Gear Heads

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Gear Heads are a series of figurines featuring a spun metal top and base which is made out of wood. The idea behind the figurines came from wanting to make a series of collectibles that put an emphasis on the materials that were used to create it, as well showing off the industrial process used in an obvious way. Making sure the product interesting enough to catch someones eye with a unique theme and at the same time having them be interested in how it was made was the end goal. 

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The metal tops were spun on a proper metal lathe, using a custom made chuck created to specific measurements. The individual tops, which were made out of 18 gauge aluminum, were then dremel cut and filed to smooth to create the specific helmets. The bottom of the figurine would be made out of a soft wood, like pine or spruce, and made out of two different pieces and be cut to size using a lathe. The top metal helmet and wooden base are seperate, with padding on the inside of the helmet they are able to wedge fit together.

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