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Cross of nailes



KHK
03-25-2009, 07:48 PM
A friend wanted me to weld a few nails together to make a cross. I volunteered to do the project. Three hours and 75 nails later we had a cross.

keith

rhett
03-25-2009, 08:39 PM
Keith, it looks very nice!

lets see, 75 nails translates to $75.00 US per hour, so $75 x 3 = $225.00 US plus tax your friend owes you for your craftsmanship.

look at him and say, No Pay - No Play :)

It really does look good, thank you for sharing!

Rhett

Gadget
03-26-2009, 09:04 AM
Very nice work Keith, being retired has it's advantages.

Dan

arandall
03-26-2009, 11:53 AM
Nice work Keith. Did you TIG the nails together?

Art R.

KHK
03-26-2009, 12:54 PM
Art R.
yes everything was TIG

keith

LONGEVITY
03-26-2009, 06:53 PM
That is very cool. Nice job and thanks for sharing.

strube1369
03-26-2009, 11:08 PM
Sweet project!

atcig
03-27-2009, 02:35 PM
That is nice!

henrym
03-28-2009, 01:31 AM
nice. some great advantages to TIG in this instance are how CLEAN it is and how accurate, since there is no slag or spatter of any kind.

that, and a no-contact arc start means NO contact!


and I think I'll finally be set up for TIG sometime in April...

KHK
04-09-2009, 07:37 AM
Thanks to all !!

The worst part of the project was the operator(me). The nails were nailed to the plywood with horse shoe nails, then welded. The other side of the plywood has a lot of burns on it.

I have welded a 3/8 bolt on the bottom of the cross so it can be attached to a wooden pole for church services. They plann to use it every Easter in there services, quite an honor!

There has been some people willing to buy a cross. I think I will persue this, argon is not free.

keith

LONGEVITY
04-09-2009, 07:38 AM
Keith,

Looking at it again, I am amazed every time. Great work. You are a good friend.