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    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.

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    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:

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    • #3
      Very nice woek! Normally what I call art ohers call junk & vice-versa.

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      • #4
        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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        • #5
          Originally posted by EddyCurr View Post
          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:

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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!
          Location: The Black Forest in Germany

          How to become a millionaire: Start out with 10 million and take up machining as a hobby!

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          • #6
            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.
            George
            Traverse City, MI

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            • #7
              I suppose you are right, Black Forest.

              Back to HSM General's regularly scheduled programming:

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              • #8
                Originally posted by George Bulliss View Post
                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
                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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                • #9
                  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.

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                  • #10
                    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.
                    Paul A.
                    SE Texas

                    Make it fit.
                    You can't win and there IS a penalty for trying!

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