Don't Try THIS At Home!

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  1. Mar 24, 2009 #1

    rake60

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    If you know anything about casting, you know that a spill or splatter of
    molten metal is a hazard. All of the small industrial foundries that I have
    visited have a layer of dry sand on the floors to reduce the splatter effects
    should a small accidental spill occur.

    I haven't been able embed this video but here a link: Throwing Molten Iron

    Once again, DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME!
    Actually, if you did try that in this country, you just might find yourself
    being led away in restraints to a nice safe place where you could live out
    the rest of your years. ;)

    Rick
     
  2. Mar 24, 2009 #2

    Mike N

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    :eek: CRAZY! :eek:
     
  3. Mar 24, 2009 #3

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    That's not true, I added a couple of U tube vid's from a group called Iron guild on the east coast. They do performance art.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVNFuF76Sbk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVNFuF76Sbk[/ame]
    and their version of the Chinese blacksmith fireworks.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeDWRb2WPlM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeDWRb2WPlM[/ame]

    Just goes to prove that as Forest Gump said "Stupid is as Stupid does".
    The safety equipment isn't much better than, the sheep skin wrap and straw hat! From a turn out coat to a number of leather welding aprons tried around assorted parts of the body.

    The don't do that crowd won't step in, till a spectator in the crowd is hurt. Then the lawyers and do gooders will step in.

    From what I understand this kind of thing is quite common in the US at assorted iron pours that happen all over the US. I can't imagine a group getting insurance for something like that!

    There are a lot of their vid's and others doing some very unsafe things for the sake of Art ::) ::)

    glen
     
  4. Mar 24, 2009 #4

    ChooChooMike

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    Ya know, if it weren't for the Internet (now 20 years old, yeah I know it existed in older forms - Arpanet, etc.) we'd never be exposed to all this, errrrrrr, ahhhh, stupidi... uhmm art !
     
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    THIS IS ART ??? ??? ??? ???
     
  6. Mar 28, 2009 #6

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    Got to say 'It looks pretty cool' but then so would a nuclear explosion and I wouldn't want to be anywhere near that either.

    Just because something looks pretty doesn't mean it should be done.

    Did everyone else notice how far the splash backs went in that second vid.

    Guys were real lucky to not get some on themselves.
     
  7. Mar 28, 2009 #7

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    It may be the pinnacle of absurdity but don't kid yourself, there's money in that there "art" stuff.

    How about 20,000 UKP for turning the lights on and off?

    http://www.boston.com/ae/theater_arts/articles/2007/09/13/on_and_off/

    Think of the potential here, guys. Get yourself identified as an "artist". Make a two hour movie showing the cutting of a four tpi thread with a depth-of-cut increment of 0.001". Title it something like, "Commentary on the Interminable Progression", submit it to the Tate or MOM, win $50,000 for your work and buy all the machine tools you ever wanted.

    Metalworking as art. Its time has come. ;D
     
  8. Apr 1, 2009 #8

    Majorstrain

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    And those of us who work in the practical world just shake our heads and go wtf ???
    (please excuse my french, but I work at a university and see money spent on this stuff all to often.)

    Your spot on about getting on the band wagon and making some money. Just got to learn the lingo and hold the shampers glass at the right angle.

    Grumpy old man in training. :mad:
    Phil
     
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    Yeah, the real trick is getting yourself declared an "arteest". Then you can point to any old thing and say "That's Art" and people with more money than sense will believe you.
     
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    mklotz

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    I doubt that any of us are going to be able to pass ourselves off as "artistes". Randomly assembling odd shapes of metal with joints that aren't tight or perpendicular into a purposeless structure, bashing it all with a hammer and then intentionally rusting it instead of blinging it isn't something our psyches could cope with very long.

    Then you need to master the art of schmoozing to sell it. How many of you can picture yourself growing a pony tail and standing in front of your creation nattering on about how you were inspired by global warming to portray man's unrelenting conflict with the vicissitudes of nature? (Gee, on rereading that sounds pretty good. Maybe I could pull it off. :) I'm sure we have some expert BSers on this forum but I doubt any of them could rise to the level of pure, content-free, nonsensical trash talk needed to sell "art".
     

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