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    I knocked out a set of steel planter boxes for a local hotel. These ones were on castors, so I had to make a sub-frame to support the wheels. I've made quite a few planters in my day. The following pictures tell the story of this run.

    Thanks for looking.

    1. 1x1x.125 mild steel tubing for the sub-frame.
    2. and 3. Jigging and welding the sub-frame.
    4. You mean I still have all that material to weld up?!
    5. Gettin' er done... almost time for the castors.
    Attached Files
    Maxstar 200DX
    Maxstar 300DX
    Dynasty 200DX
    Passport
    Spectrum 701
    LMSW-52 spot welder

  • #2
    1. Steady as she goes.
    2. Lower assembly finished. Only six more to make a set. My back hurts.
    3. Zipping up the box. I'm a friggin' genius.
    4. Raw box awaits its dressing.
    5. I welded up some cross members from that 3/8" stainless rod I had leftover from another project. Perfect fit for the left-overs. Stainless is sure expensive... save it where you can. These rods helped eliminate any bow in the box.
    Attached Files
    Maxstar 200DX
    Maxstar 300DX
    Dynasty 200DX
    Passport
    Spectrum 701
    LMSW-52 spot welder

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    • #3
      almost home

      1. Aside from tigging the rods together to get the right lengths (my leftovers were a tad short), this whole project was zipped up with my Passport. Zingbang!

      2. Yeah, we even finish the underside.

      3. Home stretch.

      4. New home.

      Thanks for looking.
      Attached Files
      Maxstar 200DX
      Maxstar 300DX
      Dynasty 200DX
      Passport
      Spectrum 701
      LMSW-52 spot welder

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      • #4
        Looks very nice. A lot of time to do whole procedure but the care in finishing is well worth it.
        252 Miller Mig
        180 Synchrowave
        R - 45 Milling Machine
        Kingston 1100 Lathe
        Miller 2050 Plasma Cutter

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        • #5
          Thanks for sharing.
          2- XMT's 350 cc/cv
          1- Blue star 185
          1- BOBCAT 250
          1- TRAILBLAZER 302
          1- MILLER DVI
          1- PASSPORT PLUS
          1- DYNASTY 200 DX
          1- MAXSTAR 150 STL
          1- HF-251 BOX
          1- S-74d
          1- S-75DXA
          2- 12-RC SUITCASES
          1- 8-VS SUITCASE
          2- 30 A SPOOLGUNS

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          • #6
            Originally posted by chris***@sbcglo View Post
            Thanks for looking.
            Me too, thanks for sharing.
            RETIRED desk jockey.

            Hobby weldor with a little training.

            Craftsman O/A---Flat, Vert, Ovhd, Horz.

            Miller Syncrowave 250.
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            • #7
              thanks guys

              Originally posted by metal-doctor View Post
              Looks very nice. A lot of time to do whole procedure but the care in finishing is well worth it.
              Time time time. I've learned and reached the understanding that my business is all about the care and the finished product. I can sleep well and wake up feeling good about the job. Hard to get rich that way... strange world we live in.

              Thanks for the kind words.


              Fabricator and Craig in Denver, thanks for looking.
              Maxstar 200DX
              Maxstar 300DX
              Dynasty 200DX
              Passport
              Spectrum 701
              LMSW-52 spot welder

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              • #8
                What is the final finish? Bare metal?
                Ed Conley
                http://www.screamingbroccoli.net/
                MM252
                MM211
                Passport Plus w/Spool Gun
                TA185
                Miller 125c Plasma 120v
                O/A set
                SO 2020 Bender
                You can call me Bacchus

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Broccoli1 View Post
                  What is the final finish? Bare metal?
                  Forced (chemical) dark patina, then applied clear coat. Lots of work in those two steps alone.
                  Maxstar 200DX
                  Maxstar 300DX
                  Dynasty 200DX
                  Passport
                  Spectrum 701
                  LMSW-52 spot welder

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by chris***@sbcglo View Post
                    Forced (chemical) dark patina, then applied clear coat. Lots of work in those two steps alone.
                    Trade secret

                    or available to Veggies also?
                    Ed Conley
                    http://www.screamingbroccoli.net/
                    MM252
                    MM211
                    Passport Plus w/Spool Gun
                    TA185
                    Miller 125c Plasma 120v
                    O/A set
                    SO 2020 Bender
                    You can call me Bacchus

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                    • #11
                      Nice boxes are they treated with anything? Still looked like raw steel when finished. Looks like the inside of a hotel I stayed at while in Alabama.

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