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Ed Wilson
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Ed Wilson has been a collector of wrenches ever since his dad was a Minneapolis Moline dealer. Over 900 wrenches now reside at his rural home in central Kansas. As with any collection he ended up with duplicates. Ed soon found a use for the duplicate wrenches and began to weld them together to form leaves, birds, airplanes and stands for his mailbox, plants, sundial, bird feeders, and more.

Wilson started creating when he was 65 and has been having fun ever since retiring. He says, "Old farmers always know how to weld." The giant 5' tall chicken welded from wrenches, took him 2-3 years to create. Another focal point of the yard is a globe of wrenches. The globe holder is a pair of implement spring tooth cultivators which allows the globe to spin on its axis.

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