Welding with Big Cat Habitat

A while back I was visiting Big Cat Habitat with a friend who is involved with them. My friend said there was some sort of welding machine that nobody knew how to use and might I check it out. Turned out to be a $5k Miller Mig welder! Well, I went out and worked with some wonderful guys (including Jurgen the tiger trainer) and taught them how to use the mig. 

They had been using stick welders to build enclosures, that need lots of clean up and makes lots of nasty fumes. Knowing how to use the mig means they can do way more faster and cleaner. Very happy to be of service!

The question of bases

In the continuing search for the perfect base for some of these new shapes that are coming out, I am now experimenting with painting one of the curvy cut bases with blue heavy gel medium spread with short strokes so it looks like a cake frosted in water. 

In this case, the white piece will be mounted at about a 45 degree angle. (assuming I like it in place)

I’d really like to find some nice rocks that I can drill into as bases, I like the weight and honesty of them as bases.

Progress on Spiral Waves

working on painting the Wave here, this base shown is not the finished base. I’ve been getting feedback and want to find some stone base to drill into.

Still need good photos of the latest finished piece, “Transition” so check back!

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