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Mark Hall
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Atrium sculpture construction

Postby Mark Hall » Mon May 02, 2016 9:04 am

Figuring out details on how to attach SS cable to various sizes of blown teardrop shapes - any thoughts on how to do this? Sure could use some ideas on how to make this look right, be strong, and clean.

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Re: Atrium sculpture construction

Postby Marty » Mon May 02, 2016 9:17 pm

Need more details- size and weight of drops? any loops on them or will you drill or cradle them? how visible can the cables be? how professional does this have to be? who's installing it? public or private space?

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Re: Atrium sculpture construction

Postby Kevin Midgley » Tue May 03, 2016 11:31 am

You mean like this?
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Re: Atrium sculpture construction

Postby Rick Wilton » Wed May 04, 2016 12:02 am

SERIOUSLY????

I'm quite sure others had done something similar ions before Robert Held has even BORN.
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Re: Atrium sculpture construction

Postby Mark Hall » Fri May 06, 2016 8:16 am

The teardrop's end shape is determined by what's needed to hang it (yet undetermined). Weights vary as size changes. We'll be creating and installing the piece in a public setting, so it's definitely a professional job :). Perhaps the best starting point is to investigate the hardware associated with braided cables - any favorite suppliers?

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Re: Atrium sculpture construction

Postby Marty » Fri May 06, 2016 9:08 am

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Re: Atrium sculpture construction

Postby Mark Hall » Fri May 06, 2016 9:57 am

The connectors and fittings are pretty straight forward. How the cable connects to the glass is in question. Sure, we could drill holes - but wonder if wrapping the cable around the end may be the answer - but how would that be centered?

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Re: Atrium sculpture construction

Postby Marty » Fri May 06, 2016 10:15 am

Can't help without seeing what you're working with.

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Re: Atrium sculpture construction

Postby Tom Fuhrman » Mon May 09, 2016 6:06 pm

Put a metal cap on the end of the teardrop and drill the glass so the metal can be pinned to the glass. then attach the SS cable to a metal loop on the metal part. "Double clamp all the connections to ensure a "safety net" should one fail.

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Re: Atrium sculpture construction

Postby Mark Hall » Wed May 11, 2016 9:51 am

Thanks Tom - just one hole in the glass for a pin, or two?


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