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TIG Welding on Stainless Steel Sculpture, Calyx and Design Fun

The Voice: Hey Kevin. What are you doing?

Kevin Caron: We're still TIG-ing around here.

I'm working on the last bit of Calyx, a stainless steel sculpture that I've been creating here in the studio. I'm trying to get all the little boo-boos fixed on the edges, where I welded and had a little pop mark or a little divot. Now I have to go back and fill in all of those; then regrind it so we can put a finish on it.

After that, I'll be able to cut the bases off and get the angles correct for the way I want it to stand. Then I'll be able to weld it to the base next week and see how it looks.

The Voice: What else are you working on?

Kevin Caron: Remember how your mom always told you not to draw on the walls with crayons? Well, down here at Kevin Caron Studios we can.

I put some butcher paper up on the wall, and this is an ivy design that I'm doing for a customer who wants a home and garden sculpture for her front sidewalk. It's going to cover up a piece of bare concrete wall. It's going to be made out of the same textured steel that I used for Tenacity on the front porch. You can see that on my website.

I hope to get that started sometime next week.

I've also been playing around with the English wheel, which is a metal shaping tool. I'm trying to work on my technique for the cheese sculpture that I'm creating for a contemporary art show. Still trying to get that steel to bend just the right way I want it to.

So, we're still playing around, having fun making things.

Right now I've got to get back to doing what I'm doing here. It's getting hot out.

We'll see you next week. Bye.

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