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Tentacle Door Handle by ou8nrtist2 Tentacle Door Handle by ou8nrtist2
This is a piece in FORGED STAINLESS STEEL with the suckers plug welded on (except the small ones near the tip) which were mig welded freehand.It was designed as a dramatic entrance piece (door handle ) to a restaurant. The owner of the suishi bar thought my price of $700.oo too expensive even though I offered to trade half the price in food.LOL, so I gave it to friend who appreciates it. It's perhaps relevant to note ,that not everyone is into ART or even recognizes its function and value in society. I've long ago stopped arguing with people who"don't get it"and prefer to use that energy on those that do...It does no good to flog a dead horse.
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Krystalchains Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very beautiful, I would so pay that price for when (if ever) I have a proper house to display such a great functional piece. I'm learning how upsetting it is to realize most people don't care about the effort that goes into the work one makes. It sucks, but at least you know you do great work.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional
It's especially difficult right now with the economy in the crapper.Nobody is buying art...
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Krystalchains Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ya.... that's why most of us have to keep some lowly day job so we can support our real passion I guess. Depressing but ohwell.
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Peaceofshine Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is really cool
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional
Thank you Cindy...
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MikiyoOo Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This got featured here -> [link] :iconkittyglompplz:
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional
Cool,thanks...
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MikiyoOo Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Anytime <3
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Industrialsteve Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very cool.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional
Thanks...
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glunac Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011   General Artist
It's a beautiful piece.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional
Thank you Gloria.
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Mitchel-Jacobsen Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Is plug welding a technique of forge welding or machine welding (MIG, TIG, etc...) ? excuse my ignorance, thanks :)
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional
No Mitch,
It's simply drilling a hole in a cover plate that's sandwiched onto another plate and filling the hole with a weld to secure both plates ,or in this case each sucker,to the other piece.The weld is hidden within the hole and is clean meaning there's relatively little cleanup or detailing.And the way I've used it for each sucker on the tentacle it's done with the MIG or wirefeed welder.
Did that explain or did it just further confuse.LOL
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Mitchel-Jacobsen Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Nah, that cleared it up, thanks :D
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littlewigglelure Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
Are you kidding me?! This piece is amazing!!!!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional
Thanks...
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KateStehr Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I completely understand and empathise! If I owned a sushi restaurant (hell, even if I didn't), I'd be more than happy for this to adorn its door.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Professional
Thanks
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bug-in-my-eye Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
I love this piece. My mig welding did not look very good, but it was my first time doing it. This looks wonderful though. Did you polish it? If so, what'd you use to do that?
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional
For stainless steel i use Scotchbrite in various configurations ,mostly the 7 inch velcro backed discs on an angle grinder.
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bug-in-my-eye Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
ah, very cool! It looks lovely.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Professional
Thank you...
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masque242 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
wow this is awesome!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Professional
Thank you...
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LocationCreator Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Hey there ~ou8nrtist2, I agree with your philosophy echoed by ~shanti1971, too. The artwork / metalwork you do is great!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional
Thank you Heidi.
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BeastWorx Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011   General Artist
What a great piece...
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional
Thank you...
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BeastWorx Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011   General Artist
My pleasure... I really enjoy the pieces that you create...
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shanti1971 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is a great piece , yep people dont understand the lasting value of good art , its an instant throw away culture we live in and I guess with restutants that applies even more - they probably wont make the third year because the beauty is in the detail , the love is in the little things . It is always great for me to see someone who has invested in a functional art pice - it shows they care and support local artists - always gets my vote . I ahve done a bit of stainless steel forging - such a nice metal to work with and lasting after done . Well done for not compromising , artists have to first and foremost respect their own work and know its value . Lovely organic piece ..:peace:
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Professional
Thank you friend.
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orange-pig Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Spanking hot awesome door handle. Woulda been worth the 700usd. I'd go to that sushi place and I dislike seafood.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Professional
Thank you Tarou for the vote of confidence...
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YaoiLover16 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
Lovely! I simply love it!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Professional
Thank you...
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YaoiLover16 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
You're welcome :)
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TahitiPehrson Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
This is really awesome
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional
Thank you.
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dollpartsdollhouse Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
pennies are a-savin' ...
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Professional
Wow!
You be HERE?
Cool.
How are you?
Where are you?
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blitzcattbabe Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
brilliant. just.... perfect!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Professional
Thank you...
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The-Orchid-Snatcher Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
This is just fantastic
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Professional
Thank you!
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Rayzerwolf Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
its so beautiful
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Professional
Thank you...
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Rayzerwolf Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
I would love to put it on all my doors if I could or atleast on the bed room and bathroom
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Professional
I often dream of building my own house someday with such little handmade contrivances at every turn...
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riju Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
wao . id really love to have one of these
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