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 bearings to be brazed giving a clean look. 

 The nose is 18 gauge metal bent around a steel rod.  The hide the welds, I randomly weld the entire nose.  I then grind the entire surface leaving part the welds showing. 

The feet consist of half spheres brazed to a ¼” steel plate.  The brazing allows for well defined line for painting.   

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