Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Twisted steel

Back in November I got an email from Bud Jeffries (http://www.strongerman.com/). He was going to be passing thru Nashville and wanted to get together. When we met up he had been in Kentucky doing some filming with Mike Bruce. Bud, Mike, Mandy and I all met up for some dinner, then Bud came to my house and stayed there rather than a hotel, since he flew out in the morning.

Bud had several pieces of steel with him, the kind he bends in his strongman shows. He taught me how to do some very basic scrollwork:

Start the bend:

Don't crush your own head:

Continue bending in the same direction to form a loop:

The finshed product.

650lbs of twisted steel and sex appeal...WOOOOO!!
Sorry, I went a little Ric Flair there for a minute.

If you wanna have some fun, try some scroll work. If you wanna know more about Bud, stop by his site http://www.strongerman.com/


Christine Petty said...


Doug said...

Hey Dave that is some pretty cool stuff. What size bar? Looks like fun

Dustin Silveri, RKC said...

shoot!!.... dang.... whoa...

Mark Reifkind said...

cool stuff David. you look like you are tying an iron bonnet on your head in the second pic,lol.

You and Bud J, a great strength team there!

Royce said...

Now that's using your head!

fawn friday said...

That is so cool... every time I see this stuff on your blog... I feel jealous we didn't get to see it in live at the April cert?! Keep posting!

Franz Snideman said...

Very impressive Dave! I will never invite you to my house as I have some very nice art in the form of metal sculpture. Wouldn't want to see my metal art bent on the floor!