metal finishing

Polished Stainless Steel Wethervanes

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Boogie boarderBoogie boarderSurfer weathervaneSurfer weathervaneHi to you all at artmetal am new too posting and relatively new to metal sculpture. There is some great work on this site and what I do is amateur at best.With more knowledge and experience I hope it can leed to bigger and better.You have to start somewhere. The weather vanes are related to watersport images(windsurfing,kitesurfing,surfing images) done in a silhouette using sheet1.2mm,3mm up to 10mm rod all polished to good as I can get. Currently using 316 as the material is alredy in shed but as I replace this I was wandering if I could use 304? I am also wandering what finish to order the material as I am aware various finishes are avilable?The main aim is to keep the costs down.I am aiming on a high level on my polished finish.Nothing like the reflection of the sun being cast across the yard as the vane spins in the sun.


Metal Finishes

I am trying to solve a problem. Ferrous steel that I am wanting to color and protect at a coastal location. So far I've used powder coating , which is rusting thru in a matter of four months. The other piece I used colored dyes and finished it with Perma Lac a clear coat product.


Finish for steel wire...

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Hello all,

Talking about galvanized steel again, coat-hanger width/gauge, - any ideas on how to clean it up after it has been worked on (soldered) - Looking to remove oxidation and generally clean the metal.


Simple tumbler from a recyled paint stirrer

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Simple tumbler from a recyled paint stirrer

This is one of the tumblers I use.

I got the idea from Barb, the owner of a hardware company in New England.

She told about having set up a whole wall of these running off one motor.


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