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lin - Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 10:55amFurniture Gallery | mild steel | stained glass
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.
Stephen Fitz-Gerald - Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 11:02pmFurniture Gallery | Lotus flower table | water lilly table
Joe B - Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 3:45pmFurniture Gallery
My latest table from a sketch I designed several years ago. Would appreciate feedback. Do you think $3200. is too high a price?
GOGardner - Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 4:09pmFurniture Gallery | Concrete | forged | furniture | live edge wood
Tig Man - Monday, April 16, 2012 - 5:48amFurniture Gallery
Tig Man - Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 6:53amFurniture Gallery | Solid iron
Tig Man - Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 9:37amFurniture Gallery | Solid iron-Black Powder Coat
GOGardner - Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 3:53pmFurniture Gallery | architectural
I was just reading and couldn't resist replying! When I was doing a little smithing (more than what I'm doing now), I loved forging pipe!
The picture is of a set of shelves I did a few years ago. B/c of the time it takes to draw down a schedule 40 piece of pipe down to an dull point (like for the roots), I would often draw the pipe down to about 5/8" to 3/4", cut 90 degrees and simply weld a forged solid piece on the end. I would make sure to chamfer both the forged pipe end and solid end really well to get a good penetrating weld. After grinding the weld smooth, I would usually re-heat, lightly forge to blend the two pieces and bend as desired. I've done hundreds of pieces this way and only had a problem a couple of times - usually trying to bend the welded section when it was a little too cold and would break the weld. But even then, depending on the piece being made, it would add a little interest to the piece as well.