We worked on the lower part of the legs today. The legs right now are just tacked on to the torso section. each leg lid will go on separately when this is finished.
We cut the torso back apart and made some adjustments in the angles. Then we added more on to it. It was a lot of work trying to work around the shoulder area. The day was pretty hot in Phoenix as well that made the work seem harder. The next thing to do is the triangular piece on the torso and then to start figuring out how to fill in around the arms and neck area.
It looks like a metal shoe. My foot even fits in it. This is because it is suppose to fit a booted foot.
Soldier Boy and Mark Bind are busy building something. A few of the parts have been cut out of the steel sheet. But what is it going to be?
When we came in to work on the project today, we both thought that the butt area looked too flat and uninteresting. So we cut part of it out and modified it. Here is the back and front views.
The head piece is part way done. The tabs are being fitted to make sure that the bolts work properly. Three bolts will be used on the head. Each of the other parts will connect using four bolts.
Here is the front and back view of the back part of the legs up to the butt so far.
OUCH! It's good there is no one inside!
It was a particularly long day of work, but after the sun had gone down the welding of the cage was completed.
we put it into the back of my truck and I took it over to my place in Arizona to start the next phase. The inside will be lined with a thing layer of dense foam.
I cut the metal parts and Soldier boy got the back of the head welded together.
We started to work on the head. It took all day to make the bottom piece.
We continued with the torso and then built the tops for both arms. Now we are taking a break for a few days.
We changed the butt area and then started to work on the torso. We will make the torso in one part that will lock on with screws. Each limb will attatch separately, as well as the front part of the head.
At this point we are only a day away from finishing.
We got the torso partly done, but it is bending the wrong direction in the chest area. We will be cutting the top part of the torso in half and changing the angle and making some changes at the top for fit.
We have worked our way down the two arms. There is a slight bend in the elbow area. I have the pieces cut for the hand.
Each limb and the torso lids are separate parts that will screw on top to confine the prisoner inside the cage.
Bind cut more parts and Soldier Boy welded them together. This was the third day of working on this project.
Metal bondage can be such a beautiful thing.
We hoped to get the lower leg lids finished today, but we just ran out of time and it was getting dark. This is a very slow process. I am sure that we have well over 100 man hours in this so far.
We have now started work on the head piece. This will also be a separate part to be screwed on.
Two, slightly bent, legs are starting to take on a shape.
Soldier Boy continues to work on the project.
A few of the parts have now been welded together. Keep watching. we are just barely started with this massive project.
Bind has to keep getting inside to check the fit and to measure for each piece of metal that needs to be cut and fitted in. But before he can test it, the metal has to fully cool down. So this project is very slow and time consuming.
The padding isn't in yet, so I put a towel behind my head to make it more comfortable. Then the head piece was screwed on. I felt very confined inside. I stayed in it for two hours for my first test.
Every time we welded on another part, I had to get back into it to check the fit. In the picture on the right I am not only making a silly face, I am also holding my arms out in one of the ways that we might weld that part of the steel man cage.
Bind found these tabs at the metal supply store. He plans to cut them in half to use with the bolts.
Here are the arms and hands. The rest will be built as sections that lock down on top of this. We plan to have six sections that lock down over the body: each leg, each arm, the torso, and the face. The next thing we will be working on is the back part of the head. Then we will start building the top sections of this cage.
At this point, we are already about 30 man hours into this project. We have no plans, we are just building it as we go. We do know that after we get the back side done, that we will do the top side as several pieces that will lock in place on top by using screws. We wrapped up the day by just starting to make the appendages for the arms. In the picture on the left you can see that it looks they are little wings right now. The area from the torso to the arms was one of the more difficult areas to work out.
Here is how I fit in the bottom half of the cage so far. I have the feeling like I might be spending a lot of time in it in the future. There are a few guys who prefer to see me locked down. More to come.
We kept thinking that this form reminded us of something, but we couldn't think of what it was. All of the sudden it came to Soldier Boy. It reminded us of Rosie the robot maid in the Jetson's cartoons. Okay, we need to change that look for sure.
As we worked on it we talked about an idea for a movie starring this strange metal cage. Sorry, I am not telling. You will just have to wait until after we shoot the movie.
The unfinished torso lid and the unfinished head lid are put in place on the cage. Our next thing is to figure out how to finish both of them so that they visually and functionally work together.
Something extremely strange, awesome, intense, and confining, is being constructed. Check back here often to see the progress on this hard metal bondage creation.
Going in for a test. The limbs can be put on in any order.
After being on the road for a month, my owner hauled my ass back to Arizona so that I could work more on this project.
We got the head finished and then started to put the metal tabs around the torso, legs, and arms. The nuts were welded to the back of the tabs so that the bolts could easily be screwed in. It will take 23 bolts total. that means we had to make and attach 46 tabs.
We are now working on the legs. We have removed the appearance of a dress that made the think look like Rosie the Robot of the Jetsons. When I get in to test it each time, it is getting to feel more confining.
Here is the back side so far. We have 40 man hours in it so far.