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  • Hi Weldress - pics from Cat

    I don't know if you are still reading your old thread so I'll start a new one. I'll try to attach some pics and see if it works. Cat
    These are gates, a kinetic sculpture and a "handstand kid" sculpture with fused glass legs (I think that's what I put in).
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    those are really cool. i like the cut outs and how u put stuff over the expanded metal. now ive got to get a plasma cutter .

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    • #3
      Very nice work inventive interesting the eye really flows through the scene. I can imagine people stopping for a while to admire the work tactilely and visually before proceeding through the gate.

      The material looks to be mild steel? How did you achieve the patina?

      Please if you have more work to share I would enjoy looking.
      Last edited by Fat-Fab.com; 06-29-2007, 01:13 PM.

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      • #4
        wow!! great stuff.
        if you post in an old post it will bring it back to the top of page one, and send an e-mail notification(if member signed up for it). so old post become new again. incase you didnt already know i thought i would post that.

        i resized your pic's to a smaller kb. size to help out the other dial up guys like me. its a real bummer waiting on the pic's to load so this way more will take the time to see them all, and can do it faster. hope ya dont mind. and thanks for shareing them with us.
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        • #5
          nice work.........I'll be putting a silver star after your name

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          • #6
            James James James join the 21st century and get off that dial up.

            I didn't know dial up still existed I haven't had a modem in my last three computers.
            TJ

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            • #7
              nice work

              cat, Really like the gate you did, keep posting your work, real nice stuff. Dave

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              • #8
                thx

                for the comments. Let me answer your questions:
                No, I didn't know about if you post to an old post... also, no I don't mind that you resized the pics - I have no clue how to do that.
                On the gate, if I remember correctly the frame was 1 1/2 in. sq. tube and the panels were 16 ga. sheet. After making the gates, I wash with oil eater and rinse and dry; spray with hydrogen peroxide and rinse and dry; spray on the patina autumn rust (I buy from King Architect.) and rinse and keep wetting several times over a couple of days. Let dry completely, then I spritz with rust-o-leum textured autumn brown to blend away the orange from the rust. I don't usually put on a clear coat cuz I tell clients to just let it go natural; the paint will wear off and the rust will become a deeper brown.
                The other gate with the expanded metals was a project in process.
                I do all my cutting free hand with a plasma cutter (best tool in the world)-in fact, I'm on my third one in 18 years.

                I'll add a few more photos: the "giraffe" gate is 11 feet wide by 7 feet tall and was done for a glass artist on Mulholland Drive in Ca., fireplace screens and some more gates, and a fused-glass faced Kachina.
                Cat
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                • #9
                  Fantastic stuff. Art museum quality.

                  The acid test is whether I would show it to my wife. Those I won't ('cause she'd tell me to make some like that for her -- I don't have that artistic talent).

                  Again, very nice work.

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                  • #10
                    pic resizing

                    Originally posted by cat View Post
                    for the comments. Let me answer your questions:
                    No, I didn't know about if you post to an old post... also, no I don't mind that you resized the pics - I have no clue how to do that.
                    On the gate, if I remember correctly the frame was 1 1/2 in. sq. tube and the panels were 16 ga. sheet. After making the gates, I wash with oil eater and rinse and dry; spray with hydrogen peroxide and rinse and dry; spray on the patina autumn rust (I buy from King Architect.) and rinse and keep wetting several times over a couple of days. Let dry completely, then I spritz with rust-o-leum textured autumn brown to blend away the orange from the rust. I don't usually put on a clear coat cuz I tell clients to just let it go natural; the paint will wear off and the rust will become a deeper brown.
                    The other gate with the expanded metals was a project in process.
                    I do all my cutting free hand with a plasma cutter (best tool in the world)-in fact, I'm on my third one in 18 years.

                    I'll add a few more photos: the "giraffe" gate is 11 feet wide by 7 feet tall and was done for a glass artist on Mulholland Drive in Ca., fireplace screens and some more gates, and a fused-glass faced Kachina.
                    Cat
                    are u running a microsoft os-office,xp,2000 ect. if u are just open ur pic in paint, hold down the control key(ctrl) while u press w and it will pull up a screen to resize ur image. hope this helps if ya need more help let us know

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                    • #11
                      Fat-Fab.com

                      James James James join the 21st century and get off that dial up

                      wish i could, but too many cow's not enough people out where i live, its not an option. i cant even get the fast dial up (dsl i think it is), the lines are to old and wont suport it, slow is my only option.i probly couldnt aford it if it was available, but i dont have to make that choice.

                      cat
                      you can also download a program called resize it from microsoft. it alows you to resize without even opening the pic, just right click on it and chose resize pic, the the size you want, large, med, small, and or hand held.
                      prity neat you can even do multiple pic's at once, do hole folders with a quick click, it also leaves the origenal alown, just makes a coppy in the size you request.
                      its a free download from microsoft . its at there site in the power toys sectio. downloads fast even on dial up.
                      i can find you a link to it if you would like.

                      great work looking forward to seeing more.

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                      • #12
                        Cat,
                        like I told Weldress, thanks for the inspiration and great work! Thanks for explaining how you patina'd the gate! I use a dealer over here to seal, copper paint and patina aluminum over on this side. Your way sounds similar, but cheaper!!!
                        thanks again,
                        bert

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                        • #13
                          Hi Bert

                          Thx for the comments-I appreciate it.
                          I see you are on Oahu-my hubby and lived in Lanikai in 1983-1985. We were both civilians for the Navy at Pearl Harbor working on Nuclear subs. That was when I was an engineer in my "former life". We used to get back to visit every year or 2 but now it's been awhile. Miss it tho. Cat

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                          • #14
                            Very nice work, neighbor.

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                            • #15
                              Lanikai huh? I live in Kaneohe. Lucky you to have lived there! Call when you visit! My uncle and aunt moved to Mesa area there...went to visit them a few years ago in August!!!!!!!! bad mistake

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