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tjjolle
05-22-2010, 04:35 PM
OK, this is how I learned to weld. I did it all with an Arc Welder, chop saw, and lots of time after work. I was going for a European look. Since I have gotten the MetalWork Bug. All I can think about is making stuff out of metal, welding it, and cutting it (with a plasma cutter this time of course). The fence turned out good, it goes around my property and is one of a kind in my town.

arandall
05-22-2010, 06:33 PM
Wow! Nice fence!!

Art R.

tomsign
05-22-2010, 10:08 PM
Tjjolle, very nice work on the Fence
Tomsign

Gadget
05-22-2010, 10:46 PM
Great looking fence. The copper colored tops really stand out.

tjjolle
05-23-2010, 03:40 AM
Thanks for the kind words, especially coming from the pros (Ive seen your photos too, example Tomsigns cart I LOVE) The copper is actually a paint that is 100% ground copper mixed with acrylic, over time it will green and patina. Im looking forward to learning from this group on more complicated projects. Thanks again
Taun Jolley

poodle
07-08-2010, 10:41 PM
That is a good looking fence. You did a really good job on it. I like the copper finials. I have built quite a few of this type fence. I have a large jig that I built that makes building them go much faster. I will try to post a pic. of it.

whitescout
07-09-2010, 06:12 AM
That is absolutely beautiful. I too love the copper, it really sets if off!!!!!!

KHK
07-09-2010, 08:18 AM
NICE, NICE, NICE!!! This looks like a profesional Job.

tjjolle
07-10-2010, 07:06 PM
Thanks, Id like to see a picture of the JIG. I learned about jigs after the fact, but Im thinking since I had to deal with a slight slope a jig might had not helped me totally? But my next fence, I want to use one for time sake.

poodle
07-10-2010, 07:16 PM
Look in the gallery. I took some pics. of my jig this morning.

Gadget
07-10-2010, 08:38 PM
Look in the gallery. I took some pics. of my jig this morning.

Nice setup Poodle, Looks like you've been busy.

Buckcp
07-26-2010, 04:10 PM
That is gorgeous, I have to show this to wife. It's amazing how many projects I can find for grandson to do.

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Steve, just looked in the gallery at your pics, showing your fenceing set up, and will definetly be starting such a project for front yard.

SICFabrications
07-26-2010, 04:18 PM
not a bad looking fence job... you order the tops from king's?

Buckcp
07-26-2010, 07:54 PM
What is King's? I also was wondering who you got the tops from?

SICFabrications
07-26-2010, 07:57 PM
kings architectural metals... they have a website but.......lmgtfy... Let me google that for you (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=kings+architectural+metals)

just click the link

Buckcp
07-26-2010, 08:06 PM
Thanks a million for link to Kings.

tjjolle
07-26-2010, 09:31 PM
not a bad looking fence job... you order the tops from king's?

I actually bought the newels and spears here locally at a place called Metal Mart. Metalmart.biz (http://www.metalmart.biz) I am familiar with King metals, and might buy some ornamental roses and stuff later (I have a spot by my gates that wont GROW any plants we put there, so up with the metal roses I say......)

Buckcp
07-27-2010, 06:48 AM
Tuan,
Thanks for link to Metalmart.biz. You do beautiful work

strube1369
07-27-2010, 10:47 AM
That's is what I call class!

ISKI
08-05-2010, 10:50 AM
Beautiful work, if you can arc weld like that, you can use any process easily (IMHO).

wellis77
08-10-2010, 02:49 AM
That's a great looking fence. Nice work.

Buckcp
08-11-2010, 04:13 PM
Does anyone know if that copper paint can be applied with a paint spray gun?

tomsign
08-12-2010, 04:27 AM
Rust-Oleum (Hammerd Cooper) can be spayed and works great with great look

ISKI
08-12-2010, 05:51 AM
I second the Rust-Oleum Hammered metal paint. I have not used it for outside work yet, but indoors and it is tough and good looking. I have used it on several pieces of gymnastics equipement that take a regular beating.

Buckcp
08-12-2010, 07:28 AM
Thanks tomsign and ISKI. Wife was wanting to copy tjolles color scheme, but I didn't want to invest in paint I couldnt use a spray gun on. I'm lazy that way

tomsign
08-12-2010, 08:57 AM
Buck your welcome, what is nice, it comes in spay and in quarts so you can get a can of spay for touch up, if ever needed
ISKI, I use it all the time for out side and have had no problems with it. it is great stuff.
Tomsign

tjjolle
08-12-2010, 07:03 PM
The paint that I used was from Micheals I think, or some craft store. It is made by Triangle Crafts and is titled Sophisticated Finishes ( Triangle Coatings (http://www.tricoat.com) ). It is Ground Copper in 100% Acrylic Base. A 4 oz bottle covers 8 sq'. It was around $10-15 for the bottle. I attached a link where you can buy paint by the gallon (+$130 per/gallon). The consistency feels like it can be sprayed, surely Harbor Freight has a gun that would work for around $15 (they sell high viscosity, med ", and low " guns).

Painting copper coating over dormers and bay windows (http://www.copperliquidpaint.com/Painting_Copper.htm)

Hope this helps.

Taun

ISKI
08-13-2010, 06:16 AM
Great links, I am going to have to try this stuff out.

gilly
08-13-2010, 07:12 AM
I have a couple of HF spray guns that I use to paint bike parts.They work great for what they are.Just make sure you clean them up good if you want to use them a 2nd time.



The paint that I used was from Micheals I think, or some craft store. It is made by Triangle Crafts and is titled Sophisticated Finishes ( Triangle Coatings (http://www.tricoat.com) ). It is Ground Copper in 100% Acrylic Base. A 4 oz bottle covers 8 sq'. It was around $10-15 for the bottle. I attached a link where you can buy paint by the gallon (+$130 per/gallon). The consistency feels like it can be sprayed, surely Harbor Freight has a gun that would work for around $15 (they sell high viscosity, med ", and low " guns).

Painting copper coating over dormers and bay windows (http://www.copperliquidpaint.com/Painting_Copper.htm)

Hope this helps.

Taun

KHK
08-13-2010, 07:41 AM
Thanks for the link!!

Buckcp
08-13-2010, 10:04 AM
Thanks for the link and info on paint tjollie. I had emailed these folks asking if that paint could be used with a paint spray gun, and they replied they didn't really know. I wasn't willing to risk the money on it without an educated guess. As you had actually used it, this will be what I order. Thanks

tjjolle
08-19-2010, 08:18 AM
Buck, You might want to go pick up a 6oz bottle from Micheals crafts and try it out, before going with a large order due to price. I know the stuff seemed runny enough, so I dont think it would be a problem. I would just think that your gun specifically as it might be a set up for a different viscosity. What are you wanting to spray by the way? Did you see the roofing shingles they mopped on? Looked very cool, Id like to do that some day.......