Sculpture Journal 6/23

Uprising

Uprising

Did I mention the rain?  Well, Maura was a sport and came to help me in a fine drizzle rain-thank you!!!  Otherwise I probably would not have gone out.

first 2 curves are bend

first 2 curves are bend

It worked out great.  She helped me bend the last 2 feet of the longest curve and then tacking it onto the circle, as well as the next curve.  Once they were tacked at the bottom I tipped everything over and ground an angle on both pieces to join them in the tip.  I first contemplated cutting angles with the cutting torch, but the cut would have required a lot of grinding anyway, so I opted for only the grinding.  I ended up having to do a lot of filling, but it is tight.  While I was in welding mode, I completed the bottom circle.  The curves flow great together and the piece stands very securely.  I’ll see if I can get the other 3 curves fine turned and attached  by myself.  Although help is always appreciated.

....and welded together at the top and to the circle

....and welded together at the top and to the circle

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