A friend forwarded me an email this morning that he received from Lincoln Electric (The Welding Experts). In this email was the most fantastic table that mankind has ever witnessed. It is made entirely of old wrenches & engine parts. Does it get any better than that? Let me answer that for you – no, no it does not.
Eric Stern is the man behind this work of art. According to the email I received, he is the IT Director for MEDCO Tool, which is a tool, equipment, paint, and body supply wholesale distributor. He made this table for the conference room in his office. Being a tool distributor, the obvious building material was…well…..tools. With the help of his Lincoln Electric SP-135T wire feed welder, he stuck together about 100 wrenches. All of those wrenches are supported by a crankshaft, and 6 pistons with connecting rods still attached hold the glass steady. Down at the bottom are three gigantic striking wrenches that look like they weigh 20 lbs each. Each striking wrench has a wheel attached because carrying this 150 lb table likely isn’t much fun. The entire thing was coated in clear coat for protection, and the completed project is really a work of art. I can’t put together a great enough sentence to describe just how much I love this table, so I will make up a word instead. It is utterly “omni-tooltastic”. Eric – you can’t see me, but I’m giving you a round of applause right now.
………. Looks like I gotta start collecting old wrenches now….great.
Special thanks to John R for the Tip!!
Images borrowed from: http://email.lincolnelectric.com