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Offline Festool USA

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Where do old wrenches go?
« on: December 11, 2013, 09:24 AM »
Thought I'd share this cool article...

http://www.thereusepeople.org/content/australian-sculptor-works-wonders-wrenches

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Many of us have great stories about the different and unique ways we or others have reused things. The following case involves the ingenious reuse of countless numbers of a single type of common item—wrenches.

One of our TRP advisors forwarded to me a series of photos of sculptures made from nothing but wrenches. I suspect it was one of those “Can you believe this?” items making rounds on the web. The artist is John Piccoli of Victoria, Australia. Locally, he is known as “The Spanner Man.” Spanner is the British and Australian word for what Americans call a monkey wrench.

Thirty years ago Piccoli began making small garden sculptures from wrenches he had collected. Today he is creating large statues and garden art pieces that qualify for museums. Piccoli’s art appears in many galleries around Australia, including Melbourne, Sydney and St. Kilda. The popularity of his works and the quantity of wrenches needed eventually compelled Piccoli to purchase as well as collect them.

See the article for many other photos.

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Offline mike68au

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Re: Where do old wrenches go?
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2013, 09:36 AM »
You Canna hand a Man a Grander spanner

Offline Kev

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Re: Where do old wrenches go?
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2013, 09:54 AM »
So that's where the 23/25mm open ender went from my Sidchrome set [eek] [mad]
« Last Edit: December 11, 2013, 11:29 AM by Kev »

Offline RonWen

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Re: Where do old wrenches go?
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2013, 10:55 AM »
Excellent although you better raid the scrap tubs at a tool factory or it could get pricey really fast...   [eek]

Offline Slappy

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Re: Where do old wrenches go?
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2013, 11:03 AM »
old wrenches  of mine get sold at my garage sales , I have a sale every 3 years , in with new & out with the old .
 I'm always amazed the tools sell 1st all with in the 1st hour
Mike

Offline Chrisem

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Re: Where do old wrenches go?
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2013, 01:51 AM »
You Canna hand a Man a Grander spanner

Sidchrome is the brand that you should choose...  [laughing]

Offline Kev

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Re: Where do old wrenches go?
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2013, 02:48 AM »
You Canna hand a Man a Grander spanner

Sidchrome is the brand that you should choose...  [laughing]

Still have the original Sidchromes my father gave me for my 16th Birthday!

... memories

Offline mike68au

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Re: Where do old wrenches go?
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2013, 10:14 AM »
You Canna hand a Man a Grander spanner

Sidchrome is the brand that you should choose...  [laughing]

I've been using Sidchrome for as long as I've been able to hold a Spanna

Offline SittingElf

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Re: Where do old wrenches go?
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2013, 11:24 AM »
I'm designing something along the same lines, both for a photographic poster, and for a sculpted piece.

While digging through boxes I had in storage, I found a box where I had thrown every computer mouse that either died or that I had replaced. Never threw them away...don't know why.  But now, I have the idea of creating a piece of art where all these mice are being drawn by a Pied Piper to a cliff, waterfall, or a computer graveyard.  Haven't decided yet how I'm going to do it, but I have about 25 computer mice of various flavors to work with.  I'll post when completed.

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Re: Where do old wrenches go?
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2013, 10:59 PM »
Blasphemy.