J Hammerhead Shark
Carbon Fibre Hammerhead Shark on F1 Plank

j hammer /16

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The motivation behind this sculpture was my passion for F1 and the chance it has given me to show and use the engineering skills processes and procedures I acquired during my 14 years as a mechanic. This sculpture is how I see a scalloped hammerhead shark swimming in the oceans of the world.

All juvenile Hammerhead sharks are exact smaller versions of their parents.

The j hammer is half the size of the original engineered hammer sculpture.

Selected parts and materials used in this sculpture are parts from modern F1 Grand Prix cars as listed below.

Sculpture limited to sixteen pieces and two artist proofs.

Body:Hand carved wooden ‘initial’ patterns scanned and CAD surfaced. The final patterns are scaled down and five axis machined from TB 650 tooling material. The moulds are made from a total of 9 ply / layers of tooling material, 1 ply 200 gsm, 8 ply 600 gsm, making it 7mm thick. The body is made from 1 ply / layer of 2 x 2 twill 200 gsm and 1 ply / layers of 2 x 2 twill 400 gsm giving a total thickness of 1.2 mm.

Fins:CAD designed and CNC machined from HE30 plate, coated.

Body top side detailing:Turning veins and exhaust shroud CAD designed 3D printed ABS with coating.

Nostrils:-2 Titanium hydraulic fitting.

Teeth:CAD designed 0.25 mm photo etched stainless steel.

Eyes:Machined lazer etched HE30 aluminium.

Vent:-2, 45° Machined titanium hydraulic fitting.

Exhausts:Oil cooler aluminium, 90° swept fitting from the 2013 Sahara Force India F1 Team.

Tail:CAD designed and CNC machined from HE30 plate, coated. Carbon fibre ‘muscle’ detail, made from 1 ply 2 x 2 twill 200 gsm, 1 ply 2 x 2 twill 400 gsm, giving a thickness of 1.2mm.

Mounting:Section of FIA legality perma-glass underfloor plank from the Sahara Force India F1 Team part no. 13 J23 02101A used at the 2013 Chinese GP, Sergio Pérez, with rear torsion bar post from the Sahara Force India F1 Team part no. 11 J04 0060.

Dimensions:L 1100 mm W 420 mm H 520 mm.

Weight:2 kg

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