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Cutting Edge ~Scrap Metal Artist

Cindy Chinn , an already established artist was curious about plasma torches and tried a friend’s equipment. That was the beginning of a new path in her life.  It was easier than using the old-fashioned clunky welding torches. Plasma torches have higher heat and more accurate precision to make sharp cuts. Cindy makes her home in Nebraska. A corn-fed, rosy checked mid-westerner living in the heart of the USA.  Cindy started designing on an old shovel she had. These saws were purchased for $2 each.
There are many designs for saws. Having a template is the easiest way to get the job done. Choose a cutter that will cut through the thickness of the material you will be using . Always use your safety equipment, a thick leather apron or heat-resistant apron, eye shield and proper gloves. Create a template, set up the work area, make your cuts to finish the project. The template is your friend. It makes easy work of it. Here are a few ideas for drawing you design.

Here’s a different approach.

A closer look at Cindy Chinn, as she gazes out at the billowy clouds and blue skies of Wisconsin! See all those saws behind her. Cindy has her work cut out for her. O-O-o-o-o bad pun! You can buy Cindy’s finished cutting edge designs online for about $75-$90. If you have something in mind, I’m sure you would be able to contact Cindy to commission the work. Maybe an old saw that your grandpa used. Keep the memory alive.

Cindy Chinn ~ A Real Talented Artist.

Old Shovel ~ Plasma Cut

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Scrap Metal Recycling Facts

Scrap Metal Is Not Glamorous .. it is a multi-billion-dollar industry
Scrap metal has value. Metals are recycled repeatedly without altering any of the properties. It is the most recycled material on the planet. As you may guess, gold is recycled many times and still retains its quality. Gold rings are melted and re-formed to make new jewellery all the time. Other metals like aluminum are shaped into car hoods, fry pans and house sidings. rip the sidings off, met the aluminum and make something else. Copper, silver and brass are the next popular metals that are being continually recycled.

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  1. About 30 percent of metal are being recycled.
  2. 97% of a vehicle is recycled
  3. Worldwide steel production uses up to 40% recycled steel.
  4. The single most recycled consumer product in the U.S. are aluminum cans.

THIS IS WHERE IT STARTS
All the recycled metal collects in a ‘depository’ or scrap yard. Sort, crush, condense and ship is what they do all day long.

Steel ( Scrap Car) Processing Yard

RECYCLING ALUMINUM CANS
It has been said that when you throw away a single aluminum can, you waste energy that is equivalent to the same can filled with gasoline. It’s not easy to get everyone on the same cycle… recycling!

Aluminum Tins Left Over From a Carnival Parade, Mostly Beer Cans.

WHY ARE MOST CARS RECYCLED?
Cars are easy to spot because they are large. You can hide them in your garage only for so long. Some old cars take permanent residence in your garage. But, there is a time that old heap needs to depart and find its way to a scrap yard. Tin or aluminum cans are smaller and easy to ignore or hide. A car has to be scrapped. Some cities will give you a fine if your car is sitting in the driveway for a couple of years. You could say, you are forced to scrap your vehicle. There is no recycling inspectors giving you a ticket if you don’t throw your can in the correct recycled bin. It’s all based on faith. I can not guess what people do with the aluminum cans,except mix them up with their regular garbage or toss them along the roadside. Maybe that’s all it takes. Perhaps, local municipalities should do a bit more campaigning on recycling through the schools. Every state, province, every local area has its own unique concerns about how scrapping metal and recycling is handled in their area.

A treasure trove of classic cars has been discovered after spending 50 years languishing in storage on a farm in France.

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8 Up-Cycled “USED TIRE” Doggie Beds

ADORABLE DOGGIE BEDS: I have seen doggie beds made from old tires. Years ago, they kind of looked dorky. Lots of creative people out there in cyberspace have mastered the “UP-CYCLED” doggie bed. Impressive! They are really top of the line in my books. When I looked at the commercial beds, I was surprised to see they were about $90 to $250. WOW! You can make your own fabulous doggies bed for a fist full of dollars. Had to say it. One of my favorite movies. But, it’s true. Here are a few varieties of doggie beds. I hope you will take the time to make one for your pet, or make one for a friend who has a dog. You can use stuffing from an old blanket. The foam rubber may run $20 or get scraps at a warehouse or remnant sale at ‘Fabric Land’. Foam chips are good fillers. Stuff it tight. Look around at garage sales. If you don’t want to sew, use an old pillow or stuffed a big pillow case -or- an old sweater. It does not have to be fancy. The most important idea is that your pet is comfortable. You need enough padding to support the dog’s weight in comfort.

Take a look at these great beds. The white one is padded all around.

WHAT KIND OF DOGGIE BEDS DO YOU HAVE?
My sister’s (medium-sized) dog goes in a big crate at night in the master bedroom. During the day, she sleeps on the carpets in the house. Usually the TV room, Wherever there are people around. She will plop herself on the floor near your feet. True to the adage “man’s best friend”! Missy had been abandoned. She is a mix of a Bernese mountain dog and a mystery dog.  She is adorable with one good, sharp eye. And, always bringing you a toy when you walk in the door.
REASONS WHY YOU NEED A DOGGIE BED

  • Insulation
    Dog beds keep your dog off the cold, drafty floor year-round. In the wintertime especially, many dogs love to curl up in a nesting-type bed,  providing warmth for both comfort and good health.
  • Privacy & security
    Beds give your dog just-for-me places throughout your home to retreat to whenever necessary. She’ll love having one or more places to call her very own.
  • Cushioning for joints and bones
    A soft place to lay is especially important for older, arthritic, or overweight dogs.Some dogs need extra joint support and comfort.
  • Increased control over loose hair & dander
    Dog beds hold shed hair and dander. Have at least two cushions. One to use and one to wash.
  • Injury prevention
    Dog beds help prevent injuries by keeping your dog from jumping up to and down from high furniture. This is especially beneficial for smaller breeds and older dogs.
  • Protection, comfort & security for outdoor dogs
    Dogs who spend large amounts of time outdoors need a bed as much as – or more than – inside dogs.

published by drsfostersmiths.com

This gentleman is making lots of doggie beds to order.

SWEATER BED
This sweater bed can be tucked into your recycled tire bed. Very nice!

Sweater Doggie Bed

FULL CIRCLE
I could not resist the doggie bowl. The tire keeps the bowl from sliding around.  If you can get a small motorcycle tire or a spare ‘donut’ tire, it would work. You can still use a regular sized tire. Or, make a ‘custom’ doggie tire water bowl by  slitting the tire and fastening the sides with grommets or screws to get your perfect size. That works too. Whatever energy you have will determine your choices. If you have a St. Bernard like I do, place 4 legs on some plywood ( or an old stool) under the tire to raise it up.

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Minnions Love Scrap Tires!

STILL GOING STRONG
Why are the minions are so popular? For instance, my grand-daughter is 5 months old and she is glued to the TV when I play any of the minions movies. I’m glued to the TV! Yikes!!! What holds the fascination, even for a 5 month old? WOW!!! A real phenomenon.
Did you know? that the minions first landed on the silver screen in 2010? That was 8 years ago. If patterns prevail, every 2 years you will see this most popular minion movies. I wonder of it will be the biggest franchise ever. It’s got a good start.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

  1. Why are minions popular?
    Ans.:  Because, they are adorable, cute and behave like an energetic child
  2. Why do minions love bananas?
    Ans.: So far, there is no solid reason behind the minion’s love for banana.
  3.  What do you like best about the minions?
    Ans: Their laugh (consensus).
  4. When is the next minion movie?
    Ans: In July, 2020 (Minions 2).
  5. What is the most popular recycled scrap tire sculpture?
    Ans: The minions! It is the most popular (recycled) yard decoration.
    Minions are known to multiply quickly!

Josephine Hofbauer with her own Minion, Conestogo. USA

For all you Netflix fans Despicable Me3 (Jan, 2018) is now playing. If you have not seen it yet , take a look at the highlights of Despicable Me3.

PLAYGROUND MINIONS

More Recycled Scrap Tire Minions

MORE MINIONS
It was reported that 600 million dollars was spent on marketing Minions in 2015 alone. Their appeal is universal because they have no one language. You will often hear ‘gelato’ and ‘banana’. I hear a little Spanish in there. Typical ‘Minionism‘ words are repeated throughout their movies. But, there is no language that we know about. This way, we  watch very carefully what the message is–maybe that’s the secret. Lovable – yes! Slapstick humor – yes! You can compare the minions to the Keystone Kops in silent movies. We didn’t know what they were saying in either. There were no subtitles for -the- Keystone Kops. How about a ‘minion’ bedroom!

Scrap Tire Minions

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My Favorite “Scrappy” Cat!

There are so many artists that twist scrap metal in to works of art. Everyone has a favorite. Sometimes it is hard to decide if you have a favorite “Scrappy” piece f art. I thought very carefully and I think this Scrappy Cat is probably my favorite piece. I always smile when I see it. And, sometimes look for it.

I like the scrawny version of this stick cat. Bewildered and a bit frightened. It reminds me of me. Below is the “Sleepy” cat. Kind of looks like Garfield’s cousin. They are both adorable.

adorable cat

What about real kitty cats? They move around, play and need to be fed with love and tins of tuna. Cats do love fish!!!! I recently found out that even dogs like to eat fish. Especially if you have a sick dog. Fish works.

Everyone has or likes a favorite cat, dog or pet iguana. You may have once had a pet that keeps your fond memories intact. I must admit there are those that do not like any kind of animals. Me, I’m especially fond of cats. I like dogs too. I grew up with kittens in our family. It’s just nice to have one in the house. Not so lonely when your cat (or dog) is there with you.
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Scrap Tires-Out of Control

SCRAP TIRE GRAVEYARD: North Africa, we see satellite pictures of acres of desert land covered with acres of old tires. Imagine all the useful items to be made from old tires. The possibilities are vast. I’m guessing the tire piles – all got away from them.

Visible: An aerial image shows the vast amount of used tyres that are put in the ground – the patches are even visible from space

If they try burning the tires, the fires burn black, billowy smoke for months not to say how the environment is being polluted. Old tires can be made into floor tiles, roofing and so much more.

A sea of rubber: In Kuwait City’s Sulaibiya area every year gigantic holes are dug out in the sandy earth and filled with old tyres – there are now over seven million in the ground.

Up-cycled Retaining Wall

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Low Scrap Prices – Who’s To Blame?

HOW LOW CAN YOU GO?
We felt the sting in February 2017 with a scrap metal price drop. In October, scrap prices dropped yet again. China’s improved plants and abundant labour force presents itself as very strong competitor in the global market.

Import Taxes

The U.S has already made headway as they are changing the import tax structure to encourage companies to buy U.S. steel and as always the tag-a-long local scrap metal. With higher duty on imports, buying local steel will become more attractive.  The anti-dumping laws slip away as countries like China takes advantage of loopholes to bypass such scrutinies. China is known for their cheap labour. A fact of life. Govt loans and new, modern scrap metal processing plants in China are bolstering their economy.

Carbon steel output for the automobile industry (in China) reaches 800,000 tons in the first six months of this year as domestic demand soars, particularly for new energy vehicles or NEV’s published by chinadaily.com

There is no stopping China’s steel manufacturing and scrap metal processing.

A worker at a waste recycling center. The global downturn affected scrap dealers in China, with weak consumption demand and falling raw material prices. courtesy of chinadaily.com

India is a big buyer of scrap metal. They are also becoming independent in the scrap metal industry. The Indian government try to reduce the purchase of China’s cheaper scrap metal and are encouraging Indians to buy the higher priced local scrap metal to boost their own economy.

Recycling lead from scrap car batteries

CHANCE OF A QUICK TURNAROUND
Scrap metal prices have reached a pretty low ebb. Lower scrap metal prices started to come to the forefront in 2015 and continuing to keep a low profile up to February 2017. From this point, we will begin to slowly improve over the months ahead. In March and April, scrap metal prices went up a smidgen by about $5-$10 a ton. Local prices may vary. It depends on your own local area. Prices are not consistent across the board.

Philadelphia’s Results Mimic The Rest Of The Country

This past October was a disappointment. Another drop of $10-$30/ton. We fell backwards. Recovery takes about 12-18 months to  see meaningful changes. There is no formula except to look at growth or decline in various countries. China is a great force. They have the man power.  The lack of unions and good allocation of resources is a benefit. Their growth has been 400% in some months.  Countries are trying to maintain an even playing field in the global market. It is hard when China has most of the cards.  If it takes roughly 14 months for prices to fall, it stand to reason that it might take 14 months to recover.  It is always good to remember that each supplier (of scrap metal) has a selling point. When their yards fill up, they need to sell to stay in business no matter what price  is set for that day.
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