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Bronze Octopus by AlexCFriend Bronze Octopus by AlexCFriend
This is the finished bronze octopus, modeled off the blue ring octopus, my friend (Isaac Krauss) and I worked on. He came up with the concept and sculpted the body of the octopus and I came in to help with the wax work and welding. The glass tabletop sits loose on top of the legs. Welding the legs to hold the glass tabletop level was a very rewarding and challenging process. I've certainly improved my TIG welding skills a lot because of my work on this octopus. An interesting thing about this sculpture is that the eyes are hand blown glass. In all the table weighs about 500 lbs which means we have put about $5,000 into building it. We estimate that we put around 1500 man hours into this project. If you are curious the table is sold.
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Given 2011-01-14
Bronze Octopus by ~ThisIsFake1234 A stunning sculptural work, this octopus looks not to be trusted with anything set on top of this table! A delightfully surreal creation! ( Featured by LabyrinthCreations )
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DeoTauroVenturio Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016
Oh Yea! I am an artist/sculptor in wood and your octopus table is awesome!
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AlexCFriend Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks!  I am glad you like our work
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SandroDebiazzi Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Professional Artist
that's impressive man
huge work, congrats
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cogwurx Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Outstanding!
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QCC-Art Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
my compliments to you and Isaac...this is a remarkably creative piece and so beautifully rendered...worth every minute of the 1500 hours

kudos to you both!
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AlexCFriend Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you!  We certainly appreciate the kind words.
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QCC-Art Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
most welcome :)

keep creating!
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is truly a work of art.
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AlexCFriend Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you! What a nice thing to say
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FlamingCockatiel Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
...Wow...Elegant
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AlexCFriend Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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FlamingCockatiel Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
You're welcome.
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Mallenroh001 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
this is just awesome 
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AlexCFriend Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Mallenroh001 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
you're welcome
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turingatemyhamster Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your table is amazing. What's the process for making something like this? Do you start with a scale model, or make a full-sized cast or what? I'm clueless about working with metal.
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AlexCFriend Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
I'm very pleased you like it!   If you would like to see how my friend and I made the table you can have a look at these process photos we took while working on it:

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UltraDad Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is really cool!  Where is the table now I wonder...
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AlexCFriend Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks I'm glad you like it!  I believe the table is currently in LA with my friend I worked on it with
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UltraDad Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
How large is the table top?
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AlexCFriend Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Its about a 36 inch diameter 
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AngelicSiren Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Please tell me there's some way to put this on layaway. D:
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AlexCFriend Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you like it :)   Sadly we don't have a layaway program though ;)
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AngelicSiren Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Ohh... sad day. Lol. Cuz, I'm sure it's probably like, 50K, which is like, how much I make in a year. LOL

But, yes, brilliant work you guys. Absolutely beautiful.
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decho Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
I waaaant iiit!! =))))
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TicklyRoach Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing. This really makes me want to learn how to work with bronze. ^^;
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AlexCFriend Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you think its amazing!
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Annsinger Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Is this still for sale?
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AlexCFriend Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hello,

Yes the table is still for sale, if you would like to know more about it please contact Isaac here:

www.octopustable.com/
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sesewest Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
You should really make more of these tables and other animals its beautiful
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AlexCFriend Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it. I would love to make some more bronze tables or just big bronze pieces in general someday
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raezer Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This would be awesome in my pirate themed living room lol :)
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AlexCFriend Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
I agree it would tie a pirate themed room together nicely!
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Nicholas-L Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
This is awesome. Octopi are among my favorite animals and the craftsmanship here is on point.
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AlexCFriend Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I'm happy you like it.
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synthetic-syn Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
this is amazing!!
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AlexCFriend Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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jorani2194 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
WANT
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AlexCFriend Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you like it!
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WidoPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Amazing!
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AlexCFriend Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Cherrygraph Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
it's my dream =0 <3
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AlexCFriend Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you like!
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Fantastic!
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AlexCFriend Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Vulpixtwo Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Damn that's cool.
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AlexCFriend Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! We think so too!
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claralieu Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Terrific work, amazing attention to detail!
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AlexCFriend Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I'm pleased you think its terrific.
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InnocentCanCry Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There's a lot of amazing detail on this. Really good job.
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