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Grandson's Sundial
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May 19, 2017, 08:02:28 AM
Another Sundial. This one for my grandson. Made from 16ga. Cold Rolled steel. Tig welded.
All parts were cut using vertical bandsaw with 1/2" wide blade.

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* May 19, 2017, 08:06:54 AM
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Beautiful job. What's the finish on the metal parts?

Henry H

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May 19, 2017, 09:31:31 AM
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Hi,

    good job, and thank you for posting the results.  8)

Regards Tim

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May 19, 2017, 01:10:10 PM
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I'm impressed.


Jeff

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May 20, 2017, 04:06:13 AM
#4
Thank you Henry, Tom and Jeff. Henry the finish has been blued by putting it in my wife's oven and
baking it in at 550° for 1/2 hour.

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* May 20, 2017, 08:45:40 AM
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Thank you Henry, Tom and Jeff. Henry the finish has been blued by putting it in my wife's oven and
baking it in at 550° for 1/2 hour.

Fantastic. So it's essentially a "tempering" color. Did you polish and/or oil the metal before baking?

Henry H

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May 22, 2017, 05:55:41 AM
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Henry I just used a green scrub pad that my wife uses to wash dishes with. The steel already had a smooth finish. I just kinda clean it up a bit.
Would oiling the pcs. first create a swirling color effect or just produce a lot of smoke?
« Last Edit: May 22, 2017, 05:57:55 AM by Cliff2 »

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* May 22, 2017, 09:11:20 AM
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Henry I just used a green scrub pad that my wife uses to wash dishes with. The steel already had a smooth finish. I just kinda clean it up a bit.
Would oiling the pcs. first create a swirling color effect or just produce a lot of smoke?

I really don't know. Might even mess up your wife's oven.

Henry H

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