fine art

home & garden

jewelry

work in progress

videos

3-d printer
ahp tools
engineering kinetic sculpture
everlast tools
finish work & patinas
focus on art
how to create a sculpture
longevity tools
milling machine & metal lathe
public art
shop math: measuring & leveling
studio tour
tools for the studio
transporting & installing
weld.com videos
arc welding
bending & shaping
cutting & grinding
general welding
health & safety
mig welding
other techniques
oxygen-acetylene
specific projects
tig welding
tool how-to's

RECENT VIDEOS
  * The Best Way to Hold Work for Grinding
  * Does Aluminum Rust?
  * How to Set Your TIG & Stick Welders
  * How to TIG Weld Stainless Steel
  * How to Use Specialty Disks to Grind Aluminum Beautifully


more ...



"I am so impressed that you continue to create new and fascinating pieces.... I'm tickled by 'Tuned Tails and I love Rust Devil, a visual and aural delight."
--Gwen Henson, Tempe, Arizona



Bookmark and Share



< Back
Next >


How to Create a Sculpture, Part 10: Raising the Sculpture



A pivotal moment arrives. It's time for Kevin to move the sculpture Wherever You Go, There You Are from its horizontal position to standing so he can weld the panels he couldn't yet reach before. At the point of its move from horizontal to vertical, the sculpture, which will weigh about 1,000 pounds when complete, weighed about 600 pounds. This proved to be a real challenge. Kevin's gantry crane, which could have done the job, is not tall enough to lift the sculpture to standing. Extending the legs on the gantry crane meant it could no longer move through the building's 9.8-foot-tall doors. In this video, you watch as he lifts the sculpture using two engine hoists. About two-thirds of the way through the video there's a little excitement, but other than that, the raising went flawlessly. Click here to see more more about this sculpture.

Watch more videos now