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Snaggy

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Icon 1 posted August 22, 2008 10:56      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I love this woman's work...

(but then again, I've always like manly tools in frilly lace. I'm a lumberjack and that's OK) [Razz]

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And here's a NYT article on her too.

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tweety
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Icon 14 posted August 22, 2008 11:30      Profile for tweety   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Wow, that's pretty cool stuff. Think she'll ever move on to using old computer parts, like HDD platters, RAM sticks, and computer cases? Oooh, I'd love to see a lace pattern cut out of an old CRT.

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Grummash

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We could open the usual post-modern debate about re-purposing traditional ideas of the feminine aesthetic to subvert ideas of masculine roles in society.......

Or we could just say... "Wow...that is fscking good work!" [Big Grin]

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Moe Monkey
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Cool -- I'd like to see what she can do with a Ford pickup. [Big Grin]
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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted August 23, 2008 03:27      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
___________________ Snaggy ___________ Back in 1984 to program a Wire EDM, Plasma Cutter, and or Laser Cutter to do those type of patterns was hugely difficult. Where I worked we cut out some trinkets made in the shape of the State of Michigan, by laying a thin sheet of graph paper on a Map and figuring out all of the X/Y Co-ordinates. The files became big and some times required that we feed the program from tape.

Things are so much easier now but her artwork is still excellent, I hope she has her own metal art studio. That is %&$#*@~ beautiful

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Icon 1 posted August 24, 2008 22:14      Profile for stevenback7   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
First thought that came to mind (well besides the usual ones involving the word "lace") was, 'now that would be an interesting super power - being able to turn steel into frilly lace'.

Beautiful work.

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Moe Monkey
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Icon 1 posted August 25, 2008 10:48      Profile for Moe Monkey     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Moe Monkey:
Cool -- I'd like to see what she can do with a Ford pickup. [Big Grin]

Talking to myself here... I'm happy now:

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted August 25, 2008 14:50      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
When I showed the pictures to Mrs Druid, she very confidently told me that they would have been produced by acid etching, paint the pattern on in something impervious to acid, put the object in an acid bath, hey presto! iron lacework.

She was very impressed when told they were produced with a cutting torch.

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted August 26, 2008 03:19      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
________________ TFD __ I also replied before I read the article. Now my question is, does she use a blue wrench or a white torch, Hand held plasma cutter?
The skill level to do such fine work with either is artistry.

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Icon 14 posted August 29, 2008 00:02      Profile for Lady_Christy     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Thanks for sharing, Snaggy. Beautiful work, indeed! [Applause]

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