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Old 07-29-2012, 08:10 PM
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Default 7ft tall corn stalk

Had a gentleman that wanted a full size stalk of corn. This year it's hard to find one to copy in these parts. Anyway here it is. I still have to come up with some real fine copper for the corn silk on the ear but other than that and a little more clean up it is finished.
Leaves are 14 Ga. Steel, Ear is 2" black pipe and 14 Ga. steel, Tassel is braided/twisted copper wire and the base is a disc blade.
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:19 PM
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excellent, as usual
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:23 PM
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That's cool!

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Looks very realistic. Nice work. Maybe some stranded 12 or 14 gauge electrical wire for the silk???
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:45 PM
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Years ago when I was a kid we used to burn armatures in fire and then unwrap the wire. Some of the real small motors had real fine copper wire almost like hair. I have a couple of small motors in the corner that will probably go in the fire first thing in the morning.
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I intended to say 18 - 24 gauge. Probably still to large. Must have been another one of my senior moments. If the motor wire don't work, let me know, as I mnay have some for you.
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John, how will you attach the fine corn silk?
Just curious.
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hate to think what this would do to the innards of a combine
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Chris,
I'll let you know if I need it.

Cutter,
I will probably wrap and pinch some with a short piece of steel then spread the opening in the end of the ear and push it inside and close it back up.
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Another fine piece of work!
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