Back to Main Building Below is a pictorial on the making of a monkey as well as a time lapsed video clip. Each monkey starts out as a flat sheet of 1/8 ” thick steel. The sheets are laser cut into the individual “puzzle pieces” that make up each monkey. Dale making monkey. Starting the monkeys, just flat sheets of pre-cut monkeys. Time to start the welding process to give them some dimension and bring them to life! Welding in supports to give the monkey dimension. Followed by welding on the edges to complete the monkey form. Take a look at the supports that provide dimension. One foot is almost done! This monkey is just waiting for his tail…. And finished!