Stainless Steel Whisk Sculpture
by Scott Doonan
I have used Lincoln Electric welders since I began welding nearly 20 years ago. I am self taught and over the years have learned a lot from your publications and books.
I LOVE MY LINCOLN MACHINES and preach it to everyone I meet. I am an avid car hobbyist and had the pleasure of attending your motorsports welding school in Cleveland, Ohio last year. I cannot say enough good things about the quality of teaching and information which I received from Lincoln.
I recently made for my wife, who is a chef in the Napa Valley (California), a giant four foot tall stainless steel whisk sculpture for her displays at various events. I constructed the whisk from 308 stainless steel pipe, 308 3/8-inch stainless rod and 308 stainless 3/8-inch plate.
I first took a kitchen whisk (which is my wife's logo) and multiplied all its dimensions until I had a supersized replica of it. I used my Lincoln Electric Pro-Cut® 55 plasma cutter to shape the base plate which I then finished with a swirl pattern. For the whisk handle, I used a section of 3-inch pipe, cut the caps out of plate with the Pro-Cut® 55, and then TIG welded it with my Lincoln Electric Precision TIG® 275.
Next I used an ellipse pattern scribed onto my work bench to bend the wires to the proper shape. I threaded a piece of 1/2-inch rod and bent it around the wires after TIG welding them.
The nameplate was the icing on the cake; I cut the letters out of a scrap piece of copper plate and finished them off with a die grinder/sander.
The end result is cool, but without my Lincoln Electric machines I could not have done any of it. The whole project took about 20 hours, and it cost under $100 USD in material from the metal yard (all scrap). I really appreciate how well made and reliable Lincoln Electric equipment is. You guys are the best and I look forward to handing my equipment down to my children some day. Thank you for your dedication to quality.
*The above project images and descriptions have been published to show how individuals used their ingenuity for their own needs, convenience and enjoyment. Only limited details are available and the projects have NOT been engineered by the Lincoln Electric Company. Therefore, when you use the ideas for projects of your own, you must develop your own details and plans and the safety and performance of your work is your responsibility.