They Call Him the Wrench Man

We are always looking for ways to make cool stuff with out tools. But, how about making cool stuff out of tools! A scupltor in Australia has found a new life for old, rusted  wrenches that  would give Michelangelo Buonarroti a run for his money. Not sure who Michelangelo Buonarroti is, you might recognize his work by the picture.

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John Piccoli began creating his sculptors over 30 years ago for his small garden by using the wrenches he had collected. Fast-forward to today he is creating large statues and museum quality art pieces in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia.

       pile of wrenches              john & wife

       deer             park bench

Not only is John extremely talented, but he is also a Polio survivor who has been wheel-chair bound since 8 years old. You may wonder how he is able to create these sculptors that are life-like in size and shape!

sitting chair                               dancer

John’s custom workshop is can work in 3 dimensions with the use of  a cross-over gantry crane and several block and tackles at allow him to work at chair level.

bird bath        horse and rider


bent-over man      donkey and cart



Hopefully looking at these pictures will help inspire you to create something beautiful out of un-used tools! We would love to see what you come up with.

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