The Heart Progresses

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The Heart

Someone asked what those last pics I posted were about, so here’s where the welding images come from: Some friends of mine (You may recall a steampunk pirate ship I talked about helping build in my Burning Man posts) are building one of two giant hearts that are going to be installed in a massive art piece out at Burning Man this year, and I’ve been documenting the process (Because that’s what I do)

First Andy (One of my engineer friends) designed the huge plywood template and that had to be covered with wire….

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So we could cover it with paper mache’…..

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And then begin welding on the steel framework….

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And then start hot-gluing and welding on the steel designs…..

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And once that was done we cut off the panels in sections….

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And then scrape off all that hot glue by hand (SO LAME), and then burn off the residue with a blowtorch….

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And that’s where we left off last night. It’s taken a couple of weeks to get to this point and there’s MUCH more welding and shaping and wonderfulness to add. In the end it’ll have lights and all kinds of goodies, I’ll keep you posted as we progress 😉