Two frogs, Bouncy and Boingy, played a spirited game of leap frog through the shop this week. We were under a tight deadline to get these guys in a crate to Texas, so we had to move fast. Here’s how they got from point A to point B.
A frog sculpture starts its journey as a flat layout with paper templates and some CAD drawings cut out on the water jet. The flat sheet steel blanks are then shaped by hand with various dies in the power hammers. Next, the pieces are fit together, trimmed, and TIG welded. The welds are finished with the grinder and then the piece is off to paint. In the paint department, we use automotive urethane epoxy primer, coat, and clear to protect the sculpture from the weather. Voila! A frog is born.
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