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Wood-Like Art Made From Metal
Ive been a welder for more than 30 years and can work with any type of machine or metal, says Malcolm Sullivan, who gets a lot of satisfaction out of working on clever projects in his spare time.
  One of his specialties is creating a perfectly natural looking block of wood with a stainless steel axe embedded on one end. Sullivan made the first one for his grandpa, who passed away in 2015. He posted a photo of the log on his Facebook page as a memorial, and since then it has taken on a life of its own. The British welder set up an Etsy account so people across the U.K. and other countries can now buy various items priced from $120 to about $340.
  A craftsman since he became interested in welding at age 13, Sullivan has a long history of clever projects to his name. Some of the things I work on are all stainless, and now Im looking into building animals.
  Sullivan says one of the keys to a clean finished product is working slowly and never cutting corners. If he makes a mistake in the middle of a pass, he starts over and doesnt attempt to fix it. Most of his smaller projects he gets done in 3 days and some of the larger ones require 3 weeks.
  My day job welding stainless earns a living, and the things I build at home are for fun. The exciting thing is watching whatever Im working on growing before my eyes. Welding still fascinates me as much today as it did when I was 13 and just an observer. I dont think Ill ever stop unless I get arthritis and my hands wont work anymore.
   Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Malcolm Sullivan (malcolmpsullivan@yahoo.co.uk).

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2016 - Volume #40, Issue #2