Desert Tortoises

tinfoilhatAugust 22, 2014

Bastogne the Desert Tortoise
Made from nuts, gears, pipe, excavator bucket tooth, and RR spikes. Shell is 18" in diameter.

Second Lieutenant Clutch Pressure Plate
Made from pressure plate, excavator bucket tooth, and RR spikes. Shell is 14" in diameter.

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spedigrees z4VT

I love your tortoises, especially the top one! You are a talented welder!

    Bookmark   August 22, 2014 at 12:07PM
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ponderpaul(7a)

like!

    Bookmark   August 22, 2014 at 8:59PM
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sunnyca_gw

The top 1 is really a "work of art" love it.2nd lt. looks like he likes to hid out & take it easy, perhaps he's retired! Neat to see the great things you have been making!! Jan

    Bookmark   August 22, 2014 at 9:57PM
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popmama Zone 5

My son is wild about tortoises. We have a few tortoise-themed garden items, but nothing as cool as those. I'd love to have one, but I suppose the shipping wouldn't be worth it.

They are very cool and I really like the idea of recycling.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2014 at 11:24PM
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Marlene Kindred

Great job on the tortoises! LOVE the first one's shell...that's a lot of welding, but it turned out beautifully!

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 9:18PM
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dreamgarden(z6)

Very nice. Bet they would sell on eBay.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 11:08PM
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tinfoilhat

After talking to my critters as they take shape on my welding table they are like family or at least good friends. I would have a hard time selling them.
Shipping would also probably cost a bit. The top one weighs 40 pounds and the bottom one 32 pounds.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2014 at 12:49AM
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nonacook(8bFL)

These are really great!

    Bookmark   August 26, 2014 at 5:30PM
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marleneann(Buderim, Australia.)

All I can say is....WOW!

    Bookmark   September 3, 2014 at 1:33AM
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