1992 - Volume #16, Issue #5, Page #19[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Rural Artist Makes Junk MasterpiecesA 94-year-old retired cowboy and welder who now spends his time creating artistic masterpieces out of old junk, says his goal is to save as many old parts and tools from foundry melting pots as possible.
Rodney Rosebrook, Redmond, Oregon, uses steel wagon wheel rims as frames for most of his creations, enclosing designs made out of spockets, hay teeth, wrenches, flywheels, and virtually any other antique parts he can find.
Rosebrook spent his working days as a cowboy, welder and blacksmith. After retirement, he started to assemble designs as a hobby. When people who saw them started making offers to buy them, his business was launched. He even started taking special orders for people who had parts they wanted assembled into a special design.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Rodney Rosebrook, South Canal St., Redmond, Ore. 97756.
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