Vent Registers

I decided to customize a couple of air duct grilles in my house.  To provide the support for the artwork, I welded a steel frame using 1/8” thick by 3” wide steel plates.  The steel frame would be attached to the wood framing behind the air duct  sheet metal.  

House Number

   The house number is 35 inches long.  The aluminum numbers are ½” thick and 5” high.  I order the aluminum letters with weld tabs.  Welding the number to the 18 gauge sheet metal made it difficult to paint.  Because of the lack of paint behind the aluminum numbers, there will eventually be rust stains …

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Bird and Rider

I original made the sculpture for attaching to the wall.  I like the way it turned out so I decided to make a kinetic sculpture using the same theme.  The bird has a wing span of 20 inches and the kinetic sculpture is 53 inches high.  The body is a steel pipe which I tapered …

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Lamp

The lamp is 29 inches high and is made entirely out of steel.  To aid in the finishing of the lamp I attached the little guy using threaded rod.  The Little guy was hand painted using One Shot paint.  The lightning bolt and base are steel plates that were ground using a 24 grit grinding …

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Paper Towel Holder

I enjoy trying to combine fused glass with other mediums.  The paper towel holder is a combination of welded steel and fused glass.  The fused glass required two separate firing.  The first firing was a full fuse for the cat’s head and eyes.  The second firing was a partial fuse to fused the cat’s facial …

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Horse and Rider

The horse and rider sculpture is 21 inches high.  The head is an 8 inch steel sphere with 2 inch brass spheres for the eyes.  The brass eyes are attached using threaded rods which were drilled and tapped into the steel sphere.  To prevent the threaded rod from spinning, I solder them to the head.  …

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Kinetic Sculpture

I use one of my Tonka Trucks that I had when I was growing up.  I left the Tonka Truck in its original state and added the rider in the back.  The truck is attached to the vertical support by a small steel frame which I attached to the bottom of the Tonka Truck.  The …

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Spike

The top portion is a decorative hand forged steel post top from King Architectural Metal.  I just extend the post, added the eyes, nose and feet.  The high gloss paint is One Shot Paint.  For the eyes, I like to recess the steel ball bearings into a partially drilled hole.  The recess allows the ball …

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Vent Register

I removed the original vent register and installed the custom one.  It slides into the sheet metal ductwork.      Test fitting the customer vent register before painting.   Welding the rocket to the vent casing.  The head and eyes are half sphere.  After the eyes are welded to the head, the welds are ground smooth with the …

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