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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Medford MA

    Default Latest bit of garden art

    Over the summer we found a mess of old barrel hoops - more rust than
    steel, no doubt. A few weeks ago I turned them into two of these

    (I only took a picture of it during a recent snow storm, and just uploaded
    them now... I know, I'm lame... )

    A friend recently gave me an old AC225 he had no need for, so I
    figured I'd use that to weld them together. I really had not done much
    stick, other than one night in an adult ed course I took over a year ago.
    All I can say is that it's a good thing that I didn't get a picture of the
    beads... they'd be embarrassing and you guys would laugh me off of
    this bboard... In truth, some worked out fairly well, some didn't.
    It was a learning experience. It was fun playing with the output
    setting on the buxxboz and to see the effect.

    Each sphere is 4 hoops, spaced more-or-less equally. Once I welded
    them all together, I drilled a 1/2" hole through the middle and
    stuck some 1/2" rod up through the hole and welded that in place.
    The finial on top is cast iron thingie we found and welded onto the

    The sphere is kind of flattened -- they did not nest "nicely" so the bigger
    ones had to be squished down to fit.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2007


    still looks pretty good. its good you had fun doing it anyway the way I look at it is you can only get better from there.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Troy, MI


    Nice job. Keep it up.

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