Metal Yard Art

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Loren Jensen, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Loren Jensen

    Loren Jensen Active Member

    hello all,

    i am highly involved with welding at my school. i make a lot of different things, but i want to start selling my own yard art. i gotta try and sell as much as i can before the school year is over. this is quality art and it will be cheaper than store purchased metal art. will get back to this later.



    EDIT: here are the prices


    for 12" designs, $40 with no heat coloring
    for 18" designs, $50 with no heat coloring
    for 24" desgins, $60 with no heat coloring

    for heat coloring please talk to me about it.

    please e-mail me about these and/or questions at--
  2. Chef

    Chef New Member

    Loren: Can it be fly fishing related? Would love some small stuff.
  3. Rick Todd

    Rick Todd Active Member

    I would be interested in fly fishing related welded art. I'm building a place in Winthrop on Big Twin Lake and we really like metal outdoor art-the rustier the better! Rick
  4. Trout Master

    Trout Master Active Member

    Rick, if your place was alittle farther south lets say in grant county, you would be required to start off with at least two old cars, a bathtub, washer/dryer combo etc.
  5. Rick Todd

    Rick Todd Active Member

    :thumb: Jim-we did actually buy a 76 Chev pick up that we leave over there, so I already have one old car! (at least it works!) Rick
  6. Trout Master

    Trout Master Active Member

    (at least it works!) disqualified already ........
  7. islandfisherman

    islandfisherman islandfisherman

    Rick,Think about going to a Farmers Mkt. when they open,Anacortes,Oak Harbor etc.all have web sites with info on start dates and fees....Good Luck,Alan
  8. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew


    There is a garden art store up on 85th, thay have a lot of stuff there, you might swing by, check them out and see if they would be interested.

    Rick - There is a company in Ellensburg that does lazer cut on metal plate. Check our

    They cut a 20+ panel for mounting in my carport.
  9. Loren Jensen

    Loren Jensen Active Member

    thanks guys. i'll draw something on CAD tomorrow

    spread the word!
  10. Rick Todd

    Rick Todd Active Member

    Thanks Scott-I've been by that place many times. If silverbullet can come up with something I like, I would like to support a poor starving student! Rick
  11. Loren Jensen

    Loren Jensen Active Member

    please share ideas. i don't know what you like.. so feel free to share. and i'm sure you'll save money by buying from me and it will be better quiality. might not be as inticate, but i'll try.


  12. Steve Call

    Steve Call Active Member

    a spey rod out of rebar and wheel for a reel.
  13. KerryS

    KerryS Ignored Member

    Its the same in Sedro Woolley. Where do you think silverbullet got the idea for this?
  14. Salmo_g

    Salmo_g Active Member

    Silverbullet32 wrote, ". . . and i feel that this is an easy way to make some fast cash. this is quality art . . ."

    IMO an easy way to make fast cash is mutually exclusive of quality art. Sorry.

  15. wik

    wik Member

  16. Loren Jensen

    Loren Jensen Active Member

    yeah you prob don't understand that for me fast cash is about 5 months of work. as for quality, i'm not talking inticate bullshit, i'm not an artist, but a fabricator. this stuff will actually be welded. not a shitty little weld on metal scrapped from tuna cans. but i guess it's your opinion and your statement does make sense.

    and wik: that stuff is crazy!!

    mine will be a lot less intricate.

    Remember Guys!..I'm in Highschool
  17. Most guys that are starving buy a steak....This kid buys a new fly line.

    I have seen his work and most say it is pretty good stuff. Why go to a store and support them when you can support a high school kids fly fishing habit. At least your money will end up back in the fly fishing industry ;)

    I will have some in my yard for sure.
  18. Irafly

    Irafly Active Member

    Dang it if I didn't just shovel off all my flyfishing art.

  19. Chef

    Chef New Member

    Salmo_g: obviously you dont know what its like to be a student.
  20. Loren Jensen

    Loren Jensen Active Member

    ...with a fishing and hunting addiction. expensive sports. lol