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Old 01-20-2008, 12:37 AM
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Default steel palm tree and cactus

Has anyone done a steel palm tree for the yard or any cactus for the yard?? I'm trying to figure out how to texture pipe for trunk etc?? Any help would be Great Jeff
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Old 01-20-2008, 12:41 AM
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How about welding expanded metal to it. It come in allot of shapes and styles.
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Old 01-20-2008, 11:53 AM
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I'llhave to send a picture from my other computer later. My cactus is a 16' high saghuaro. I made it out of 8" pipe, and for the arm used a piece of 4' pipe with a 4x2 weld elbow. I textured it with 7018 with a good whip in it. If I was going to do it again I would use 6010, but I had boxes of 7018. I let it rust and it looks pretty impressive.
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Old 01-20-2008, 11:55 AM
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Looks like I postedit here already, heres the link http://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums/...=8857#post8857
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:52 PM
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This isn't goig to be much help as I tok the pictures with my phone at the zoo. It is a tree constructed entirely of steel, 3/8" round mostly with some flat mixed in. Next tiem I will take a real camera and get back to you as this was one impressive piece of art.
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