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    Default steel planters

    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.
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    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.
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    Default 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.
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    Looks very nice. A lot of time to do whole procedure but the care in finishing is well worth it.

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    Thanks for sharing.
    2, XMT's 350 cc/cv
    1, BOBCAT 250
    1, TRAILBLAZER 302
    1, MILLER DVI
    1, PASSPORT PLUS
    1, DYNASTY 200 DX
    1, MAXSTAR 150 STL
    1, HOBART CHAMP
    1, HF-251 BOX
    1, S-74d
    1, S-75DXA
    2, 12-RC SUITCASES
    2, 30 A spoolguns

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    Thumbs up

    Quote 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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    Default thanks guys

    Quote 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.

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    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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    Quote 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.

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    Quote 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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