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    Here are a few of my latest projects, the first being a pamplet stand for the office. Its hard to see in the pic but the uprights were made with 3/4" angle and 1/2" angle for the smaller pamplets up top. Plexiglass was then slipped in between them with 3/4" #9 flat expansion material for the backing. The whole thing stands about 50" high, 48" wide.

    The camp fire poker is all one piece 1/2" square stock cut, heated and formed to shape.

    The third is a stand for my Dewalt saw made out of 4" x 8" tubing leftover from a gas station demolition. It already had the base attached. All I had to do was cut it to size and add the top plate.

    For those familiar with one of my earlier postings, I have started on the armored vehicle. I am taking pics as I go along. They will be posted some day.
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    Cool!

    Nice looking projects. The expanded metal for the brochure stand gives it an cool industrial look. Well done!

    MIG?

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    • #3
      Really Nice Projects

      Originally posted by KBar View Post
      Here are a few of my latest projects, the first being a pamphlet stand for the office. Its hard to see in the pic but the uprights were made with 3/4" angle and 1/2" angle for the smaller pamphlets up top. Plexiglas was then slipped in between them with 3/4" #9 flat expansion material for the backing. The whole thing stands about 50" high, 48" wide.

      The camp fire poker is all one piece 1/2" square stock cut, heated and formed to shape.

      The third is a stand for my Dewalt saw made out of 4" x 8" tubing leftover from a gas station demolition. It already had the base attached. All I had to do was cut it to size and add the top plate.

      For those familiar with one of my earlier postings, I have started on the armored vehicle. I am taking pics as I go along. They will be posted some day.
      Really nice projects . . . Have one question . . . I happen to really like expanded metal, but I never use it for shelves, grills, etc . . .

      The reason is every piece I have every come in contact with is like a cheese grater, you or anything of value touches it and it is scratched or cut. ie . . cords on tools, my hands, paint job on anything.

      Did you modify the expanded metal you used on the pamphlet rack. It looks great, but I can see someone's hand being cut up reaching for the last pamphlet.

      Steve

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      • #4
        Thanks for the compliments

        All stick weld with a Thunderbolt AC/DC, I believe I used 6013 and 7018

        As far as your question Steve. The expanded metal is smooth except for the edges. There are no edges of the expanded metal exposed. The edges are flush with the flat bar that the brochures sit on. Everything I make with expanded metal, I cover the edge somehow. The only other thing they can do is stick their finger through the holes and then they wont cut themselves, its not sharp that way.

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        • #5
          A few more pics

          Pictures of a couple plow dollies, one for the front and another for the back.

          A grill for a fire ring. It is adjustable for different size rings. Grate is adjustable up and down.
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          • #6
            there is more than one type of expanded, i have some that would grate cheese also but its not as expanded as the type he used. i suspect several variations are available.
            i kinda like the stuff dipped in rubber, but i just spray mine with truck bed liner to get that look and feel. not as nice as the dipped, but nice just the same.

            great looking stuff K-Bar.
            its amazing how much $$ a welder can save ya, not to mention the fact you can make it to work like you want it to. unlike store stuff that you have to fight with to get it to work at all most of the time.
            Last edited by fun4now; 12-30-2007, 07:11 AM.

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            • #7
              Stev

              Originally posted by WACKO WELDER View Post
              Really nice projects . . . Have one question . . . I happen to really like expanded metal, but I never use it for shelves, grills, etc . . .

              The reason is every piece I have every come in contact with is like a cheese grater, you or anything of value touches it and it is scratched or cut. ie . . cords on tools, my hands, paint job on anything.

              Did you modify the expanded metal you used on the pamphlet rack. It looks great, but I can see someone's hand being cut up reaching for the last pamphlet.

              Steve
              I agree,Bt there 2 types of expanded,,Flat,and the raised,I think your thinking for the raised,will slice ya right up,flat is as smooth as a babys butt,Jack,PS,Real impressive looking rac!!!!!!!!!Nice Job!!!!!!

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              • #8
                Opps

                Sorry,I should of read everthing!!!,Jack

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