Andrew Chase’s awe-inspiring sculptures

Andrew Chase is based in Salt Lake City, and is a self-employed commercial photographer, furniture maker and welder — all talents he employs when making his lifelike mechanical animals.
Each piece is made of various recycled automobile and plumbing parts and takes between 80 and 120 hours to make.

The fully articulated cheetah weighs about 50 pounds and is constructed out of electrical conduit, auto transmission parts, 20-gauge steel and random parts found in an industrial salvage yard.

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                                               Cheetah

However, if you were expecting the animal to come to life, you would not be too far wrong

All the joints move and lock in place. Turning a gear on the elephant’s side winds a cable around a shaft which raises and lowers the fully articulated trunk. The ears also move back and forth and and fan out.

                                      Elephant

The Giraffe is made from transmission parts, electrical conduit, plumbing pipe, and sheet steel. Interconnected with a complex mesh of gears and levers, the giraffe is designed to look and work in a realistic manner. All joints rotate and lock in position. Turning a removable crank on the giraffe’s side raises its neck. Lifting the tail lowers the neck.

                                    Giraffe

Both are made from recycled transmission parts, recycled 20 gauge steel, and two new cats eye marbles.

T-Rex

Horse

The Polar Bear Is made from recycled automobile transmission and drivetrain parts, recycled conduit and pipe, 1/4 inch rod and 20 gauge steel. It is articulated and posable.

                                Polar Bear
Materials include recycled transmission parts, recycled engine parts, an old helium tank, and misc. bits of scrap metal.

 Gorilla
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Please checkout his other work here Chase Studio

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