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Creating something new is always a learning experience. I have learned I am not meant to be a furniture maker. Our dining room has a weird alcove that must have been designed to be a closet or bar. Having a little spare time and steel, I decided to make a cabinet to fit in the space and give us a spot for our glass fountain. I measured, re-measured and started cutting and welding. As always, the piece got heavier as it grew. The finished cabinet is 46" tall, 57" long and 27" deep. Moving it out of the shop, across the gravel driveway, up the steps into the house and finally to the dining room was not fun. Our dollies were not big enough or wouldn't roll on the gravel. We only tipped it over a couple of times. When we finally got it in place we realized that the one thing I hadn't checked was whether or not the walls were plumb! They weren't even close. The piece wouldn't fit, we were about 3/16 shy even after the fudge factor I had allowed. My husband had several suggestions of how to fix the problem (including taking the piece back to the shop, which was not going to happen!). I am not known for my patience. Ignoring his ideas, I got a hammer and started removing dry wall. We slide the piece in place and I patched the exposed dry wall corner. It is not moving in our lifetimes. I tiled the top with glass tile and Phil installed track lights to highlight the glass. If I ever do any more furniture it will be free standing works! Lin


More Butterflys

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butterfly wind spinnerbutterfly wind spinnerButterfly BushButterfly BushI was inspired to make a butterfly bush and liked the butterflys so much that I made a table top wind spinners with more butterfly.


More Butterflys

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butterfly bush


Need advise

Well, I was happily welding yesterday with my Lincoln MIG and it just quit. My husband took it into the shop today and it may be a circuit breaker or may need a new motherboard(in which case they recommended I should probably replace the whole thing).


lady of many hands

I'm still playing with wind spinners and just finished a table top piece. You can see her on you tube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVTTRHvDuUY&feature=g-crec-u
Lin


Flowers, Coming and Going

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I may get the hang of this youtube thing yet! Here is the address for the flower spinner I tried to post earlier this week. Thanks Frank and Rich for the suggestions of youtube. Lin
http://www.youtub


wind spinner once more

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O.K. I have now tried utube and will see if it works. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgkWPtrb3Hg&feature=youtu.be Lin


King Metals

I recently got a post card from King Metals offering 30% off steel. Having just sold a sculpture made from some spheres, I ordered more. No discount!!! When I emailed them, they said I needed to let them know at the time of ordering that I wanted the discount.


Finally finished

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She took forever, but is finally finished! She's about 3 1/2 feet tall, so about 3/4 scale. I decided to clear coat her after following the threads and deciding mild steel is going to rust eventually.


Wild Flowers

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After a really slow winter, things seem to be picking up some in Northern Arizona. One of the galleries I am in sold one of my Iris pieces and another sold a Dogwood sculpture several hours after I dropped it off.


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