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Popeye

We changed our mailbox decoration this morning, taking down the Tazmanian Devil and putting up Popeye.

We really love to make these decorations. We choose the designs together. My husband changes the image into code that our CNC computer-guided torch can understand and follow, cutting out the design from various thicknesses of sheet metal. My husband makes the piece that attaches the decoration to the mailbox with two bolts. He welds it on and smooths out any rough edges.

We wipe down all sides of the front and back with PRE, a spray that removes any oil on the metal and allows the paint to stick better. We then attach the metal piece to a holder in the shop and use a transparency we made and an overhead projector to allow me to mark the bare metal with a magic marker front and back with the design as much as possible. I then paint both sides of the piece and the attachment piece. Finally, the piece is sprayed on both sides with clear protective polyurethane so deterioration will be slowed.

This piece is tall (about 3 feet), so we added a rod vertically to the back before I painted, to keep gusty wind from bending the piece. I try to paint it so that any rods and the attachment piece blend into the design on the back as much as I can.

In the background of this picture, you can see our 6 foot tall robot holding our address sign welcoming visitors, and one of the two owls we have on either side of the driveway. They sit on top of the gate poles. Everyone’s eyes glow as car lights hit them at night. Farther up the driveway is a flying pig hanging down, a guard dog with a rifle, and various other pieces at the top. :0)

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Metal Sculpture from Found Things – Take 19

Steampunk Sculpture – Susan Beatrice – Bored Panda

 

 

Welded Scrap Metal Animal Sculptures – John Lopez – Bored Panda

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Metal Sculpture from Found Things – Take 18

Steampunk Sculpture – John Lopez – BoredPanda.com

 

Steampunk Sculpture – Karen Cuolito – BoredPanda.com

 

Steampunk Sculpture – Igor Verniy – BoredPanda.com

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Metal Sculpture from Found Things – Take 17

Steampunk Sculpture – James Corbett – Bored Panda

 

Steampunk Sculpture – Mari9art – Bored Panda

 

Steampunk Sculpture – Hulk – Bored Panda

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Metal Sculpture From Found Things – Take 16

Steampunk Sculpture – Igor Verniy – Bored Panda

 

“Cat – Gatto” – Steampunk Sculpture – Igor Verniy – Bored Panda

 

Steampunk Sculpture – Igor Verniy – Bored Panda

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Metal Sculpture from Found Things – Take 15

Steampunk Sculpture – Edouard Martinet – Bored Panda

 

Steampunk Sculpture – Arturas Tamasaukas – Bored Panda

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Metal Sculpture from Found Things – Take 14

Green Hand Sculpture – Bored Panda

 

Green Hand Sculpture – Bored Panda

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Metal Sculpture from Found Things – Take 13

i.pinimag-originals

 

“Crab” – Artist Unknown

 

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Metal Sculpture from Found Things – Take 12

Chris Kircher.de

 

“ShovelBug” – unknown artist

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Metal Sculpture from Found Things – Take 11

i.pinimg.com-originals

 

 

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Art from Found Things – Take 10

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Leo Sewell’s “Scotty”, mixed media (photo courtesy of William Benton Museum of Art)

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Art from Found Things – Take 9

“Paddlefish” and photo by Stephen Palmer.

 

 

recyclart – Natsumi Tomita

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Art from Found Things – Take 8

Industrial-Plummet-Julia-S.-Rasor

 

 

Leo Sewell via Art Propelled

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Art from Found Things – Take 7

Found Objects Sculpture Workshop for Children and Adults

 

 

Ginger – Assemblage Sculpture-robot dog

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Art From Found Things – Take 6

“AOL Search” – artist unknown

 

 

Colossal

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Art from Found Things – Take 5

http://www.flickr.com-Brian Marshall-Robot Assemblage

 

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Art from Found Things – Take 4

tripadvisor.com

 

 

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Art from Found Things – Take 3

dishfunctionaldesigns.blogspot.ca

 

 

Peter McFarlane-www.pinterest.com

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Art from Found Things – Take 2

Brian Marshall-www.flickr.com

 

 

ckudja-www.etsy.com

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Art From Found Things – Take 1

“Dutch” ~ Original found object art created by Laurie Schnurer in 2014

 

blog.energyearth.com

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