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Old 04-08-2024, 12:19 AM
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I needed a table by the front door to catch "stuff" as I come in.

I had a set of legs that I'd made for another table that didn't look right so I just hung them up in the shop, waiting on another project. They are 5/16" HR rod that I braided using a rosebud tip. The rail around the table-top is some handrail I got from King's Metals. The top is copper sheet that came polished and I hammered the texture into it.

I also made the tipi lamp. It's covered in deer rawhide.



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sorry about the orientation of the last pic. I can't seem to get it rotated.
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Old 04-08-2024, 05:21 AM
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I like it! Looks great IMO.


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Old 04-08-2024, 05:53 AM
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Default Sofa Table fab.

Very nice job! I’m trying to figure out how I could / would make the bottom cross knot support.

I take it that you use a gas rose bud for as all heating and bending?

I attempted to rotated the picture in your post, but didn’t work right, so I added it to my reply.

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Old 04-08-2024, 07:18 AM
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Old 04-08-2024, 08:15 AM
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I like that square knot. :-)
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Old 04-08-2024, 08:42 AM
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Thanks for rotating the pic. I get that often when I transfer a pic from my cell phone.

The square knot is done cold on a Hossfeld bender. I just turn keyholes in the center of the rod, offset the loop and slide the ends through the loops. When I made the first one, years ago, I did it the "right" way, heating the 1/2" HR rod in the forge and used the anvil. The Hossfeld makes it much easier and quicker. The double 5/16 rods are tacked on the back to keep them together and flat.

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Very nice job! I’m trying to figure out how I could / would make the bottom cross knot support.

I take it that you use a gas rose bud for as all heating and bending?

I attempted to rotated the picture in your post, but didn’t work right, so I added it to my reply.

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Very nice. Is the top supported by ply or MFD? Or is it loud?
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I wrapped the copper around 1/2" plywood. My son suggested putting some Bondo between the copper and the plywood to prevent it from rattling, but I figured for such a small surface that I wouldn't be placing anything particularly heavy on, going without would work fine, and it has. If I was putting it on a bar-top or a larger table, then the Bondo would be useful.

Using a ball peen hammer to texture the copper really pushed up a wrinkle in the sheet. I used a rubber dead-blow hammer to knock it back flat so I had a good surface to peen. I used a 2x4x6 inch steel block as an anvil to hammer on.

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Wow, that turned out great. Nicely done.
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Old 04-08-2024, 07:54 PM
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Really like that. Seems relatively simple but I know there is actually quite a bit of work involved in a project like that.


Let us know how it works out for its intended use cause if I built that for a "catch stuff" at the door table here, I would be told to keep my shit off the nice table
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