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Picture of Sheet Metal Flower to Practice Plasma Cutting and Welding
The purpose of this flower is to allow experience using a plasma cutter and MIG welding such that ugly novice cutting/welding adds to the charm of the flower.  Since practicing tends to make us focus on what we're not good at, why not use it to our advantage and have the outcome look better with uneven cuts and welds.

To make this flower, you will use the techniques in How to Use a Plasma Cutter and Basics of MIG Welding.

I made this at TechShop Detroit (www.techshop.ws).

Step 1: Choose Sheet Metal Material

Picture of Choose Sheet Metal Material
This worked well because I really liked how the yellowish tinge of the scrap metal would contrast with the discoloration from cutting and welding.
 
That's cool! I like that the metal has some color to it too :)
newdetroiter (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
I know! That's the main reason I thought of the flower. It looked so pretty.
I <3 Plasma Cutting. How do you like the LC40?
newdetroiter (author)  audreyobscura2 years ago
Hi Audrey! I'm afraid I can't compare because I just learned. This is my attempt to pass on what I'm learning but so far... IT'S AWESOME!