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Old 07-25-2017, 12:38 AM
Mrcash0616 Mrcash0616 is offline
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I thought I would take a moment and introduce myself. Hi, I'm josh, and I'm addicted to metal working...

About 2 years ago, I was diagnosed with a disease that ended my career in fabrication. Last year, I was 6 months into my woe-is-me phase, when my brother saw a picture of a skull carved into a piston. He got me a dremel and the appropriate bits for aluminum and dared me to make one for him. I pulled it off and had a blast doing it. Shortly after doing the first one, I ditched the dremel for a pencil grinder, then added a turbine to the mix.

I think I've made about 40 since that first one (I even carved a bust of Venom from a big chunk of pine), and each one gets more detailed than the last, but there's still an element missing...

I think the next logical step is to add some push engraving (the swirlies are almost impossible with a rotary, but still easier than lettering).

Right now, I'm just soaking up information and filling up my sketchpad.
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The first attempt on an LS piston (done with a dremel)

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Punisher on an International DTS piston (also done with a dremel)

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Custom skull on Toyota 2JZ piston (first with a pencil grinder)

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Southern Cross of Honor on LS piston.

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I know it's wood and doesn't quite fit here, but I can't help it.....(done with a 4" angle grinder and dremel)
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Old 07-27-2017, 04:27 PM
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Very cool with the pistons carving!
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Old 07-27-2017, 08:29 PM
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You've got a helluva imagination!!
Good work.
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Old 07-28-2017, 03:21 AM
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Hi Mr Cash
I like all your work,Sorry about the ill health.Keep going my friend you are doing very well.
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Old 07-28-2017, 10:49 AM
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PISTONS! WOW, what a concept idea!

Who'd a thunk it - but it works! (especially for a gear head).
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