full time metal fabricator/artist

Have you tried to oil it??


A little over a year ago, I fabricated a rotating base for this Lyman Whitaker kinetic wind sculpture due to the original being lost during a move from the east coast to Portland.
It was a really fun project to do and I have nothing but great things to say about the crew over at Whitaker studios that helped me source additional parts to finish the job.
My client emailed me yesterday, asking about the sculpture not spinning freely anymore, I always plan for the worst and hope for the best, so I went over to her home to check things out, much to my satisfaction everything seemed to be operating fine, I inspected closer and noticed slight friction, “have you tried oiling it?” I then explained which parts needed oil and how to apply it. She was pleased as punch that the sculpture only needed minimal maintenance and she wouldn’t get a bill for the house call, my fabrication job is working exactly as it should.

This inspired me to have some more fun with kinetic wind sculptures, not enough hours in the day : )

Thanks for reading.
More to come.


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