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Sculptor Colin Selig was inspired by the curves of a junk propane tank on his property, and turned it into art. His fabrication photos show the whole process from scraps of rusty metal to sandblasted and powder-coated furniture. I like how he puts the propane sign back on, sweet! [Thanks, Greg!]

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


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  1. Koji Sato says:

    Very nicely crafted as well!

  2. Anonymous says:

    those are AMAZING! I’ve never seen a picture of a seat that I actually want to sit on so very, very much.

  3. Anonymous says:

    those are AMAZING! I’ve never seen a picture of a seat that I actually want to sit on so very, very much.

  4. Anonymous says:

    those are AMAZING! I’ve never seen a picture of a seat that I actually want to sit on so very, very much.

  5. Kurtis Kraemer says:

    A timely article. This week a high school student was killed here in Ottawa, Canada, when cutting an old oil drum which still contained oil fumes. The drum exploded, killing one and injuring a few others.

    http://www.vancouversun.com/opinion/dead+blast+rocks+Ottawa+high+school/4843671/story.html

    The point is, be very careful when working with drums of flammable materials, even if they are empty.

    Other than that, very cool.

    1. Anonymous says:

      :( that is very sad, though i’m not sure a “saw” would actually do that, he was probably using some other method of abrasive or heat type cutting method.

      safety first, people!!!

      think about what you’re doing, what could go wrong, how could it go wrong, and how can it be avoided. 

    2. If there’s ever a doubt with a flammable holding container you’re wanting to cut open fill it with water to help make sure the flammables are displaced. Definitely works with gas fuels, and would greatly reduce the risk with liquid fuels.

  6. R Fenton says:

    Very cool, but am I the only one a little bothered by replacing the flammable hazard sticker?  I understand the intent but to me hazards signs have a very specific purpose that they should be reserved for.  Maybe I’m just too anal retentive…

  7. Anonymous says:

    This is MAKE  blog at it’s finest , in this short post and following comments we are shown ascetic value of an inspiring maker job, recycling possibilities, and maker safety thoughts. Bravo !