Step 23: The Finished Product

Here is another view of the finished product after painting...A very attractive piece for your kitchen...Brandon was able to practice his bending and welding skills, and we've made napkin holders for several people in the family!  Happy welding!
<p>Nice!!! I didn't see what welding process was used, I'm assuming it is a SMAW process because of the hood he was wearing. Was it wire feed welding by chance?</p>
<p>Hi HammeE, </p><p>Brandon used a meg wire feed welder for his napkin holder. Brandon also works on wood projects in the shop, Wood or metal he just likes working in the shop.</p>
OK, thank you for replying! That is nice though, your son did an awesome job!
Well done. Beaut Instructable. <br>And a nice example of the tremendous value of grandparents in our lives.
This is really cool! Although, I am 15 and I weld but I don't use all of the leather protection. Brandon should take it off (if that is okay with you and him). It's kinda cool because when his friends ask him how he got only sunburns on his arms and those weird burn spots, he can say that got them from welding.
Safety is the number one product in grandpa&acirc;€™s shop. Brandon got introduced to eye and ear protection when he was about ten years old and helping build birdhouses and plant holders. Wearing the safety gear is just a normal thing for him now while he&acirc;€™s in the shop. Its always good practice to wear all the protection you can while welding to protect from sparks or hot metal. Its amazing how one of those little hot sparks can find its way inside your shoe or down the back of your neck.
I respect that. The first thing you will notice when a spark gets in your shoe is how good you can dance!
Ive welded shirtless once, bad idea.
Oh, no.<br><br>I've had welding sunburn before - it is really not fun.
It was fun. For us :p<br><br>But +1. While the right pro might not be &quot;cool&quot;, it's definitely necessary.
Huh, my arms lost so much skin, I practically snowed when I removed a shirt!<br><br>
Brittliv wasn't told either :p
Brandon looks like one happy guy with a very special grandad. Beautiful work!
Nice work!
Excellent job!<br><br>(At 15, Brandon can have his own account as well, you know. It's a safe site to practise independence and interacting with others.)

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