Buy a cheapie at HF or Internet suppliers. If you are working with 1/8" FB,
they will work good. If'n you really want a good one, Hossfeld makes one
for about $600. HF models and others are $40-$70. It just depends how much
you have to do as to how much you want to spend on tooling.
As for making one, yes, you can. But why? The time and money you invest
can be put to work making better money, and you will have a better finished
product. You just unwrap it and go.
On craigslist around here people consistently advertise that they have
or want objects of "rod" iron.
Yesterday a guy advertised that he had some leftover "sawd" to give
away. About 500 square feet of sawd.
Wrought iron is a material, and not a technique, for the same reason
that masterful craftsmanship is a quality, and not a series of sounds
which is useful for selling shoddy products at inflated prices.
Lexicographers are not blacksmiths, so let the buck stop here.
"Steve B" wrote in
make WHO stop Steve..the "buck"?
Yeah I get pretty preturbed (sp?) at those importers calling stuff 'wrought
iron" and getting big bucks from folks that think it means quality, hand
Hey, granpaw. How's it going?
Our language is changing. Things that our fathers said and things that we
said 30 years ago don't mean the same thing. Now we use generic names to
identify groups of things instead of their exact names.
Which is aggravating for you and I who like to call wrought iron wrought
iron. I have seen many ads for "rod iron" and "rot iron". I guess there
are a few smiths and shops that still will do "wrought iron" the old way,
but now, with the new stuff and the Chinese invasion, we just look old when
we correct the young whippersnappers, and they give you that blank stare
where you can see through their pupils and out the back of their heads.
I learned English from a perfectionistic teacher. Mine is not as good as he
would have expected, but light years ahead of the current chatroomese
English used. But when people write in chatroomese:
i still get the message and i understand what the person is trying 2 say.
Not everyone had a good teacher or went to a good school, or had an
opportunity for a good education. One just uses what God gave him and does
And when two people who actually know what they're talking about stand in a
shop and converse, I think they convey their thoughts very well.
"Steve B" wrote in
Agree 100% there Steve.
Going good now that I'm out of that 7 weeks of 100+ weather.
Course that only means thaat now I have the cold to look forward too and
too late to get a lot done here.
Good to be back though.
Summer is almost over here in Las Vegas. I did get to spend five weeks up
at the cabin doing work in the cool air. Glad to see you back. I will be
contacting you soon re: some new stuff.
Steve, I notice that you have not specified which particular "dead
horse" you are referring to, and it certainly is crystal clear to me
personally that the reason you have not been specific is because it
would be quite impossible for you to do so, since you quite obviously
have no idea what the fuck you are talking about. Furthermore, your
little essay on the English language is incoherent in the most
fundamental way. I counted four instances of the word "thing" in the
first paragraph, which contains only three sentences to begin with.
Which particular "things" in this universe you might have been
referring to is certainly anyone's guess, but I myself feel no
obligation whatsoever to imagine some particular "dead horse" for you,
or to contribute meanings to your "things". There is nothing which is
more ludicrous than the incoherent attempting to correct the literate.
"Robert Swinney" wrote in
Uh..not to jump into an argument or put anyone down, I believe the original
poster (quoted below) was obviously not a member of the group you mention
Which is why I quipped in with the last statement that started this mess.
email@example.com wrote in
Then granpaw said...
> Jeeze...I wish I could build "wrought iron" with my scroller..;0)