Metal Elephant

This little guy is quite heavy for his small size, weighing in at 15-20 lbs. The skeleton was put together with a MIG welder; everything else was done with oxyacetalyne welding. I forged the trunk from a piece of rebar, using an oxyacetalyne rosebud torch, a hammer, and an anvil. Altogether, this piece required over 50 pieces of welding rod.

April 2006
13 x 7 x 9