Friday, July 29, 2011

Here's the description of the components of the Pineapple Head

This guy stands about 22 inches tall.  So starting at the top - forged railroad spikes on a rear end gear from a 72 maverick, a valve from a fire engine with the hibiscus flower on both sides carved in with a die grinder, the eyes were formed by cutting slits in the eyes and getting the metal red hot and bending it out, then capping it with a thin strip of steel.   The nostrils are a plumbing fitting, and the body of the nose was shaped with a lot of welding and grinding.  The teeth are made out of a recycled trailer securing system.  and he is sitting on a flange from the rear axle of same ford maverick.  The patina is a force rusting technique that is then clear coated a couple of times.

Here's a link to my Tiki Central topic page -

Tiki Central

Monday, July 25, 2011

Check out the Tikis

Just put these 2 guy on the ETSY site.  Many hours went into them.   A labor of love for sure.  Enjoy!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

5 foot screen by Tia

This is going to be our new screen door!  Unless you want it.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

A little 3 inch butterfly

We'll be posting this guy and his 17 brothers and sisters on ETSY