Got this idea on "the other site". I had no idea how hard it would be to find a metal funnel! He'll look much nicer once he rusts.
Tin Man for the garden
Me too. My daddy used to weld on the farm. I do so wish I had paid attention to what he was doing.
Oh if you knew how to weld Fishy, you would need a bigger yard! LOL!
Cute items both of you.
Here is one my DH made for our Grandson...I posted it when I was very new to this lovely garden!
Very nice, rr. I think I may need to make one. Was it welded, glued, riveted or ? Wait, I'll go look at the link. :)
Lots of info in the link. He was such a perfectionist...wonder why he ever married me? LOL I miss him...gone 10 years this Dec. 21st. Jo
I know you must miss him a lot. :(
Yes, there was lots of info. I see he has wires. :)
Is your tin man still around?
I don't thinks so ...the DGS is now almost 17 YO and likes to play with dolls...REAL ONES!
LOL. That sounds about right. Time marches on. Nothing stays the same, does it?
All the tin men and "Old Friends Hanging Out" sculptures are just adorable. What a very nice array of flowers and blue bottle tree in your background too, Fish.
Fish_knees- how did you fasten the cans together? I love the concept.
I punched holes in the cans and ran wire through, twisted the wire to keep them together.
I also am on the lookout for tins..lol. My garden displays a lot of rusted art!
Cute..bought a piece last year about 10-12' high with Canada geese, 3 geese range from3 to 5' and are weighed by a rock, acts like windchime in the wind..went to visit the welder a few weeks ago, he has a beautiful blue heron, about 5' tall, a must have..hace 3 already but they are more modern..can see we are anxious for spring!
I have saved a lot of cans for this project. With all the stuff DH saves he may have a tin funnel around for the hat. I love rusty things too, I'm so bad about leaving things out in the weather so this tin man will be perfect for me.
I love the tin-men. Anything I can make that is SUPPOSED to stay out and rust is all right by me.
On the lookout for tin funnels. Betty, love your garden art.
I got the tin funnel at a auto supply store. It was hard to find, everything is plastic now.
Finished my Tin Man...now a question...any suggestions how to keep it from blowing over? I thought about putting cement in the lower legs but hadn't figured exactly how yet.Thanks