Gothic Half Pipe Made Out Of Forged And Welded Steel
Gothic Half Pipe explores the impact of architectural design on the perception of urban recreational infrastructure through the creation of a functional skateboard half-pipe designed in a gothic architectural style and crafted from hand forged wrought iron. ~ Brandon Vickerd
Today the Department of Exceptional Upcyling explores the fantastic life-size metal animals made by Iranian sculptor Hasan Novrozi, who welds his creatures together using countless pieces of scrap metal, including old car parts and metal tools.
This little buddy (Herman, as I lake to call him) was make from a thimble, screws, some twisted washers, and electrical connectors. He’s pretty small as you can see, and is best buddy to good ole Ralph. I’m kind of obsessed with this little dude.
I’m on such a huge LoK kick right now so don’t be surprised if I’m making a lot of fan art over the next few weeks. I haven’t made fan art for the AtLA/LoK universe in YEARS so it’s a lot of fun to revisit. Now I just need some ideas for some cute Korrasami themed pieces. ;D
WE BELONG TOGETHER Chemists can weld metals without a blowtorch. As seen in this movie made using a transmission electron microscope, two 9-nm-wide gold nanowires fuse together when they touch at room temperature in vacuum. The process is called cold welding. Because the wires are made from the same metal and have the same crystal structure, the atoms on the surface of one wire can’t differentiate between the gold atoms they’re connected to in their wire and those from the other. So atoms on both surfaces link up into a single piece of gold. This doesn’t just happen when any two pieces of metal touch because oxygen in the air reacts with metal surfaces to create a very thin layer of metal oxide, which interferes with this process. But inside the vacuum of the microscope, these high-purity nanowires come together seamlessly.
I’m SO excited about my costume this year! I absolutely loved Mad Max: Fury Road and just had to be Furiosa for Halloween. This costume is over a month in the making; I wanted to get each detail as accurate as possible.
I hand cut and welded the arm out of sheet metal and other objects around my workshop. The arm took me about a week total to weld. The rest of the pieces are made of hand-sewn leather scraps, clay, and foam.