Sunday, April 27, 2008

Giant Ant (Step 11) - you work 16hrs...

OK, so now the legs are really, really almost done!

This is a specially designed, adhesive backed stability strap used for high tech welding apparati, also know as 'masking tape'.

A quick inventory of parts and pieces for the ant head.

Here we are using a torch to cut out the shape for the ant hull, and boy, wouldn't a plasma cutter be great, right about now! Am I right??

A few last minute tweeks with the grinder.
fig. 1. Insert tab A into slot B.
...and voila!

Next we cut some old Coleman propane tanks to make the top leg appendage. Then a few patches to cover the holes up, and the ant body is looking pretty good.

And at the end of the day, we put the ant to sleep.

Here I am exercising just one of my many talents.

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