CREATED FOR THE UC BERKELEY CANNONEERS, 2016
For the annual "Big Game" in California - UC Berkeley vs. Stanford, the UC Berkeley Cannoneers approached Sheet Metal Alchemist to produce a 11' tall, propane powered, flaming rally torch for their annual pep rally bonfire.
The torch was designed to fit into the style of the UC Berkeley college campus. Although for cost and fire safety, the torch was made from steel, it was finished with a specialized patina combination that made the torch appear to be an aged, bronze structure.
The torch was made using the typical Sheet Metal Alchemist toolkit, using metal cutting lasers combined with CNC press brakes for accurate trim and cone forming, and traditional metal techniques to form the round sections near the top of the torch.