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03-21-2005, 09:54 PM
This is my version of liger zero X (a kids toy) he is made of stainless steel, and I thought he would make a great wall mount. I am considering creating a snake body, with scales and a rattle, to make a floor sculpture. Jay
03-22-2005, 12:08 PM
Does this have anything to do with the legendary Snipe Hunt (http://home.att.net/~coledon/snipe.htm)?
03-22-2005, 01:27 PM
Hey oddist! Yes it does refer to the legendary snipe hunt, I named this piece snipe hunting as if this was what I had caught on a snipe hunt. Only because no one ever catches a snipe, so it also means that nobody knows what a snipe looks like. This piece (to me) looks like a bat from the front, a cat from the side, I added a gotee to his chin, I am still adding a few things to this piece, like a crest to his head. also inside this piece, where the hole in the head is, is a place to put a tea light candle, so this piece is alot of fun to create, and when I have completed this piece, I am going to have him electropolished. I will post new pictures when I get him back from polishing. I thought this piece would compliment a large corridor, or one of them old castles in europe.
03-22-2005, 02:06 PM
Forgive the ignorence but what is electropolishing?
Snipe hunting was a little different where i grew up. Snipe hunting was what you took your girlfriend to usually at a lovers lane!
03-22-2005, 02:37 PM
Hey Tom! electropolishing is somthing I had found on the internet, looking at steel sculptures. As it is, this is my first piece to be electropolished, So the information I give you is basic for the novice. Electropolishing is done by submerging a piece of 300 series stainless in a light acid solution, and then putting a Anode on one side of the stainless, and a cathode on the other side of the stainless. And passing a current, across the stainless. As was told to me, the process will pull iron, and nickel atoms from the surface of the stainless, much easier than the chromium atoms. so it leaves a polished surface behind, loaded with chromium atoms, thus making the stainless very resistance to rust and other forms of deterioration. I do not have the infomation available, but you can find this information on the internet. also I used stainless as an example, you can have other metals electropolished other than stainless. I was told it works best on 300 series stainless steel, and not so good on 400 series stainless steel, and not to do it to bronzes, and aluminums. Jay
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