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EddyCurr
03-25-2011, 12:00 AM
I noticed a Letter to the Editor from Chris Bathgate expressing appreciation
for an article by Mr Bulgin about Spiders and an illustration of a piece of art
for which the article had provided inspiration in resolving a fixturing problem.

More recently, I noticed a small feature in Make Magazine about another
piece of scupture conceived and built by Mr Bathgate.

If you enjoy the esthetics of machining and haven't seen Mr Bathgate's work,
you might find it worthwhile to browse the website where his pieces are
featured.


Chris Bathgate Sculptures (http://www.chrisbathgate.com/news/news.html)

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EddyCurr
12-01-2014, 10:03 PM
Three and a half years ago, I created this thread after reading a Letter
-To-The-Editor that was accompanied by a photo of a sculpture the
contributor had created.

It remains interesting to me that not a single person responded to the
thread, but that is what it is.

In any event, Mr Bathgate has been busy and has added to his website
in many ways. I don't recall the explanations and photos about process
being present back in '11 - I bet they help to put his accomplishments in
perspective for lay people who wouldn't otherwise have any grounding.

Chris Bathgate:

Machined Metal Sculptures (http://www.chrisbathgate.com/news/news.html#!sculpture-works/c5u)
Process (http://www.chrisbathgate.com/news/news.html#!process/c1gwt)
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flylo
12-02-2014, 12:17 AM
Very nice woek! Normally what I call art ohers call junk & vice-versa.

EddyCurr
12-02-2014, 12:07 PM
Imaginative, with the patience, equipment and skills to turn
complex ideas into physical assemblies - ones with enviable
contours and finishes.

Not bad for a youngster.

Quite a score on the copper reclaimed from an accelerator.
Their size isn't immediately apparent, even though one is
dwarfing a granite surface plate. The 10th image where
one pc is in a h-bandsaw begins to add some perspective.

Envisioning finished parts while faced with the sections as
received at the beginning of the journey represents a bit
of grey matter magic, too ...

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Black Forest
12-02-2014, 12:49 PM
Three and a half years ago, I created this thread after reading a Letter
-To-The-Editor that was accompanied by a photo of a sculpture the
contributor had created.

It remains interesting to me that not a single person responded to the
thread, but that is what it is.

In any event, Mr Bathgate has been busy and has added to his website
in many ways. I don't recall the explanations and photos about process
being present back in '11 - I bet they help to put his accomplishments in
perspective for lay people who wouldn't otherwise have any grounding.

Chris Bathgate:

Machined Metal Sculptures (http://www.chrisbathgate.com/news/news.html#!sculpture-works/c5u)
Process (http://www.chrisbathgate.com/news/news.html#!process/c1gwt)
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It remains interesting that no one posted in the thread then and will it remain interesting that no one is interested in the now. I don't like his work but I don't like most sculptures or art. Artists a strange group to me.

You and Old Hat should be best buddies!

George Bulliss
12-02-2014, 12:59 PM
I'm pretty sure that the topic had come up prior to your original thread and I'm guessing that is the reason behind the lack of replies. Can't recall exactly how long it went on, but there was a fair bit of discussion, of the "I like it/I don't like it" variety.

EddyCurr
12-02-2014, 01:04 PM
I suppose you are right, Black Forest.

Back to HSM General's regularly scheduled programming:


"design leg restraints for a sheep!" (http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/threads/41838-design-leg-restraints-for-a-sheep!)
(est 2010.06.07)

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EddyCurr
12-02-2014, 01:18 PM
I'm pretty sure that the topic had come up prior to your original thread
and I'm guessing that is the reason behind the lack of replies. Can't recall
exactly how long it went on, but there was a fair bit of discussion, of the
"I like it/I don't like it" variety.Looks like johnnyd created a thread in 2009


Machined Metal Sculptures (http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/threads/37378-Machined-Metal-Sculptures?)
2009.10.29 - 27 posts

I wasn't aware that the topic of Mr Bathgate's work had come up
previously. One convention when this happens is for someone to
post a response containing the phrase "Dupe".

I see things I don't understand all the time. This doesn't stop me
from wondering how it was done, getting up close for a good look
and sometimes learning something from what I see.

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Baz
12-02-2014, 01:28 PM
Reasons
1) it is a VERY bad thread title with no indication of the subject. Most threads with someone's name like that are just when someone wants the named individual to respond to a private message or email. So the rest of us just ignore it.
2) Many people read only threads appearing in the 'new posts' list and on a busy day may miss new threads entirely.
3) The link may be blocked if there is something dodgy about the host. Currently I'm at work (but it's after work hours) and it's blocked by the local IT so can't make any comment on whether the content is good or bad. I may forget to try again at home.

Paul Alciatore
12-02-2014, 02:43 PM
Neeeeeeeet Sheeeeeeeet!

Please pardon us for not noticing it sooner. I do not recall seeing this when it was originally posted, but, in my defense, I forget my own posts too.