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Old April 29, 2012, 05:02 PM   #1
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Worlds Largest Stainless Steel Turkey......(yes, stainless steel)

Driving thru Ames, Iowa today and saw this incredible piece of art work.....a stainless steel turkey sitting in front of the Iowa Turkey Federation building. Snapped a few pictures for you to see. There is also a web site link for the artist Larry Pearson, showing how it was made. Enjoy.....


http://www.pearsonmetalart.com/Turkey.html






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Old April 29, 2012, 05:03 PM   #2
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Old April 29, 2012, 07:52 PM   #3
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Always amazing what creative people can come up with.......thanks for the link!
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Old April 29, 2012, 08:00 PM   #4
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NICE!
I bet that took a whole Sunday afternoon!

If he charge minimum wage for his labor and no material cost I still couldn't afford it!!

Thanks for sharing!
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Old April 29, 2012, 08:36 PM   #5
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Impressive worksmanship.

My father was an expert metal worker, I know how long it takes to craft items like that.
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Old April 29, 2012, 10:58 PM   #6
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I hope they have some good theft-abatement measures in place.

Thieves don't see a turkey.
They see dollar signs. $$$$$$$$
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Old April 29, 2012, 11:28 PM   #7
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Wow! Very nice.
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Old May 1, 2012, 10:17 AM   #8
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Very nice.

Thanks for posting Rembrandt

I get to Iowa often and was just in Boone about 3wks. ago. You can bet if I get close to Ames I'll swing by and check this artwork out.

Thanks again.
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Old May 1, 2012, 12:01 PM   #9
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Really impressive. Thanks for posting. I want one!!
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Old May 1, 2012, 12:06 PM   #10
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Beautiful art, thanks for sharing.
Now, did I misread the date on the plaque? Looks to me like 5/30/12. I don't think that has happened yet.
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Old May 2, 2012, 02:28 AM   #11
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Now, did I misread the date on the plaque? Looks to me like 5/30/12. I don't think that has happened yet.
That's probably when the dedication ceremony will take place.
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Old May 2, 2012, 04:25 AM   #12
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Now, did I misread the date on the plaque? Looks to me like 5/30/12. I don't think that has happened yet
It's from the future!
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Old May 4, 2012, 03:36 AM   #13
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finally

I've said for a long time that the "space shot", tungsten alloy, hevi shot etc turkey loads were a waste of money and not necessary.

I see now what they are good for......armored gobblers.
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Old May 5, 2012, 12:13 PM   #14
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It's from the future!
But not too far into the future... I think we can conclude from this that by the end of this month the midwest will be over run with giant metal turkeys
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Old May 22, 2012, 12:47 PM   #15
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SOOOOO...What load for a giant Stainless Steel turkey??!!
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Old May 25, 2012, 09:16 AM   #16
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The Griswalds would like to stop and see that on their way out to Wally World....

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SOOOOO...What load for a giant Stainless Steel turkey??!!
The "over kill" loads they sell now for regular turkeys would probably work fine!!

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Old May 26, 2012, 02:03 AM   #17
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Mabel, get chop saw, we're having turkey tonight.
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Old May 27, 2012, 09:02 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by FrankenMauser
I hope they have some good theft-abatement measures in place.

Thieves don't see a turkey.
They see dollar signs. $$$$$$$$
Looks to me like it's welded to a metal plate which is set into the concrete base...

I doubt you'd find a thief that could pick it up anyway.

As far as the date, that's probably the date of some ceremony at that place where it will be "officially" donated/presented to the organization. I've seen similar dates that don't correspond with the current date for those reasons.
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Old May 28, 2012, 01:01 PM   #19
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Here in Racine, Wisconsin we have the "metal guys" driving old beater trucks around good neighborhoods looking for anything they can sell. (I've had my wrought iron lawn furniture taken the middle of a Sunday afternoon. I've also had a metal star decoration taken off the house.)

If that was parked somewhere in Racine you'd see an "army" of "metal guys" surrounding it with their 20-30 year old trucks and drooling!!
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