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Old 01-13-2010, 10:08 PM
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Here is a quick project I did this evening. I'm making a table and need a cross brace for the legs. This only took me about 30 mins to tie this square knot in 1/2 in. hot rolled. I like having a Hossfeld in my shop.
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Very cool! It looks like your new toy works well. I need to make a run down the hill for some steel for projects.
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Old 01-13-2010, 10:26 PM
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Very cool!

Is the color from bending stresses, or did you apply some heat? Either way, I like the look.
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Well that'll work, and that's nice work too. I like that.

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The rod had been lying on the shop floor for a while and was somewhat rusted and dirty. I put the unbent pieces in a bead blasting cabinet and removed all of the surface stuff. This left them flat grey but clean. After fabricating the knot, I fired up my propane forge and heat darkened the metal and then rubbed on a bee's wax/linseed compound. This gives the metal a dark glossy look and will protect against rusting, even tho this table will be inside. Sorry for the poor pic quality, I took them with my phone.
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Very nice, I like the color, will remember that surface treatment.
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I hope the table has a glass top That's neat!
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:18 AM
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Very cool!!! So is the hame part of the upright for the table top?
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I agree, that is pretty cool
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:50 AM
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The hames will be the legs. They'll be crossed underneath a wagon wheel. I've made some using buggy wheels, but this is the first using a wagon wheel. You can see the hub of it under the knot. This is a very heavy wheel, the tire is 3" wide, so I hope the hames will be sturdy enough. It is what the customer wanted and they are always right, correct?? lol

The knot wont be visible from the top, but I'll know its there.
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