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Thanks for your nice comments. I have actually improved upon my building methods since the Lizard Man project. I will post another project showing them when I have time.The drilling of the dowels for the texturing tools wasn't that precise. It took a little trial and error to get the right concavity. I clamped the dowels to my workbench and drilled a small pilot hole in the center of each to start the process. I followed up by using a drill bit the same diameter as the dowel, however, it didn't leave much material on the outside edge. I repeated the process with smaller diameter bits until I had something deep enough to leave an impression and strong enough edges to use repeatedly.Thanks again and good luck with your projects,Dennis
Scrap Metal Dog Sculpture
Very nice! I wish I had some of those welding skills. Keep up the great work!
Hi,I would love to judge the Outdoor, Workshop, Living, and Home (though it isn't listed above).Thank you for the opportunity!drdorward
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Great project and instructions!
Thank you for your kind comments. I wasn't certain about how much detail to add. I think too much can overwhelm readers. However, there are always the readers that are really interested in topics that want or expect more. I guess you just have to shoot for the center. The main thing is to try to educate people the best you can and have fun doing it.Keep on Instructing!Dennis
I found a company that does work for boilers, heat exchangers, etc. Prior to using them, I talked to a couple people that had some success by filling the tubing with sand. If you fill the tube up completely it helps keep the kinks out of it. I didn't attempt it, but I was told it worked on small diameter tubing.
Thanks for your comments and advice. I was aware of the reaction between the two metals, however, it was an economic decision to use the galvanized flanges ($6.00 vs. $38.00 x 28 pcs). The footings were placed about six inches above the ground, so the bottom of the structure wouldn't be in contact with the ground. What you see around the legs is a light layer of bark mulch. We will have to check them periodically for corrosion as you stated.Thanks again,Dennis
You and some nefarious individuals as well. Fortunately, the garden is in front of the building that houses the Lycoming County's 911 call center.
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