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Garden Art
« on: January 29, 2017, 07:15:14 PM »
I saw one of these in a local garden shop, so I had a scrounge through my junk for a spade, a hammer head and some washers.    This is the result, which I quite like.

(I can't work out why the image does not display the right way up..)
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Re: Garden Art
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2017, 07:40:28 PM »
 ++.  Good find.  With all of the toys in your shed this would be easy for you
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Re: Garden Art
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2017, 07:51:33 PM »
Looks good.

Hopefully this is right way up.


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Re: Garden Art
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2017, 07:55:14 PM »
I played with it using paper artist on the Samsung tablet.

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Re: Garden Art
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2017, 08:27:45 PM »
cool!

could ask for at least three hunnid at the Sydney Hipster markets!

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Re: Garden Art
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2017, 12:56:14 PM »
That is a clever idea
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Re: Garden Art
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2017, 04:18:25 PM »
Good idea. Do a great job of trimming your fingernails.  I always get worried when I use grinders of any description.       
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Re: Garden Art
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2017, 05:56:18 PM »
Just for fun, here's another piece of what is classified as "Garden Art".   My dragonfly is made from a coach bolt, some nuts, and four butter knife blades.
This kind of stuff is a lot of fun when it turns out right.  I've previously copied stuff, but this was an original design.  :thumbsup
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Re: Garden Art
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2017, 05:59:40 PM »
Nice

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Re: Garden Art
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2017, 06:35:34 PM »
Neat welding and good concept. 
The disk set up is very useful for fine work.  I use a belt sander with a sanding disk to do similar jobs but yours is great for fine cutting.
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Re: Garden Art
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2017, 12:49:59 AM »
Cool & Clever

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Re: Garden Art
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2017, 10:41:57 AM »
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wow  :grin Pete, you got talent there in your art , mate :thumb
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Re: Garden Art
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2017, 12:22:03 PM »
With this GARDEN ART stuff, I reckon it's important to easily identify the components, but also to be able to easily recognize what they are representing in the finished object.
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Re: Garden Art
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2017, 12:49:59 PM »
With this GARDEN ART stuff, I reckon it's important to easily identify the components, but also to be able to easily recognize what they are representing in the finished object.

Now there's an interesting philosophy.  It's meant to appeal to everyone- the "deconstructionists" among us, the arty-folk and those who like something quirky for their garden.
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Re: Garden Art
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2017, 03:16:30 PM »
Here's another, made from a car coil spring and a tap.  It's just a bit of fun. 
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Re: Garden Art
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2017, 03:57:37 PM »
That's all very well...but how does your family now butter their toast and....why does your car lean on one side eh? :OldMan
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Re: Garden Art
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2017, 05:23:52 PM »
Is this what I will have to do with my spare time when I finally retire  :grin
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Re: Garden Art
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2017, 10:00:58 AM »
Is this what I will have to do with my spare time when I finally retire  :grin

First you have to come up with a visual pun...

Nah- go riding!    :grin
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Re: Garden Art
« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2017, 02:21:50 PM »
Here's another, made from a car coil spring and a tap.  It's just a bit of fun.

Why not?  Spring is just around the corner.

 

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Re: Garden Art
« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2017, 02:28:22 PM »
Here's another, made from a car coil spring and a tap.  It's just a bit of fun.
It would be great to have water running out of it in a solar powered fountain.

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« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2017, 02:33:52 PM »

It would be great to have water running out of it in a solar powered fountain.


Nup.  They have to conserve every bit of green energy they can in SA.     :p
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Re: Garden Art
« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2017, 12:28:28 PM »
Just for fun, here's another piece of what is classified as "Garden Art".   My dragonfly is made from a coach bolt, some nuts, and four butter knife blades.
This kind of stuff is a lot of fun when it turns out right.  I've previously copied stuff, but this was an original design.  :thumbsup
Clever Pete   :thumb It could also be used to butter four pieces of toast at a time  ;-* :grin
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Re: Garden Art
« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2017, 12:35:36 PM »
My Door Stop

I needed a door stop, so this is what I came up with.   It's an old elastic side boot from the local Vinnies, filled with concrete and fitted with a manila rope loop handle.
It works a treat and I reckon it's a lovely rustic looking piece.
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« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2017, 01:18:19 PM »
Thats  cool.
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Re: Garden Art
« Reply #24 on: December 15, 2017, 04:14:50 PM »
Very artistic.   Great use for old items.
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