I had some junk and then ....

tehutiAugust 5, 2010

Not garden junk so I hope they fit here. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them.

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sunnyca_gw

Very Cool! Jan

    Bookmark   August 6, 2010 at 12:44AM
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rock_oak_deer

Great job! Amazing work with everyday pieces. Love that angel. That veggie steamer presents endless possibilities.

It's fun to guess the other pieces, too. Besides sawblades, spatualas, washers, slotted spoon, seafood forks?

    Bookmark   August 6, 2010 at 9:56AM
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concretenprimroses

Wow!
Kathy

    Bookmark   August 6, 2010 at 11:44AM
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toomuchglass

That fish is unbelievable ! Well - the rest are great - but my fave is the fish !!

*******I would L-O-V-E to dig in your junk pile !
PS ........

Is that a shoe stretcher with the holes ?

    Bookmark   August 6, 2010 at 11:47AM
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tehuti

The fossilized fish uses a section from a shoe tree (stretcher); 6  8d nails, 11 odd-sized washers, a section of saw blade, a piece of sheet metal, and several different size scrap rods. The finish, beside the secret (ha, ha, ha,) application process, includes: paints, sealant, table salt, washed sand, and Spackle® mounted on a 20" X 22" piece of hardboard. Oh, did I mention the one ingredient I often over-look: time. This piece took about a week to make but the idea was "swimming" around in my brain for about a month.

Some parts used in the other pieces: bicycle gears, half-round glass marbles, sugar tongs (getting harder to find), draw-pulls, various springs, chandelier parts, and, of course pieces of redwood fence pickets. Occasionally I will make a part, like the spears in the last picture.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2010 at 12:49PM
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Purplemoon

Robert, I had to come here and see what you'd done. I think your fossil fish is amazing. But I like your Thunderbirds too. You must be part Indian to capture their essence so well. ;o)

    Bookmark   August 6, 2010 at 3:41PM
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rock_oak_deer

Ice tongs! I have some of those, but my work probably wouldn't turn out as wonderfully as yours.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2010 at 3:45PM
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Marlene Kindred

Robert, I really think you need to have a website my friend! Your work is really great! Love all of these too...glad I saw them because I forget to come to the T2T site!

    Bookmark   August 6, 2010 at 5:29PM
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toomuchglass

Boy ,Robert .......... you DO need a gallery of your own !!! I am just so impressed with your creativity ....
You'll probably hear me tell you that over & over ! LOL

Thanks for the "secret ingredient" ( time - boy I know how a simple project can turn into a monster ! )You are truly an inspiration :)

    Bookmark   August 6, 2010 at 8:54PM
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jaybird

You are an amazing artist!
Thank you so much for posting.
J

    Bookmark   August 9, 2010 at 5:51PM
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edie3

love that fish!!!

    Bookmark   August 23, 2010 at 8:53PM
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tasymo

I agree with Marlene, Robert. You need your own website! I recently started my own blog on blogspot.com. It's really easy, and FREE! I'm having a blast playing around with it. I especially love you fish skeleton, and the other ones remind me of Native American thunderbirds. Keep 'em coming!

Here is a link that might be useful: my blog

    Bookmark   August 24, 2010 at 5:49PM
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nonacook

I like it all! And would use some of it
in the garden/patio/porch area!
Thanks for giving us the contents list.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2010 at 9:07AM
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