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    Just finised up some yuccas made from some scrap 24 gauge steel. I cut the steel into 1' strips with a plasma cutter and cut the tips with a tin snips. The strips are then tacked to a 1" tube. I sprayed the finnished product with muriatic acid and let sit for four hours. After rinsing, I sprayed it several times with salt water to get the rust going. You have to get creative to get things to rust in Arizona.
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    DAVE Dynasty 200DX with Coolmate 3
    Millermatic 212 Auto Set
    Millermatic 140 Auto Set
    Hobart Airforce 400 Plasma Cutter
    JD2 Tube Bender

  • #2
    Very nice job, I wasn't expecting them to look soooo real after looking at the first picture. Your lucky with the low humitidy. We have to build everything out of stainless,aluminum,galvanised or concrete if ya want it last.
    Last edited by sailor; 05-10-2009, 02:44 PM. Reason: spelling

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    • #3
      looks good. I like it.

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      • #4
        I agree, looks very real. I need yuccas like yours, mine keep growing and growing and I keep digging them out and they just grow right back.

        Miller 211 A.S. and Spoolmate 100
        Stickmate LX 235 AC / 160 DC.
        Clarke 180 EN Just in case
        Spectrum 375 X-Treme.
        O/A Medium Radnor Torch, Large Victor Torch.
        Milwaukee 14" Chop Saw.
        4 x 6 Horizontal Band Saw.
        Rockworth 80 Gallon 2 Stage 16 SCFM @ 175 PSI , 15 SCFM @ 90 PSI.
        Jackson Passive shade #5 for the plasma.
        I almost forgot the Hobart XVP AD Hood.


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        • #5
          They are very pretty. How did you get the fold in the leaves? I actually like the plants even before they rusted. Nice work.
          Nick

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          • #6
            Yucca

            Thanks guys. I put the bend in the leaves using a cheap 24" brake I picked up at Harbor Freight.
            DAVE Dynasty 200DX with Coolmate 3
            Millermatic 212 Auto Set
            Millermatic 140 Auto Set
            Hobart Airforce 400 Plasma Cutter
            JD2 Tube Bender

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            • #7
              can i come hang out at the pool? I'll bring all the rusty metal you want.
              TB 325
              TB 302
              dynasty 200sd
              spoolmatic 30a/wc24
              suitcase x-treme 12vs
              miller 211
              evolution rage 2

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              • #8
                You bring the beer and we got a deal.
                DAVE Dynasty 200DX with Coolmate 3
                Millermatic 212 Auto Set
                Millermatic 140 Auto Set
                Hobart Airforce 400 Plasma Cutter
                JD2 Tube Bender

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                • #9
                  looks great, you should add a small S.S. one next to it.
                  great project that looks cool next to the pool.
                  thanks for the help
                  ......or..........
                  hope i helped
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                  feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
                  summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
                  JAMES

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                  • #10
                    I was thinking about trying one in copper. I've never tried TIG brazing with silicon bronze rod. Looks like a good project to try it on since there are about 100 tacks on it and if they turn out ugly, none will show.
                    DAVE Dynasty 200DX with Coolmate 3
                    Millermatic 212 Auto Set
                    Millermatic 140 Auto Set
                    Hobart Airforce 400 Plasma Cutter
                    JD2 Tube Bender

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                    • #11
                      looks great hate to have to many
                      beers and fall on it

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                      • #12
                        cool. different types of materials always add a new look no matter what type, and as you mentioned great chance to practice new skills.
                        thanks for the help
                        ......or..........
                        hope i helped
                        sigpic
                        feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
                        summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
                        JAMES

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                        • #13
                          Nice work, thanks for sharing..
                          Jim
                          sigpicJim Young
                          www.JimYo.com
                          www.youtube.com/jimyo01

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