Dropping off “art”.
A couple months back, The Wife came home and asked if I could visit one of her co-workers to talk with her about an welding project. Being a not-quite starving student who is always up for doing something cool and different, I agreed.
This co-worker collects kitsch. From sixties memorabilia of all types, to funky furniture, ot old arcade games, this woman has a lot of stuff. She’s not a hoarder because she both buys and sells, but she has a lot of stuff.
One of the things she has is old hubcaps. Enough to spell her name out in six-foot letters on the ground. She wanted a “running man” that she could stand in her yard.
I told her that wouldn’t be a problem, had her select a bunch that she wouldn’t mind me possibly ruining, boxed them up and went to work.
It took me a couple weeks of two nights a week fab shop work to get it did and done, but the install was yesterday.
“Ben Bellevue” stands 8.5 feet tall and probably has Christmas lights on him by now.
He looks like this without his metal clothes on
Plymouth, Packard, Rambler, Oldsmobile, IH, VW, Buick, and Mercury. With Chevy truck knees and Ford truck hands.
Next up, she wants a couch with three hub cap topped “Space Needles” along the back. Probably sometime around March.
This quarter in Fab Shop I built this, welding screen frames for my “shop”, a fascia for a fireplace (which y’all will be able to see once the plasterer gets around to doing his deeds on the fireplace surround) and am ending the session by building a welding table like the ones we use in school.
I also want to get some time to build one of these.
I have the bowling ball and the bottle jack. Now I just need the time.