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Kilroy IS here



Gadget
06-29-2011, 02:24 PM
I cut Mr. Kilroy out of an old computer case today. The trick was welding the very thin material. I did ok, not pretty but it holds. Used a 1/32 tungsten, set the pedal pot on 8 and went at it. I should have thinner filler rod for something like this.

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KHK
06-29-2011, 05:32 PM
Looks good!!

Nick
06-30-2011, 07:45 PM
Considering the pot metal a lot of the import cases are rolled out of, well played. ^_^

How far off dressing the edges and paint?

arandall
07-01-2011, 01:47 AM
Looking good Gadget. I like the way it is constructed to sit over the top of the fence with no fasteners.

Bluesman
07-01-2011, 07:14 AM
Very creative! Did you make it for yourself or for someone else?

Gadget
07-01-2011, 08:04 AM
I painted Mr. Kilroy and he is proudly hanging on my fence where he will stay (hopefully no one takes him) I have some ideas for more that I can make in production line fashion if there is an interest around the neighborhood.
I wondered what my wife would think of him. As I was hanging him she knocked on the window and pointed to him as she was laughing hysterically. She said make the next one a bit bigger so I guess she likes him.

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Nick
07-01-2011, 12:40 PM
(hopefully no one takes him)

Short wood screw into the fence plank? I know the scrap vultures grab nearly everything, but that might buy enough time for a car driving by to scare them off. :D

odleo
07-03-2011, 11:33 PM
Dan, Kilroy looks good hanging on the fence. I do agree with your wife make the next one bigger

Gadget
07-04-2011, 06:52 AM
I have to get a bigger sheet to cut from but will be making a few more. They will be bigger.

Nick
07-04-2011, 05:20 PM
If you've got a good junkyard nearby, the sides of white service vans would make for some ridiculously cheap sheet metal ;)

Pretty sure a friend took the whole side off of one for about $10, just rolled it up and set it in the trunk. (wide, and loosely rolled)

Gadget
07-04-2011, 08:51 PM
Don't have a scrap yard anywhere near here, it shut down years ago. I'm keeping my eye open for cast off washers and driers.

Nick
07-04-2011, 11:04 PM
Don't have a scrap yard anywhere near here, it shut down years ago. I'm keeping my eye open for cast off washers and driers.

Not to knock the area, but good lord there were rusting time capsules everywhere. (And this was 15+ years ago) . I'll have to keep an eye out in my old stomping grounds. :D

When the limo driver crashed, I drove past Federov's place every day. The limos and exotics were unreal.