by: Brandon Allen
With Major League Baseball's spring training games underway in the United States, it seemed appropriate to feature a project related to the sport. Here's one submitted by Brandon Allen, who is a Saint Louis Cardinals fan.
Brandon created this sculpture for a local welding competition. He invested almost 80 hours on the project; 6 hours on design and 71 hours on fabrication.
Brandon selected a Lincoln Electric Precision® TIG 225 TIG welder for the project. He used the 225 to assemble the sculpture and to create the following details: the laces on the baseball, the feathers on the bird, and the wood grain finish on the bat.
According to Brandon, the most challenging part of the sculpture was the World Series Trophy. The poles were made out of stainless steel filler metal, each with a specific length to give the trophy its distinctive look. As the last step, the pennants were TIG welded to the flag poles.