Saturday, 6 March 2010
saturday camera show and tell
Son and DIL bought him many years ago on a trip to the Hunter Valley. He's made from old tractor parts and bits of farm implements and other metal pieces found on a farm.
His head is an inverted old copper bowl which is why it's not black. All the other parts are iron and need fairly regular treatment for rust. DIL painted this with special paint a couple of weeks ago.
There are horse shoes, parts of a plough, brake drums from an old car, tines from a cultivator and more.
He's very heavy and stands attached to a big old metal wheel from a truck. That's on a lump of concrete. They intend to use some cement and dig a hole to hold him securely.
He's certainly a talking point for guests who haven't seen him before.