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  1. #951
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    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    Thanks Tony.
    Are you going to use the scrolling attachment or free hand it?

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    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    I am going to try freehand first. I have a compact bender from harbor freight but unfortunately I did not buy the scroll attachment when I had the chance to and now they no longer offer it for sale

    I think If I can not bend it by hand and on my vise I may cut up a jig out of ply wood and make a scroll form out of that and screw it down to a 2"x4" so that it can be mounted in the vise. One way or another I'll figure it out. After all it's only 1/4" round bar
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    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    Quote Originally Posted by N2 Welding View Post
    but unfortunately I did not buy the scroll attachment when I had the chance to and now they no longer offer it for sale
    Don’t worry you aren’t missing out on much. The scroll attachment is a wobbly piece of crap that won’t even hold the metal strip in the slot. I have to shim and clamp mine just so the metal will stay in the scroll. Other companies make scroll attachments, they are just way more expensive...and hopefully better made.


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    This will be my first attempt at anything dealing with scroll forming. I would try to forge the tips but it will be faster to just grind the points on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N2 Welding View Post
    This will be my first attempt at anything dealing with scroll forming. I would try to forge the tips but it will be faster to just grind the points on them.
    For the short scrolls, put the piece of round bar in a drill. Turn on a belt sander and use the drill to twist the round bar. Nice, even bevels in seconds. It can also work if you have a hand held grinder. If you only have hand tools, you need to secure one or the other tool.

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    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    Thank you I have a small black n decker handheld beld sander I can hold in the bench vise. I think the bigger bottom section I will have to sand once I get the lower section of bottom bent so I can cut them off even with each other before sanding and bending the upper section.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N2 Welding View Post
    Thank you I have a small black n decker handheld beld sander I can hold in the bench vise. I think the bigger bottom section I will have to sand once I get the lower section of bottom bent so I can cut them off even with each other before sanding and bending the upper section.
    I have used the drill and belt sander technique on my 1/16" tig tungsten all the way up to a piece of 1/2" round bar. The guy needed the 1/2" round bar tapered so he could slightly open up or stretch out a section of hose before he put a hose barb in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N2 Welding View Post
    This will be my first attempt at anything dealing with scroll forming. I would try to forge the tips but it will be faster to just grind the points on them.
    I've used pipe as Pat stated, works good. Using a holesaw can work too depending on your size. Make one from steel or pipe cutouts . That's not mine.

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    From concept to partly finished. I still have to add one element and hours of sanding, polishing and painting.
    The cube and ball are stainless. The triangle is mild steel and will be painted.

    I also got really lucky today and had someone come over and commission/buy three pieces for over $1,000. I have to make two of them before Christmas so the next couple of weeks will be busy.


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    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    Just one ball.... seems a bit unbalanced. the sign of true art

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    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    I have been told I am a bit unbalanced myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psacustomcreations View Post
    I have been told I am a bit unbalanced myself.

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    Aren't we all... LOL

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    Wow, psa I see you also did a little shop clean up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mechanic416 View Post
    Wow, psa I see you also did a little shop clean up.
    Yeah, that was a lot of work and took a few weeks to remove everything and clean

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    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    I like it! Happy for the sale, always nice.

    And "A clean shop produces clean work".

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceL View Post
    I like it! Happy for the sale, always nice.

    And "A clean shop produces clean work".
    Thanks.
    The tough part is to keep the shop clean. I am trying to make sure I spend a few minutes at the end of each day cleaning and putting away all the tools and equipment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psacustomcreations View Post
    Thanks.
    The tough part is to keep the shop clean. I am trying to make sure I spend a few minutes at the end of each day cleaning and putting away all the tools and equipment.
    psa, I find it best to work til I drop the tools at the end of the day. THEN, first thing in the morning I clean the shop. This gets me moving, I'm old; and it reminds where things are, I'm old and have a bad memory; and it allows me to look at the work and remind myself which steps are next, I'm old and have a bad memory and "things look different in the morning".

    So I leave the mess, clean up in the morning to get moving and that process helps me find the tools I've forgotten I have to do the steps on the project I didn't remember I was doing.

    just another method of work.

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    Thanks Kevin. I know that I am a bit lazy and that is one reason the shop ended up being a disaster. Now that it is clean I am making a better effort to keep it that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psacustomcreations View Post
    Thanks Kevin. I know that I am a bit lazy and that is one reason the shop ended up being a disaster. Now that it is clean I am making a better effort to keep it that way.
    Good luck... I struggle with keeping everything organized myself. It can cost me a lot of time locating tools and materials.
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    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    Quote Originally Posted by ronsii View Post
    Just one ball.... seems a bit unbalanced. the sign of true art
    hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by psacustomcreations View Post
    Thanks.
    The tough part is to keep the shop clean. I am trying to make sure I spend a few minutes at the end of each day cleaning and putting away all the tools and equipment.
    Looks neat Pat ! As for the cleanup stuff, I'm Improving slightly. I found it's best to have lots of the commonly used tools. That's why I have tapes, chisels ,center punches, scribes, hammers, squares, markers, soapstone, grinders, ear plugs, and my magswitches all over. This way when I do put some away I don't have to remember where I put it.

    As for the magswitches, I bought a couple of their Mag utility hooks . Ridgid ones on sale. Not bad for $15.00 but I would never buy for $37.00.
    You may want to forward to wife or girlfriends , they have a sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BD1 View Post
    Looks neat Pat ! As for the cleanup stuff, I'm Improving slightly. I found it's best to have lots of the commonly used tools. That's why I have tapes, chisels ,center punches, scribes, hammers, squares, markers, soapstone, grinders, ear plugs, and my magswitches all over. This way when I do put some away I don't have to remember where I put it.

    As for the magswitches, I bought a couple of their Mag utility hooks . Ridgid ones on sale. Not bad for $15.00 but I would never buy for $37.00.
    You may want to forward to wife or girlfriends , they have a sale.

    https://mag-tools.com/collections/holiday-gift-guide https://mag-tools.com/collections/ho...tility-hook-25
    I follow the same philosophy. Why have one tape measures, eye pro, hearing pro, etc that you can't find, when you can have four or five that you can't find.
    The problem with cleaning, moving, and reorganizing your shop is that you now can't remember the new location.
    We have some mag hooks at work but I don't think I have used them yet. But I have them in case I need them.

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