Metal Yard Art

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

  1. mr. bad example

    mr. bad example Member

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    as someone who has been making metal art for nearly 40 years i couldn't agree more...
     
  2. Rick Todd

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    He wasn't doing sculpture, it was just a sign for his fly shop so it wasn't for sale. I would want it 3 ft tall or so, maybe on a metal pedestal I could sink in concrete. It could be any fly if one would be easier to fabricate. (although a chironomid would be kind of boring!)
     
  3. Loren Jensen

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    i talked to my teacher. he said this would be a pretty long project. i will keep in touch about it though..
     
  4. Kerfwappie

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    At least he's got gumption. Doesn't sound like he's glued to a video screen with a game controller in his sweaty Cheetos stained hands, putting a permanant indention into someones couch. An appreciation of true art will come with the experience of creating his own and the acceptance of it by others. After all, it's in the eye of the beholder.

    Eric

    Disclaimer: I'm typing after tipping a few.
     
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    Rick, break open the piggy bank and have it made out of Corten. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weathering_steel The product is aesthetially pleasing, and has a super long wear life.

    You could have Loren design it and get it built for you, still, I hope no one thinks I'm trying to run around the industrous young man here.

    ..a pic to show Corten for those that are curious:

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  6. Loren Jensen

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    do you always write that creatively after having a few brewskies?

    no worries man, i made this post for simple yard art, not custom signs and stuff, i am no where near that advanced yet. maybe one day.

    i will post my sketches tomorrow.
     
  7. Rick Todd

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    I looked at Corten as siding on my cabin in Winthrop but it was just too expensive for our two story 30' x 52' building! I agree that it is very cool. We do have a 10" x 10" 32' long rusted I beam supported by two 8" square tubes for our patio roof support and that is one of the best things on our cabin! My wife has been combing the metal recycler here in Whatcom County and has come up with several pieces of rusted metal that we have put in the ground over there-kind of "found" art. Rick
     
  8. mr. bad example

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    hey, i"m not trying to squish the kid, just reminding him that a little humbleness is a good thing to offset all the brashness.........anybody that enjoys working with their hands and their imagination is alright with me.time for some cheetos..........
     
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    Ditto! When you have something figured out, I'd like to know, as well.
     
  10. Loren Jensen

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    do you guys want like a solid fish with number cut outs or a tad bit more detailed fish with numbers hanging? i'll throw up some sketches tonight if i figure out my scanner
     
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    I dunno? I'll try it again and let you know.


    That's cool.

    Eric
     
  12. Loren Jensen

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    got a couple auto-cad drawings done today. will post up when i get home
     
  13. Loren Jensen

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    ok so here's my two designs so far. pretty basic, but i personally think they are kinda cool, but it's all about what everyone else thinks. what do you guys think?

    on the fish, i still have to do some work so it doesn't look as sloppy. when designs are cut out, they always look better on metal.
    [​IMG]
     
  14. GATOR9

    GATOR9 Hey you guys

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    Both designs look nice. They would look great on a wall or hanging outside. I can only assume you would make various sizes. Any thought on $$$$$ of various sizes?
     
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    I love the fly. Niccceeee. I want one.