by Ray Leblanc
This is one mantis that deserves respect... it is 8 feet long and weighs approximately 500 lbs. The eyes are reflective (and mesmerizing).
Ray's inspiration for the project was the logo of a local demolition company he has admired for years. He spent 80 hours fabricating the mantis.
For the welding on the project, Ray used his Lincoln Electric Idealarc® 250 and a Lincoln Electric Weld-Pak® 155 wire feeder welder (current model is EASY MIG® 180).
Ray has also used his Lincoln Electric welders to build a steel patio deck.
*The above project images and descriptions have been published to show how individuals used their ingenuity for their own needs, convenience and enjoyment. Only limited details are available and the projects have NOT been engineered by the Lincoln Electric Company. Therefore, when you use the ideas for projects of your own, you must develop your own details and plans and the safety and performance of your work is your responsibility.