Here is a Cthulhu-inspired pipe stand that now lives with a friend in England. If the term “Cthulhu” is new to you, it refers to a body of fantastical horror stories written by H.P. Lovecraft in the early 20th century (mostly in Providence, RI). If you’re still not familiar, then Google will fill in the gaps … there’s a lot out there.
This piece combines traditional forging, MIG welding, filing, the liberal use of an angle grinder, as well as more liberal quantities of panic, frustration, and late nights. I’m going to say that about 80% of what you see here is stuff I’ve never done before, or not done in this context or quantity (hence, the frustration, etc.).
The coloring was achieved using metal patinas from Sculpt Nouveau (@sculptnouveau). It’s a hair under a foot long, 6 inches tall, and about 5 inches deep.
I’m happy with it. But I think I’ll go back to bottle openers and chopsticks for a while…
Here’s a gallery of the finished product:
Here’s few images of how it looked before I added the patinas:
And here are some close-ups and during-assembly shots: