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I love making things from old stuff, and I admire the guys and gals who can do it well. I see too many of the soda can bi-planes and bird houses with license plate roofs, and always try to find new ideas.

I was shown this picture this morning, and might have to try this over the winter months. It reminded me a lot of some of the stuff one of our former members (BobJ3) used to do. He used old garden tools and such, but I know I could get 8 lbs of spoons for nothing at garage sales....


Anyone done anything like this one?
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Not my thing, but that looks pretty neat

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Yard art. I've seen similar, but not my cuppa, no interest in making stuff like that at all. But my older son has made some pieces, none with spoons, and has no problem selling them for $40 a pop. He complains about not having enough money, but doesn't make this stuff often. Here's a few examples, not of his work, but stuff I saved to forward to him for inspiration. Do a search for yard art images and you'll get a whole load of them.
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Something like these is more of what I want for my yard.
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Way kool Doug...

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Yea that looks pretty neat.
I don't do much stuff like that either but once in the while my wife gets a crazy idea and I have to make it for her. lol
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The fork tines make great fingers.

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Nice. If you try it stay away from good stainless silverware. The cheap dollar store stuff should work good for you. Stainless is very hard to bend and it discolorers if you heat it. I tried making spoon rings from stainless. I thought they would be reasonable and look nice people where always asking for them at shows. The stainless is just to hard to work. I have made some rings from sterling but to costly for tramp art. The sterling silverware is getting hard to find everyone scraped it for the silver. Sounds like fun.
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Adds a whole no meaning to “spoon bending”. ��

That type of art work commands a good price in the local farmer’s and craft markets around here. In fact there is one annual show that features only scrap art. Always fun to tour but as others have said, not my cuppa.

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