Junk on the Horizon

December 17th, 2009 in member junk     
JunkinLindsey JunkinLindsey, member
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As it sets on a shelf, about 16 wide.
Heres the horizon, its pretty old, and wed be sideways right now if it was accurate!
I couldnt imagine doing all this work and just throwing it away. So of course I snatched it up.
Ah just the right look to frame it all together. I heart rivets!
The complete quote:  To fly! to live as airmen live! Like them to ride the skyways from horizon to horizon, across rivers and forests! To free oneself from the petty disputes of everyday life, to be active, to feel the blood renewed in ones vein - ah! That is life... Life is finer and simpler. My will is freer. I appreciate everything more, sunlight and shade, work and my friends. The sky is vast. I breathe deep gulps of the fine clear air of the heights. I feel myself to have achieved a higher state of physical strength and a clearer brain. I am living in the third dimension! - Henri Mignot

As it sets on a shelf, about 16 wide.

As it sets on a shelf, about 16" wide.

This is a gift for my dad. His hobby is building airplanes and occasionally getting to fly his 'experimental' aircraft. I made this out of spare airplane parts and rivets, mounted on some grey wood. The inspiration is this Beechcraft artificial gyro horizon I found on Ebay. it fit perfectly with a scrap piece of sheet metal he had formed into a panel for his RV-6, but discarded a few years ago. (He's much more of a perfectionist than me!) It will look familiar when he gets it back, and hopefully this finished piece inspires him to fly again soon, and that good things are always on the horizon.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, wood, artwork, glass, frame, black, retro, study, shelf, office, tin-metallic, historical, aluminium-metallic, 30s

Comments (12)

Born_in_a_barn writes: Wow that is cool and your dad sounds equally cool. Posted: 3:08 pm on May 10th
CleverThinker writes: The thing I like most about junking or 'junque-ing' is when it gets personal like this! You have an eye, and you took off with it....but to take your personal view of this junque and make it personal for your dad is a double whammy....you get extra points on this one! Great landing!!! Posted: 2:35 pm on December 30th
shabbychick writes: This is amazing, and your dad will love it! Made from things he loves, and by someone he loves - it's really special!

Thanks so much for sharing this with us!

Kathy Posted: 10:58 am on December 23rd
fellowjunker writes: What an absolutely amazing gift you have created.
Merry Christmas!
xojanis Posted: 3:51 pm on December 19th
junkermidge writes: Okay, this is just way SOOOOOO cool. I'm trying not to get weepy (I have a soft spot for any posts involving dads). Your dad is going to love this! Love that you found a horizon to fit it perfectly and that quote is SO, SO, SO awesome. WAY TO GO, LINDSEY!
Midge Posted: 8:59 pm on December 18th
greencolleen writes: you did your dad up proud girl, this is soooo cool, art and momento thats the best gift, im sure he will treasure it. what a great idea ;) Posted: 10:03 am on December 18th
redbugs13 writes: What a perfect gift!!! Your dad will love it! Posted: 3:36 pm on December 17th
alicemom writes: Lindsey,
That is so outstanding! Your Dad will be VERY proud I am sure! If not tell him all your junker friends want the great piece lol!!
smiles, alice Posted: 1:58 pm on December 17th
MakinItHappen writes: A very impressive project and a wonderful gift! Posted: 1:03 pm on December 17th
monakent writes: OMG!!!! I was going to start off by saying "I want... I want..." but then I saw this was for Dad, so I decided to just tell you how ultra-cool this is!!!! I have never seen anything like this before, but fell in love with it the second I saw it. I can only guess how much Dad will LOVE this gift. Make sure to tell him he is the envy of many a junker!!! gailmarie Posted: 12:22 pm on December 17th
RustyDiva writes: WOW ~ this is too cool! Your dad is gonna love it! You did a great job bringing all the pieces together and I love the quote! A+++++++ Posted: 11:48 am on December 17th
Prior writes: Love the quote and how you put it together, I liked to see his face when he recognizes his trash turned to treasure. Lezlee Posted: 11:47 am on December 17th
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