I'm blessed with a partner who enthusiastically supports my metalworking hobby,
but still from time to time it really helps to whip out something like Don did
to keep that support bubbling along nicely.
Great job, Don! It would be nice to hear in about a year how the Nyalic
clearcoat held up on the copper.
Giving "honey-do" metal shop projects priorty is just never a bad
idea. They're fun to do and they are appreciated.
Here's another one done a year ago that was a hit:
Since the first batch, I've made several dozen more stem supports for
Mary and several of her friends. "You like those? Oh, Don would be
glad to make you some, would you like a dozen?" She's right, I am
glad to do it. I have an order for another dozen right now, but
first I have to finish current project for daughter -- one that I've
been putting off for a while. Gotta make an attachment for my
bandsaw to do it (in process, half done), not a bad thing at all
because I'll surely find other uses for the new tool.
I made a similar tool a few years ago. Can't post any pictures as I
gave it to someone.
Mine was made for the heaviest wire I could buy at the feed store,
about 12 gauge. And all the bending was done cold.
Perhaps I'll dub it with the sobriquet my son had for one of his
cars: Fuposoji. This is not the Japanese word for "faithful
steed", but an acronym for: fu**ing piece of s**t, oughtta junk it.
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