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    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
    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.


    "Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes"

    Crappy stick welder
    Victor supper range II
    Makita grinder
    more stuff i don't feel like listing.


    • #3
      Nice job. Keep it up.
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