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What in the hell is this thing?
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Author:  JamesGifford [ Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:36 am ]
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I finally got back to get more photos and actually lay hands on the thing.

Very little question but that it's an art project. The tubes are all capped off in the same way you see and shots of the interior show both gaps between most of the segments and a variety of casting quality - some pieces are smoothly finished and square while others show rounding or bubbling.

It's cast aluminum, though. And looks cool.

Author:  NickDoten [ Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:29 am ]
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i'm picturing this in a shopping cart heading for the recycler- KA-CHING :lol:

Author:  JamesGifford [ Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:12 pm ]
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It's in a salvage yard filled with many things that would have resale or scrap value, and it's been there for 3-6 years or more. Typical university - the whole campus is filled with abandoned buildings packed with things like old desks, no thought to just scrapping or dumping any of it. (Where the buildings are full, they have rows of decommissioned semi trailers being used as storage sheds.) Absolutely none of it ever seems to be destined for re-use; it seems to be at the intersection of "save it for someday, maybe" and "too much paperwork to get rid of."

I am opening negotiations to buy the thing, though. I want to put it in our woods as a weirdity.

Author:  sakeneko [ Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:07 pm ]
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Do that, Jim, and you just might have two unexpected visitors one of these days. (Me and my husband, so we're weird, but not dangerous. To you, anyway.) ;P

Author:  PeterScott [ Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:14 pm ]
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An art project? There must be some steampunk fans around there.

Author:  mostlyclassics [ Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:03 am ]
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I'm coming late to this discussion, but maybe it's the cooking vessel in which the Wormfaces prepared Tim and Jocko (?)

JamesGifford, if you get it for your back yard, you might want to have a mannequin arm thrusting through one of the holes.

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