Patio Side Table Version 2

  1. cumbriasteve

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    After making the spanner patio table and left with one more bare stand I wanted one that involved a little more than throwing ready made shapes together.

    My plan was a spider web design and after finding my 6mm bar hiding inside a length of box section it was all systems go, thanks to @Richard. for the offer to send some but was not needed.

    Standard of finish I found was hard to decide upon, I wanted it reasonable but not that perfect or detailed it looked like some bought in cheap import thing, I required a 'roughness' that showed it was handmade but not that rough it looked like I could not weld, think I have got it about right....I think..errrr perhaps...hmmm :dontknow:

    My handicap of not having an artistic bone in my body did not help, neither was my mild OCD pleased with the non exact joints, spacings and finish.

    Still a bit of cleaning up to do and splatter to remove then perhaps decide on a more visual finish for the fly, followed by a coat of laquer to retain the steel without hiding it under paint.

    Not easy to see in the photo but the spider has an actual body thickness and not just a flat disc, two discs dished and joined together and a beauty of a blood blister when I missed during the shaping. :mad:



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  2. Bear

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    Amazing. May have to make myself one of those :clapping:
     
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  3. Ashley Burton

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    Great creative design, But do things not fall over / through it?
     
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  4. 123hotchef Member

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    cool man its good to see people making there own furniture
     
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  5. Richard.

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    A brew would be fine but car keys maybe not :laughing:
     
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  6. MoreWellie Member

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    wot, no mug?
     
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  7. Ashley Burton

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    A glass top would be a nice addition
     
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  8. Richard.

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    Yeah it would
     
  9. Ashley Burton

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    Only problem is that fly getting in the way :laughing:
     
  10. Richard.

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    It will sit nicely in the spiders grasp
     
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  11. fixerupper

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    Very nice , and very creative.....
     
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  12. cumbriasteve

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    As it's only to put a mug or can on then nope..all safe :thumbup:
     
  13. cumbriasteve

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    Happy now? :laughing:

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  14. T0rnado69

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    looks amazing steve, nice job :)
     
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  15. Parm

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    I do like that, nice job
     
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  16. WorkshopChris Forum Supporter

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    It looks fantastic nice design.:thumbup:
    I have the non artistic thing (got the arthritic thing though) i could never come up with anything like that. Give me something to copy and i can make jigs to churn out hundreds but just can not normally work out how to visualise stuff like this. I did some work for a colleagues son he was designing all sorts of bits for the garden but just could not get on with the welding and fabrication, once he stuck a creation together i would knock out as many as he wanted. But wouldn't stand a chance thinking up half of ideas he came up with.
     
  17. cumbriasteve

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    I still accept it was more luck than artistic skill but yeah it's nice to make something different and it comes out as the grey matter imagined it.

    Wish I could 'see' stuff as our chunkolini does, the garden would be full of steel :laughing:.
     
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  18. addjunkie

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    You must have an artistic gene, just hiding away. Table is very good.
     
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