frames are from an old light fixture. The wing points are pieces of a tin roof from our old house. The face pieces are from plumbing/light fixture supplies and I bent the beak with a vise. The body is more plumber's tape with the wire laced through. I should have taken a picture of his feet--they are thick metal circles that I wanted to get some old forks to bend and stick through for bird claws. I also gave him a coat of paint with some gold spray paint and stone-texture paint.

I like to call him Elmo because his face reminds me of Elmo from Sesame Street. My parents' dog is totally scared of him! He's pretty big, probably about 2ft by 3ft.

Thanks for looking!

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So I'm packing my bags for the Misty Mountains.

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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2010 11:48:21 AM »

That's so awesome! I love owls in any shape or form.

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