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Spirit Island Fan Art

I figured it was about time we created a fan art section over here. I'll start.

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Very nice.  What is it?


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Thanks. It's the minor power symbol. Also, I can put a tea pot on top and it keeps my tea warm.

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Wow, that's amazing. Can you say something about the construction?

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Well, I can ramble a little bit. Feel free to ask specific questions if you have them. It's all made out of cutoffs from other projects and found scraps (I even "found" the candle in a cupboard).

  • The minor power icon is plasma cut from a sheet of mild steel. The coloration is a heat effect applied with an acetylene torch (when steel is heated to ~300-600 degrees F, a thin oxidation layer forms; the color indicates the temperature reached).

  • The supporting elements are all forged mild steel. Some of them are welded to the top piece and some just wrap around it. I was going to epoxy them into the holes in the wood, but the fit is tight enough that the epoxy is unnecessary.

  • The wood is a chunk of hard maple. Maple is pretty light in color and I wanted the base to have more visual weight, so I scorched it in the forge. There was also lots of sawing and sanding involved.

  • The candle is a candle.

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Wow. Really, really cool.


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grysqrl wrote:

The candle is a candle.

Bwahahahaha! Now I know the secret!

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Trajector wrote:

 

grysqrl wrote:
The candle is a candle.

 

Bwahahahaha! Now I know the secret!

Hmmm. I need to be more careful about giving away trade secrets in the future.

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That is *awesome*!

Fun reading about how you put it together, too. My wife smiths, when she has the time - I'd ask questions about the forging, but would need to call her in to understand the answers. :) (I've taken a 1-session "taste of blacksmithing" class but that's all.)

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This is fantastic! Thank you for sharing!


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I'm glad you guys like it. It was a lot of fun to work on. Now I'm spinning my wheels on what my next fan art project might be, when I have time for another one.

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A 1:215'th scale replica of the island hand crafted out of Siberian beeswax anchored to a Jamaican mesquite baseboard. I suppose you could use local beeswax, but we all know that the Siberian stuff is the best.