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    Some of the ugliest welds you ever did see...

    ...and I did them on purpose.

    Client wanted a "bottle tree" so I figured while I'm at it I'll get enough material to make a couple of extras.

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    Re: Some of the ugliest welds you ever did see...

    Is it to put empty wine bottle, etc. on the branches?
    They look nice, whatever they're for. I'm always amazed by the artistry I see in your projects. you can tell there's a lot of thought and effort put into them. the bark almost looks natural. nice job

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    Re: Some of the ugliest welds you ever did see...

    I think they look pretty good, what ever the customer wants to use them for. On top of that Brain, look at all the experience you have gained running the machine cold.
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    Re: Some of the ugliest welds you ever did see...

    Nice job! Glad 2 see u have an "iron thumb"

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    Re: Some of the ugliest welds you ever did see...

    wow, those are cool. who much wire did you go through with those?
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    Re: Some of the ugliest welds you ever did see...

    Very cool. A bottle forest...

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    Re: Some of the ugliest welds you ever did see...

    SWEEEEET!
    I plan on putting one of those together for this Spring! Yours are Fantastic!

    BTW, how long of a Stake do you require on something of that weight and size to keep it 'planted firmly' (pun intended) in the ground?

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    I feel sorry for the poor bastard who tries to walk through those trees.
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    Re: Some of the ugliest welds you ever did see...

    Very cool stuff!
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    Re: Some of the ugliest welds you ever did see...

    that looks like it took some time. Is it harder to do all those stringers knowing that it isn't for the sake of attaching something but just for decoration? Also not "ugly" it's perfect decorativity..
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeGyver View Post
    I feel sorry for the poor bastard who tries to walk through those trees.
    I would love to put one of these in my yard to see how the deer react to it. Try rubbing your horns on that!
    Though on a serious note I think you did a great job! Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdwell4 View Post
    Is it to put empty wine bottle, etc. on the branches?
    They look nice, whatever they're for. I'm always amazed by the artistry I see in your projects. you can tell there's a lot of thought and effort put into them. the bark almost looks natural. nice job
    Yeah you put wine bottles on the branches, stems from some old hoodoo root doctor kind of stuff. Something about catching spirits in the bottles.

    Quote Originally Posted by geezer View Post
    I think they look pretty good, what ever the customer wants to use them for. On top of that Brain, look at all the experience you have gained running the machine cold.
    Thanks, but I was already pretty good at that.

    Quote Originally Posted by ThorsHammer View Post
    wow, those are cool. who much wire did you go through with those?
    Less than 3 lbs per tree total. The bark welding wasn't enough to make a difference on my cheap bathroom scale.

    Quote Originally Posted by strube1369 View Post
    Very cool. A bottle forest...
    Well they're only 5' tall and only three so maybe a bottle hedgerow?

    Quote Originally Posted by jman View Post
    SWEEEEET!
    I plan on putting one of those together for this Spring! Yours are Fantastic!

    BTW, how long of a Stake do you require on something of that weight and size to keep it 'planted firmly' (pun intended) in the ground?

    Cheers,
    There are loops at the end of each root for anchors if it's going on a hard surface, or you could sink a post in the ground and set them over it. A couple three feet or so should be plenty. They're fairly stable as they stand.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeGyver View Post
    I feel sorry for the poor bastard who tries to walk through those trees.
    Tell me about it. I feel sorry for the poor bastard who welded them up and stabbed himself several times in the process.

    Quote Originally Posted by dumb as a stump View Post
    that looks like it took some time. Is it harder to do all those stringers knowing that it isn't for the sake of attaching something but just for decoration? Also not "ugly" it's perfect decorativity..
    I think you just made up a new word, cool.

    Nah the stringers were a cinch. Go as fast as I can and let my old shaky hands shake all over.

    Quote Originally Posted by BoostingAmerica View Post
    I would love to put one of these in my yard to see how the deer react to it. Try rubbing your horns on that!
    Though on a serious note I think you did a great job! Thanks for sharing.
    That reminds me of a joke: What do you call a blind doe?

    I'll bet they won't nibble the leaves off either.

    I've got a little of the "tree bark" embossed bar left, I'm thinking it would be cool to make a nice 8 or 10 point rack with it.
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    Re: Some of the ugliest welds you ever did see...

    Quote Originally Posted by app-ironworksllc View Post

    That reminds me of a joke: What do you call a blind doe?

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    The easiest way to get a bottle tree in your yard is to plant a bottle about 3" deep, water well and hope for the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bistineau View Post
    A NoSeeDoe?




    The easiest way to get a bottle tree in your yard is to plant a bottle about 3" deep, water well and hope for the best.
    I wonder if you put money in the bottle you'd get a money tree?

    Try it and show me where they are so I can "check" on them for you.
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    Re: Some of the ugliest welds you ever did see...

    Care to share how you "necked down" the crotch of the tree?
    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by minner View Post
    Care to share how you "necked down" the crotch of the tree?
    You perverts on the internet always wantin' to see "neck-ed crotches".

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    Re: Some of the ugliest welds you ever did see...

    I think they are pretty funny...

    How much do they weigh?

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    Brian, nice stuff.
    If you have too many customers that want stuff like that I will be happy to take them off your hands... I don't have enough of those. The ones that want stuff like that but don't want to pay for it--------- I have too many of!
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    Quote Originally Posted by app-ironworksllc View Post
    I wonder if you put money in the bottle you'd get a money tree?

    Try it and show me where they are so I can "check" on them for you.
    Probably not, the bottle would keep the money dry and it would not germinate properly. Try it and see. I was wondering if I came up with the right answer to the blind doe question, a NoSeeDoe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bistineau View Post
    Probably not, the bottle would keep the money dry and it would not germinate properly. Try it and see. I was wondering if I came up with the right answer to the blind doe question, a NoSeeDoe.
    All I have for the jar is jingly money, no folding money.

    Nope that's not it.

    No eye deer.

    What do you call a cow with no legs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by app-ironworksllc View Post

    What do you call a cow with no legs?
    Dinner

    Nice work on the trees!
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    Quote Originally Posted by minner View Post
    Care to share how you "necked down" the crotch of the tree?
    Thanks
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    The short bent pieces of pipe get 4 long narrow notches on the branch end, then that end is beat together into a taper and welded up after getting fit to the 3/4" "tree bark" embossed bar.

    Then they are put together like the collector on a header, then welded to the trunk. The trunk is 3" pipe with a few plasma slices partially through to allow easy bending. Then they're welded up so they have a more organic curve to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbotos View Post
    You perverts on the internet always wantin' to see "neck-ed crotches".
    Betcha a hundred bucks you don't want to see mine. Betcha two hundred bucks I don't want to show you.

    Quote Originally Posted by zapster View Post
    I think they are pretty funny...

    How much do they weigh?

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    44 lbs each. They stand 5' tall and about 3'-6" diameter. wild hold (18) empty wine bottles.

    Quote Originally Posted by castweld View Post
    Brian, nice stuff.
    If you have too many customers that want stuff like that I will be happy to take them off your hands... I don't have enough of those. The ones that want stuff like that but don't want to pay for it--------- I have too many of!
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    While I was making one I figured I'd get some extra material to defray the shipping costs and make 2 extras.

    So one will be my wife's Valentine's Day present. I think I'm going to add leaves and hooks and make it a bird feeder hanger. I'm thinking about incorporating a bird bath made from sheet that would look like the top center of the canopy, too.

    The 3rd one is for sale, $499.99 plus freight. I'm going to throw it in my truck (along with the afore mentioned deer head I've started) and see if any of the craft shops around here are interested in some artsy fartsy stuff.

    No eye deer, get it?
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    After reading the box thread I might break out the o/a torch and give it a go old school on the skull, maybe even use a coat hangar for filler. It's kind of like a box, just not really like a box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZTFab View Post
    Dinner

    Nice work on the trees!
    Thanks.

    Nope, ground beef.

    What do you call a cow with 2 legs?
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    Wow, that's some really cool work.
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    Thats really creative I like it.

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