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Voluminous
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Snowboarding (indoor one next to my gym)
Mountain Climbing - Did the 3 peak challenge in the UK. Video below of Snowden - extremely windy up there !

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SkyzykS
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USMCpoolee wrote:
SkyzykS wrote:
Chushin wrote:
SkyzykS wrote:
RenegadeHardt wrote:
Awesome looking window...



Thanks. I consider it an honor to work with some really talented guys.



Where did that window end up?


If I remember right, Notre Dame University. We only did a few sets in that custom color.

Here's one of the most complex we'd ever done in St Francis of Asissi in Oregon- all triangles divided and arranged to create this-



Damn man thats gorgeous work, I can weld a lot better with a forge than a torch. That beams in that church are gorgeous too. Do yall install the work or sub that out? It would be awesome to travel to Oregon for work


The framework is done in shop and we'd ship either to the site or to the glassier, although, if they were in the north east to mid west they'd usually come in to pick them up. Most of those types of jobs are designed by the architects as part of the building and installed by the glassier. It's hard to tell from the pic, but there is structural steel (square tube) with the frames mounted to it.
The frames are anodized aluminum extrusion profiled specifically for stained glass. Most glass work has several layers, sometimes up to seven or so, depending on the technique. Welding them was a pain in the butt. Using mig with argon shield gas, fast and hot, but careful not to burn the finish. The minerals separate at a certain temperature and suddenly Poof! a big sunburst appears above the weld (right on the face of the frame). So I can kinda sympathize with the difficulty of those locked mitres.

I've been wanting to do some forging and ornamental type of stuff. My father in law has a small forge set up in his machine shop, I just haven't had much time. I've seen some cool vids on youtube for it though. I might end up doing some railings or something for around the house at some point. As of now though I've only done some cold rolling of flat bar to make a vine trainer/pot holder for a landscaper friend of mine.

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Chushin
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Testy1 wrote:
Derek542 wrote:
RenegadeHardt wrote:
How about floors?

Can you do one with a Cowboys star?


Is that a euphemism for rectum?


LOL.

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debraD
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Moar pics of your handiwork!

USMCpoolee, that's awesome. Thanks for posting your work! One day I plan to build a mantle for my fireplace. I'll have to practice making baseboard heater covers, built-ins and window trim in my ugly basement to start though. It doesn't look easy!
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RenegadeHardt omg beautiful work!

Skyzyks, I had no idea you were such a craftsman. Amazing! I got to weld in college but I never had enough time to play in the shop because I was too busy with other courses at the time to really have fun but it's one of those things that if I win the lottery I want to build next to my woodworking shop and art studio :)

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Ego/fellow hockey player disclaimer: I'm completely off any angle. We were done, and skating off when someone decided we needed pictures.

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The Mighty Stu
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Wow, some seriously fine craftsmanship in this thread! Very impressed all around.

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USMCpoolee
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SkyzykS wrote:
USMCpoolee wrote:
SkyzykS wrote:
Chushin wrote:
SkyzykS wrote:
RenegadeHardt wrote:
Awesome looking window...



Thanks. I consider it an honor to work with some really talented guys.



Where did that window end up?


If I remember right, Notre Dame University. We only did a few sets in that custom color.

Here's one of the most complex we'd ever done in St Francis of Asissi in Oregon- all triangles divided and arranged to create this-



Damn man thats gorgeous work, I can weld a lot better with a forge than a torch. That beams in that church are gorgeous too. Do yall install the work or sub that out? It would be awesome to travel to Oregon for work


The framework is done in shop and we'd ship either to the site or to the glassier, although, if they were in the north east to mid west they'd usually come in to pick them up. Most of those types of jobs are designed by the architects as part of the building and installed by the glassier. It's hard to tell from the pic, but there is structural steel (square tube) with the frames mounted to it.
The frames are anodized aluminum extrusion profiled specifically for stained glass. Most glass work has several layers, sometimes up to seven or so, depending on the technique. Welding them was a pain in the butt. Using mig with argon shield gas, fast and hot, but careful not to burn the finish. The minerals separate at a certain temperature and suddenly Poof! a big sunburst appears above the weld (right on the face of the frame). So I can kinda sympathize with the difficulty of those locked mitres.

I've been wanting to do some forging and ornamental type of stuff. My father in law has a small forge set up in his machine shop, I just haven't had much time. I've seen some cool vids on youtube for it though. I might end up doing some railings or something for around the house at some point. As of now though I've only done some cold rolling of flat bar to make a vine trainer/pot holder for a landscaper friend of mine.



That level of welding is something that is pretty wild to witness, thats awesome you're that capable. Welding is a hell of an art. You should definitely give the forging a go, since you are used to heating metal already it shouldn't be much of a transition. And, any excuse to swing a hammer is a good one. I'm gonna put up a couple more pictures

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USMCpoolee
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Here is a walkway covered we timber-framed (meaning there are no metal fasteners), I'm hoping that client calls back. He is working on a beautiful home. My mantle is for his house.

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USMCpoolee
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This is a bench I laminated up to match the floors in my parents house. It matches decently in color, but the wood grain matches perfectly with their floors, directionally.

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USMCpoolee
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I just finished the bunch of these up, wooden rings I made for my friends wedding. His fiance wanted them for the bridesmaids I guess, the came out really sweet I think.

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RenegadeHardt
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great stuff USMC

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RenegadeHardt
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Here is a castle I worked on for a year. My Dad was the project manager until he got fed up with the nutcase who was having it built.

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Testy1
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RenegadeHardt wrote:
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Very nice work

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SkyzykS
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USMCpoolee wrote:

That level...


There's a strange thing I do all of the time- Someone else's work is always better! I'm looking at yours and Renegades thinking "Damn! How did he do that?" knowing that tucked away in a corner or a joint somewhere in mine is a slight misalignment or nick from a grinder.

Renegade, that castle is awesome. I can only imagine the revisions and other particular types of craziness that must go into a project like that. I've run into plenty of those just with basic construction, let alone someone eccentric enough to say "I'm Going To Build A Castle!". Many kudos to you and your father.

So, here's that planter basket thingy that I made a while ago, my maiden voyage into ornamental iron mangling- I'm guessing it looks a little better with a coat of paint, some vines and a few pots of flowers in it.


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USMCpoolee
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Hardt that is some badass and beautiful work. Did you chisel the "welcome friends?" If so thats beautiful, it looks CNC'd to me but thats just how I would do it cause I could never chisel like that. The castle is pretty epic, where was that if you don't mind me asking?

Sky, I say that about welding because it is such a tough trade. The work is physical as hell and also as technical as tradework can get. I also shoe horses, so I get the tough and technical part, but the work some welders (you included) do is just mind boggling to me. You can't cover dings in metal with a finish as easily as you can in wood. Filler + lacquer can cover most things in a finished product.

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PulsedEE
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Not really a hobby, but aside from sleeping and lifting, it takes up the rest of my time:

Designing very high voltage (>500 kV), very fast electrical discharge systems and a variety of electromagnetic pulse weapons and defense systems.

I also enjoy sex with women.

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PulsedEE wrote:
Not really a hobby, but aside from sleeping and lifting, it takes up the rest of my time:

Designing very high voltage (>500 kV), very fast electrical discharge systems and a variety of electromagnetic pulse weapons and defense systems.

I also enjoy sex with women.

I like that.

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LoRez
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RenegadeHardt wrote:
Here is a castle I worked on for a year. My Dad was the project manager until he got fed up with the nutcase who was having it built.


Wow, that's quite a project.

I can't tell much from that photo. Was it built from stone or concrete, at least, the lower walls? Or was it wood and just finished that way?

I drove by Pensmore a few weeks ago when I was down that way in Missouri, but really only was able to see it from a distance. I know that was primarily built with concrete, with PEX tubing running throughout the walls in order to use them for thermal mass.

There's also a few larger projects around here that have used cinder block, er, CBUs, then finished with a stucco.

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usmccds423
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Damn it, I want a castle... :(

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Test Icicle
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USMCpoolee wrote:
I also shoe horses...


I once told a donkey to fuck off

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Testy1
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Test Icicle wrote:
USMCpoolee wrote:
I also shoe horses...


I once told a donkey to fuck off


So you shoo asses?

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