building a gong, asking input.
I am using scrap metal from our shop to build myself a gong for my birthday. I used 2x2 square tubing for the feet, risers and crossmember, reinforced all corners with 1x1 square tubing, and plan to use this to tie wire the plates to the stand. One of the plates I already cut into a 16" somewhat round piece since I am not very handy with a torch and didn't have a compass to get a perfect circle. the input I am asking for is on the other plate. the plate is 1/2" thick 514(?) impact steel and 16.25 x 16.25 inches square. My boss says I have to be creative with the shapes I cut out of this plate or he will charge me for the steel. I'm not worried about paying the $12 scrap steel cost, but why should I if I can get out by having fun. I am going to try to add a poll with the ideas I have so far for the plate. if anyone has other ideas, I have until Tuesday morning to decide on it. And please take into consideration I am not much of an artist with the cutting torch.
Ideas so far are:
One BIG Rabbit silloette
One BIG nasty varmit flipping the bird
one big swinging monkey, hung to look like it is holding the top of the rack.
one silloette of sasquatch (wonder where I got that idea)
one 8" tall rabbit and an 8" wide varmit, looking much like a weasel
"I am a stone. I do not move. Very slowly, I put snow in my mouth and he won't see my breath. I take my time. . . I have only one bullet. I aim at his eye. Very gently, my finger presses on the trigger. I do not tremble. I have no fear"