Posts in Category: Custom Tube Bending & Pipe Bending

California Sculptor Completes Commissioned Piece

Bent Stainless Steel Tubes Used to Depict Decline of Crime Rates in Chicago

Sharpe Products customer, Loren Madsen, is a sculptor based out of California and was commissioned by the City of Chicago for a project to depict the falling crime rates within the city. The sculpture Loren designed is made up of 8, 4 inch O.D., 11 Gage stainless steel tubes bent on a 6 inch centerline radius. The finished piece chronicles crime rates in eight categories over 30 years and each tube is an abstraction of those categories. The sculpture stands in front of a police station and jail within the City of Chicago. To see more of Loren Madsen’s work visit

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Watlow Electric Manufacturing Co. Custom Sculpture

Sharpe Products' Custom Tube Rolling Services Utilized for Customer's Artwork
"...As the designer and welder of this artwork, I believe the beautiful result of the finished product is a direct result of the rolled and coped parts produced by Sharpe Products. I say this because the individual parts were produced from... read more