Picture of How to Make a Metal Rose
First thing you want to do when making a metal rose is make sure you have everything you will need to complete the project.

The materials needed for this project are-

-Scrap or non-scrap metal
-a metal rod

Tools that will be used to make this project are-

-Angle Grinder with cutting and grinding wheels
-Pliers (needle-nose preferably)
-Bench Vice
-Arc Welder with welding rods
-Propane Torch with Propane
-Drill Press and drill bits
-A marking tool (sharpie, chalk, wax pencil...)
-A ruler
-Safety Gear

Optional tools
-Plasma cutter

Any one who is injured in the process of making this project is responsible for their own injury. We are in no way responsible for any injury that may occur while building this. Proceed at your own risk.

Step 1: Cutting out The Circles

Picture of Cutting out The Circles
You will need to cut out three circles from your scrap metal.
First you need to mark the circles on to the scrap metal Using a stencil to trace your circles, either a paint can or a roll of tape or anything with a flat edge that is round. After you have your circles drawn, you then proceed to cut them out. Using either a plasma torch or an angle grinder, cut out the circles as round as you can. you will end up with three similar disks. Don't worry about cleaning up the edges that will come later.
Downard Works (author) 3 years ago
Who Would like to see us build this War Hammer? If we get 20 comments saying yes then we will build it. I would also like to apologies for not having the youtube video up yet. The hard drive I had the data stored on crashed and the data was lost, So we will have to film it again. I am sorry for the delay.
I love it. And then I made it. It is one of the most awesome instructables.
npa48633 years ago
my rose (the one on the desk) and my friends rose he made...
i like to use thinner metal and ive started to thread the rod instead of weld it as for my my welds suck (i was in the shaping proses and the weld failed i was pissed thru the thing across the shop), i cover the nut up with a coned piece of metal... i kinda wanna put one in a sand blaster so i can get a bead blast Finnish then clear coat it so it shines and docent rust...
How big approximately are the petal sections? I can't seem to get the correct size
zde jong made it!7 months ago
easy way to make a beautiful flower
andrewdwaring7 months ago

Here we go, not complete as i need to bash it a bit :-)

bigmonty1 year ago
made mine in class got a lil more detailed with the stem and thorns. real easy. yet great product. Thank you for the instuctions.
valveman2 years ago
What paint did you use to get the natural red colour?
Downard Works (author)  valveman2 years ago
We use reds, maroons, and browns. we put a base coating of red spray paint, We then used a painting technique called Dry Brushing to add the finer details in the other colors. This is achieved by taking your paint brush and dipping it in the paint, Then have a paper towel or cloth ready. You then paint on the paper towel or cloth until very little paint is coming off. After that you use the nearly dry brush to paint with the remaining paint using light stokes of the hand. A few brush strokes is all it takes. Since most of the paint is off the brush already it will only paint the higher ridges on the in-prefect metal surface, and not allow the paint to soak into the lower valleys of the metal.
ryco19952 years ago
Can you make a video of this?
heartart3 years ago
Would you consider making a few and selling them? I make a LOT of things, but don't work with big metal or welding etc. I LOVE rose anything...
post how much they would be if you sell a few.
Thanks. Q www.wingedheartart.com

Downard Works (author)  heartart3 years ago
it all depends on the number of roses, if they are painted or not, the size of the roses. There are many factors that will change the price. so what exactly are you looking for?
Mtmtx3 years ago
How thick of metal did you use?
Downard Works (author)  Mtmtx3 years ago
We have been using 16th gauge steel.
LawnBoy19913 years ago
Could I possibly replace the drill press with an oxy-acetylene torch? It won't be a nice cut but I'm pretty steady with a torch.
Downard Works (author)  LawnBoy19913 years ago
if you could keep the hole clean enough for you to weld to the metal rod. I don't see why not, We will never know until you try. keep me posted and please post pictures of your process.
What size circles are you cutting or does it really matter at all?
Downard Works (author)  spiritwalker61533 years ago
However the size of the disks we made have a diameter of 3 3/4 inches.
Downard Works (author)  spiritwalker61533 years ago
the size of the circle doesnt really matter its the space between the cuts into the disk that matter. it needs to be evenly spaced
This is a really cool project for someone who as some extra time. Maybe I will make one for my wife as it will be the only rose she will not have to smell.
jongscx3 years ago
Oooh, I need to code this into the plasma table to make the pretty shapes...
Downard Works (author)  jongscx3 years ago
But we have thought about how much cool stuff we could do with a Plasma Table.
Downard Works (author)  jongscx3 years ago
We do all our stuff by hand.
Downard Works (author) 3 years ago
So we just finished filming the process and now we are in the editing stage. we are going to make it as clean as we can for you guys.
etkach3 years ago
So awesome. Makes me want to go make one right now. Great job and thanks for the tutorial [:
Downard Works (author) 3 years ago
So what would you like to see next and Greased Lightning, or The Enforcer?
Treknology3 years ago
What do you mean, "Turn them into Art"? They are already Art !!!
Downard Works (author)  Treknology3 years ago
Lol. Thank you.
bg_askins3 years ago
i like to bend the edges of the petals back while its red hot
Downard Works (author)  bg_askins3 years ago
Great Rose.
This is freakin' awesome!
wirechief3 years ago
That is slicker than snot! Great tutorial.
Downard Works (author) 3 years ago
thank you everyone for all the great comments. i will have a video up with in the next couple days. ill post a link when its up.
mikeasaurus3 years ago
They look great on the gate!
Downard Works (author)  mikeasaurus3 years ago
Thanks. I was thinking of doing a youtube video on it. what do you think?
that would be awesome!
Excellent idea. I'd watch it for sure.
Really really AWESOME
DaddyQ3 years ago
Really nice work, well done. Very inspirational. I was on a metalsmithing course 2 or 3 weeks back and, hands now recovered, this makes me want to experiment again with what I learned. :)
luckyjamie3 years ago
Wow, they do look great!