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Old 12-10-2013, 08:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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*John Piccoli (‘The Spanner Man’)
"John says that he had always done a lot of welding.
He has a good workshop on the property and has accumulated tens of thousands of spanners over the years. In the early eighties he began making his garden sculptures using these spanners that he welds together in three-dimensional shapes. His first masterpiece was a coffee table, then two of them, then garden seats and now life-sized animals."

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Heavy.


No, seriously... those things have to weigh TONS
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and he does it all from a wheelchair.
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That's nuts.
No, they're wrenches.

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and he does it all from a wheelchair.
But, this part is just heart-wrenching.Ba dum ZING

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Old 12-10-2013, 09:47 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thats awesome and worth some bucks.

I usually pay 1-2 dollars a piece for those wrenches for my metal work. Looks like I need to start buying by the ton.
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Thats awesome and worth some bucks.

I usually pay 1-2 dollars a piece for those wrenches for my metal work. Looks like I need to start buying by the ton.
I bet if you went right to a forger you could get them cheaper. Although there aren't many wrenches made in the US anymore.
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No, seriously... those things have to weigh TONS
I don't think they're really meant to move around much and forklift can handle it anyway.
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No, they're wrenches.

No, they're spanners

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He is probably buying direct before plating at a huge price break.
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Nope, this is a spanner. Those are wrenches.
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Nope, this is a spanner. Those are wrenches.
Not according to my South African coworkers.
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He is probably buying direct before plating at a huge price break.
Those are old schools wrenches from the 30's, 40's, 50's. Mostly bought as surplus.
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This one is nuts.


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Yep I got that one forwarded to me too
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Those are old schools wrenches from the 30's, 40's, 50's. Mostly bought as surplus.
Interested in a box of curved wrenches?
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