Metal Dragonfly

August 7, 2006 | Filed in:

Most of my metalwork so far has been pieces that takes many weeks to complete. This past week, instead of spending all of my metalshop hours on the bear, I used some of them to create bugs. This metal dragonfly took about 3 hours. He’s made out of steel bar and some welding wire. I forged the body, bent the legs with heat and wings without, and welded it all together using oxyacetylene heat. Here’s the piece page, and here are some more photos.