Simple brick walled space for pics
Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:09 PM
Now back to your regularly scheduled program. Carry on.
Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:40 PM
Not much new tonight other than a bunch of nasty little tedious carp out of the way. Took a little head scratching to figure out how to make those little sleeves without destroying them in the process. Finally figured out to score the aluminum tube first then let the drill separate the pieces as it bored the inner diameter larger. Good little trick to remember for down the road...I'm sure it'll come in handy again on other things.
I need to scratch up two outlet boxes, then I can start painting and weathering this stuff.
Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:44 PM
Oh man !!
That outlet box looks gerat !!
Agreed. Can't wait to see what's next.
Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:50 PM
Edited by southpier, 24 November 2012 - 06:50 PM.
Posted 24 November 2012 - 10:12 PM
I take it more printer plate used here? You make a row of these first then cut, or cut, then shape/drill?
Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:34 AM
Yep, more printing plate. Cut a strip, and bend a 90 near one end. Then I taped a scrap piece of the rod they'll be used with to a wood stick, and with the 90 up against one side of the rod just bent it over and pushed the other 90 in with my fingernail. A quick push in on each 90 with the end of a file to make it nice and crisp, drill and trim, and that's that.
Funny you mentioned that, Joe! You're completely correct. I actually built doors for two years. I started to lay this one out as a proper z-frame, then while looking at pics of sliding barn door hardware (which I almost did for this), I came across one with this design and thought it was really sharp. So I went with it.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:10 PM
I'm gonna go back and re-read all this thread.
I like it !!
Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:56 PM
I just have one thing holding me back on finishing it all up - we have no oven cleaner in the house that I can use to weather all this aluminum! Who'da thunk'it, eh? I guess that's what happens when you have a self-cleaning oven. So, next trip to the store...
Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:36 PM
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