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    A Metal Elephant -update-page 2

    This is my latest project.I've been working on the beast for about three and half months. It's made out of automobile transmission parts, electrical conduit, pipe, rod and sheet steel It's about 36 inches high and 36 inches long and weighs about 80 to 90 pounds. It's definitely the heaviest sculpture I've made so far and it's also the most dangerous. It's almost crushed my hand twice.
    I made the elephant to fit into the "Timmy" universe
    My thinking is that it would act as a forklift, lifting loads with its tusks and holding them in place with it's trunk.
    All the joints move and lock in place, turning a gear on the elephant's side winds a cable around a shaft which raises and lowers the trunk and the ears move back and forth and can fan out (to dissipate heat).
    I realize the last shot is a bit goofy, I did it to show the elephant's range of motion.
    All feedback is good, let me know what you think.


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    Last edited by andrewchase; November 9th, 2008 at 04:16 PM. Reason: updating title
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