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    Rusty spiral

    Had an opportunity to build this for a client. They wanted rust. Fun job. Was built to match a photo.

    How do I reorient the photos?
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    Re: Rusty spiral

    Looks really nice!!!

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    Re: Rusty spiral

    wow that looks very rustic and like its been there 100 years.....
    How do I reorient the photos? you have to rotoate them in whatever program you crop photos in then save them in proper orientation, what windows are you using?

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    Re: Rusty spiral

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    Looks great!
    What do you use to seal the staircase to prevent the rust from coming off?

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    Re: Rusty spiral

    Quote Originally Posted by tapwelder View Post

    How do I reorient the photos?
    Looks great!

    If your using windows, right click on the photo and in the context menu you'll see the option to rotate right or left (CW or CCW)

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    Re: Rusty spiral

    Looks AWESOME!

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    Re: Rusty spiral

    I did one in Coconut Grove 100 years ago and used welded chain for the handrail. I actually rusted/ rusted in Biscayne bay ( by Monte's)and then used Man-O-War urethane (spar var) to seal it up after.
    Nice job. Be proud of it. Any idiot can bondo and go fire engine red. Thats a stunning piece of work.

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    Re: Rusty spiral

    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbytime View Post
    wow that looks very rustic and like its been there 100 years.....
    How do I reorient the photos? you have to rotoate them in whatever program you crop photos in then save them in proper orientation, what windows are you using?
    The client will take care of the finish. The were looking for something old, so they could make up a story about it. The entire house is extremely rustic.
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    Re: Rusty spiral

    Thanks for the compliments.

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    Re: Rusty spiral

    Most of the rust is complements of Tennessee rain. In was working hard removing mill scale and spraying peroxide. Left the handrail outside in the rain, 15 min later it was bright orange.

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    Re: Rusty spiral

    If you get continued demand for that ( likely) start researching working with acids

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    Re: Rusty spiral

    I will continue to research . I stripped with acid in bath and sprayer. The peroxide seemed to expediate the rusting.

    Ironically, I currently have 2 end tables that are to be rusted. I just put a bowl of muriatic acid under them and in 2 days they are covered with rust. Hmmmm

    Acid is nasty.

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    Re: Rusty spiral

    Quote Originally Posted by tapwelder View Post
    I will continue to research . I stripped with acid in bath and sprayer. The peroxide seemed to expediate the rusting.

    Ironically, I currently have 2 end tables that are to be rusted. I just put a bowl of muriatic acid under them and in 2 days they are covered with rust. Hmmmm

    Acid is nasty.
    Take a look at all of Bills vids. He's the best at that stuff

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    Thanjs for the video link.

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    Re: Rusty spiral

    Wow really great work! I love it! The curved pieces under the outside edge of the tread, are those steel? Did you make those?

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    Re: Rusty spiral

    That looks great. So many houses built today that it would be the perfect compliment for. Out standing job.

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    Re: Rusty spiral

    Probably one of the nicer spirals I've seen. Not a big fan of them personally. I have built a few, but they usually are after the price rather than being nice.

    Out of curiosity, did you roll your own handrail? If so, how did you do it. I bought the rails for the stairs I made because I could buy them cheaper than I could make them. They came as a corkscrew, but I have seen them rolled as a coil that you stretch out. I can roll the coil, just not the corkscrew, but haven't tried to make my own, so don't know what happens when you stretch out the coil.
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    Re: Rusty spiral

    Quote Originally Posted by Ironman916 View Post
    Wow really great work! I love it! The curved pieces under the outside edge of the tread, are those steel? Did you make those?
    Thanks , yes we made everything. All parts were flat or tubular stock in the beginning.

    I bent the cap with a hossfeld with their edge bender with a 36" radius. The channel was rolled. The bending was fairly easy since it is only 10 ft of rise.



    Thanks to all.

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