Words and works of Contemporary Artist Keith M Ramsey

#48 PULLEY CIGAR BOX HOLDER

After toying with this piece for a few weeks and not being able to finish it because I couldn’t weld it together, I was finally able to complete it. Using an antique pulley, a cigar box, piping and other random items, it has become a visually interesting and very well balanced table top holder.

Mapping out the design, although I wasn’t sure it would balance.

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…was going to add another wheel for weight, but it became too visually busy, I didn’t like it so it had to be toned down.

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…no second wheel, but adding a second vertical element to stabilize it might have worked, but it was still too complex and ended up taking away from the over-all design.

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…I liked the vintage look and color of the cigar box, but didn’t really like the quality of the wood.

 

 

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…the parts prepped and ready to weld.

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…two identical cigar boxes. The light color box is the original look, the darker box was burned with a MAP torch to get the color/texture I wanted.

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…ready for final assembly.

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…the completed piece.

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Thanx for viewing.
k!

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