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Old 12-06-2007, 11:19 AM
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Since I had the camera in the shop to get a picutre of my compressor (See my compressor thread in Eqiupment section) I took a few pictures of some other things while I was there.
The first two are of one of my shop squares. I drilled and tapped it for three short 3/8" bolts. No matter what side it is on I can always pick it up off the table, it also puts the square higher than the rounded corner of a piece of square tubing.
The second is my version of a "Quick Fire Pit" (from a recent thread about a water heater tank fire pit). This one is not near as quick, far more expensive (half sheet of 1/4"), but much more comfortable to sit around. It was built for a customer, and I now need to retrofit it for a propane burner.
The last one is a mod I made to one of the chinese rollers so I can roll arches into 1" tubing. I have rolled an arch as tight as 24" with no problem out of .065 wall tubing, and could likley go even smaller but I have not tried.
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:22 AM
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Here are a couple of a screen door I am going to install today. The leaves are all hand made, the color was done on the leaves and tree trunk by various methods of rusting, then clear coating. I then went back and tinted some clear coat with green red and yellow and added a wee bit of color to the leaves.
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:31 AM
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I love the screen. Real custom work.
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:32 AM
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Here are a couple of a screen door I am going to install today. The leaves are all hand made, the color was done on the leaves and tree trunk by various methods of rusting, then clear coating. I then went back and tinted some clear coat with green red and yellow and added a wee bit of color to the leaves.
I like that one, Walker. It's downright startling.
What did you use to make the trunk?
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:42 AM
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Nice work on that door Walker. My only question is would be, is it to be installed on your house, or a customer?

Excellant work in fact.
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:59 AM
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The screen door is most impressive. Metalwork and common application as art almost always leaves me smiling.

I would like to see some better pictures of the fire pit, the base and such. I suspect there is some good looking work hidden under there. And I haven't started on mine yet....
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Old 12-06-2007, 12:37 PM
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Cutter, the trunk is just 10 ga cold rolled steel butted up to the 1x2 door frame. I welded beads on it for the texture, ran it a bit cold with higher wire speed, then sanded the tops off. Afterwards I textured the whole thing with a flap disk in various directions.
Lwhiway, it is going up on a customers house. I had made a kinetic sculpture for her out of leaves a year ago and she wanted to continue the theme on the door.
Photo, I'll see what I can do in the next day or so for some more pictures. The top is a single sheet of 1/4" that I cut pie wedges out of, heated the line to bend it and bent them up to meet. The base and foot rail is 1 1/2" pipe with 1/4 x 4" flat bar to support it. The foot rail gets warm enough to keep your feet comfortable, but not too hot to burn your shoes.
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Old 12-06-2007, 06:47 PM
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Walker , I do not say this very often but Beautiful job on the screen door . Sometimes it has to be more than "good job" . Dan
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:17 PM
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wow! thats screen door is awesome!
and t if thats a fire pit its too nice to use!
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