Sculpting new metal polishing frontiers

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The tools are amazing, light and powerful and have been a joy to useGeoff Farquhar-Still

Mid last year sculpture artist Geoff Farquhar-Still created a beautiful sculpture outside Scullin shopping centre using tools from 111 Abrasives Australia. Farquhar-Still was commissioned by competitive submission for the ACT government to create a unique sculpture which has now become a much loved part of the local landscape.

The sculpture, named Cumulus Aeronauticus, refers to a cloud formed by the crossing of vapour trails left by high altitude aircraft. It has been erected outside the Scullin shopping centre in Canberra. Farquhar-Still is a full time practicing artist who has a particular interest in steel for its sculptural and structural properties. He has over 10 years experience as a sculpture artist and needs high quality tools to assist him in creating amazing pieces of art. However such a sculpture provides unique challenges in regards to grinding and polishing, especially in small welding areas and unconventionally structured pipes. Farquhar-Still has purchased a wide variety of high quality tools from 111 Abrasives Australia, however for this sculpture he made particular use of the Pipe-Max. Farquhar-Still endorsed the product by stating that the Pipe-Max is an “amazing tool and one that we use all the time.”

“Having said that,” Farquhar-Still continues, “the Varilex WSF 900 DUO is the other most used tool as we tend to be dealing with small weld areas. It is so light and easy to use, yet surprisingly powerful.” 111 Abrasives Australia supplies a wide variety of industries with a wide variety of needs. If there are small weld areas for example the Varilex WSF 900 DUO is ideal due to being light, easy to use and powerful.
The Pipe Max is a great all round pipe grinder/polisher which is so versatile and has received a lot of praise from many customers. Farquhar-Still said: “The tools are amazing, light and powerful and have been a joy to use.”

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