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revolverocelot - Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 8:02pmarchitectural | corten steel | steel
My 1st post here. I was doing some browsing for handrail designs and came across architects using Cor-ten steel to create works or art, building claddings etc. My question is, if I cut up a 20ft shipping container, which is made of Cor-ten steel, remove the paint, would I get the same patina after?
GOGardner - Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 2:53pmFurniture 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.
Sam Alcantara - Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 12:04pmarchitectural | gate
Sam Alcantara - Monday, October 17, 2011 - 9:22amarchitectural | architectural ironwork; sheet metal | gate | leaf | plant | steel | structure
KevinW - Sunday, October 9, 2011 - 10:09amArchitectural Gallery | antler | architectural | chandelier | forge | pipe | steel
clyde - Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 4:07pmarchitectural | copper | roofing
This roof has scallops "tinned" on to the panels. The original roof had stamped scallops on steel sheets that were rusted through. I also had to fabricate a round gutter to match the original.
clyde - Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 4:06pmArchitectural Gallery | architectural | copper | roofing
clyde - Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 4:05pmArchitectural Gallery | architectural | copper | roofing
clyde - Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 4:04pmArchitectural Gallery | architectural | copper | roofing