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    Looks good, I wonder if the copper blooms are too high for people to admire your work.
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    It's only about 5-1/2' tall so at least the lower 2 show pretty well.

    I need a hickey bar for fine tuning some of the bars. I think they'll like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psacustomcreations View Post
    Watch this video on various finishes with that companies steel effects.

    Jason starts a few minutes into the video.


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    Thanks I will watch Wednesday I have been gone for a few days and I'm beat. LOL

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    I love the look of the patina. Thanks for the clip.

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    I got this from my scrap guy, I liked all the different shapes and figured I could make something out of them. Nice 1/4" thick steel.

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    I don't know what this is actually - it's for my stepson. He's a single apartment dweller but his mom wanted me to make him something for Christmas. Could put a candle on it, maybe a "collectible". He's a typical late 20's geek/video game playing/comicon type.

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    I think it has a 5th Element kind of vibe (Milla Jovovich movie)

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    Mom's happy - I'm happy lol.
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    The item for your stepson is really nice.

    In regards to the plasma sheet, I like this section outlined in black. You could almost do something like your fisherman or another abstract piece.

    Maybe do something similar to various sections to see how the look if cut out of the whole.

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    Oops - that section is what I cut out to make that piece.

    But there is a lot of good hiding in there. I'll tease them out little by little.

    Thank you for the positive comments!
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    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    Finished two sculptures today. Both are 6ft tall. Used 14ga steel sheets. Sprayed muriatic acid first to get rid of mill scale (almost), then peroxide+vinegar+salt to flash rust it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by therider View Post
    Finished two sculptures today. Both are 6ft tall. Used 14ga steel sheets. Sprayed muriatic acid first to get rid of mill scale (almost), then peroxide+vinegar+salt to flash rust it.

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    Those are both very nice pieces. I also really like the mountains in the background. If possible, I think it would be great if you could find a spot where you place these so that it is just the sculpture with the mountains behind. I think it would create a very nice contrast and image.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psacustomcreations View Post
    Those are both very nice pieces. I also really like the mountains in the background. If possible, I think it would be great if you could find a spot where you place these so that it is just the sculpture with the mountains behind. I think it would create a very nice contrast and image.
    Thanks for the kind words. I built these for a customer, I hope the install location matches the piece.

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    Ive been welding about 3 months now, made this seahorse and scorpion for fun. Seahorse is made out of all recycled bike parts xcept for the nose thing which was pulled out of a lawnmower. Scorpion out of half motorcycle chain/bike chain i had laying around. Sorry cant figure out how to make these pics smaller. Name:  scorpion.jpg
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    Have some graphics coming, trim the eyebolt, it's coming along...

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    The mailbox looks good. How are you mounting it to a post?
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    Quote Originally Posted by psacustomcreations View Post
    The mailbox looks good. How are you mounting it to a post?
    For the last one, I used a plate on the inside that bolted to a base on the outside - and that bolted to the existing mailbox post.

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    This one is a bit "girthier" so I'll have to get some measurements to see if the same will work, but I'm doubting it.

    Might try and make my own post, something with STYLE lol!
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    Looking forward to seeing a pic of your post posted


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    Re: Scrap metal art or projects

    Just stumbled accross this game changing quick cheap and very effective rattle can spray paint mixer mod. It sure will make rattle can painting more fun for me. Not really art but can be used when putting the finish touched on your art work.


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    Quote Originally Posted by N2 Welding View Post
    Just stumbled accross this game changing quick cheap and very effective rattle can spray paint mixer mod. It sure will make rattle can painting more fun for me. Not really art but can be used when putting the finish touched on your art work.


    That's pretty cool. I usually advise guys to shake rattle cans with their LEFT (or "other" arm so as to get an equal "workout"

    This is what I use.




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    Interesting idea but I wonder if it truly works as good as he says. Spinning the can would not seem to really get things mixing to my thinking.
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    I think I read somewhere a reciprocating saw was used as a power source. That may provide a better motion than spinning.


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    Quote Originally Posted by davec View Post
    Interesting idea but I wonder if it truly works as good as he says. Spinning the can would not seem to really get things mixing to my thinking.
    Did you see the test he did with water/oil/glitter to see how it mixes? Looks pretty conclusive to me. I bought the 3Ē pressure test cap and some 3Ē abs plastic crapper pipe. Iíll test it one of these days and let you know what I think of it. If that donít work Iíll figure out a way to use an old dull blade on the recip saw. Either way has to be way better than shaking by hand for a couple of minutes.
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    Yeah I saw his test, but really couldn't tell much from it. If this method worked so well, it would be much simpler to make on a commercial basis than the shakers that are out there like Lis showed. So why don't they make them this way? Maybe it does work fine, but it just doesn't seem to be very logical to me.

    Now a recip saw would make a lot more sense to me as Lis just noted. Not quite as easy to make, though.
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    The recip method might be a little harder on the tool though. Considering you have the weight of the paint can pulling against the tool every time the tool changes directions.
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    Here is an attachment made for the recip saw.
    It works pretty well on paint. You are supposed to keep the tool at a pretty low speed when you use it.
    The clamp does a good job of holding the can and is much easier and faster than using a screw band clamp.
    The only downside is if you forget to tighten the clamp completely. Then the pads wear or tear a bit.


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    Quote Originally Posted by psacustomcreations View Post
    Here is an attachment made for the recip saw.
    It works pretty well on paint. You are supposed to keep the tool at a pretty low speed when you use it.
    The clamp does a good job of holding the can and is much easier and faster than using a screw band clamp.
    The only downside is if you forget to tighten the clamp completely. Then the pads wear or tear a bit.


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    That's basically what I have done but minus the fancy adapter just a few wraps of electrical tape around the can on an old long wood blade.

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    OK. This is going to sound dorky but this is what I do.

    Rattle can in hand , arm raised, with elbow bent backwards. Shaking in this position BEHIND your shoulder to work tricep muscles.


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