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Patio Furniture, Yard Art, and Whirlygigs


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Show off your Adirondack's, Picnic Tables, Planters, and Yard Art.

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  1. Saw Horse / Cathouse Updated

    Combined the two so the wife gets her cat houses and I get two sawhorses I can keep outside.
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  2. Chainsaw Carving Updated

    When the weather gets nice in Pa, I try to do something a bit different instead of being cooped up inside. Here is some things I have either done or started on .1 hr so far.
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  3. Stumpy the Pirate Updated

    Passed this while on a road trip.   Someone had taken a dead tree almost down, then chain sawn the likeness of the Local High School's Mascot.   Base of Thatcher Hill, on St Rt 508.   The sword can be replaced, sometimes, he even is holding a flag..
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  4. Waiting for glue to dry I make whirlygigs Updated

    I find the best thing to use when making a whirly gig for out doors is to start with a bicycle wheel.
       Oh yea, it is important to have a welder plus the wheels.
    Cross your fingers for I have no idea where these are going once I press the button.
     The swivels are from a go-cart supply which I what I did for a number of years. Not every one has the distinction of building a go-cart track but I are one of them that did that. So  when I sold out I kept lots of things I thought I might use later in life. 
      I use sheet aluminum and an air nimbler to cut out the directional pieces for the windmills.
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  5. Portable Folding Patio Wine Tables Updated

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  6. Military Salute Updated

    couple of new things I am doing,the one soldier saluting has 3 more to go w/it,will post all 4 together later
     


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  7. Green Egg Tables Updated

    Cedar Table for Green Egg Smokers
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  8. gnomes and faces Updated

    I have made quite a few outdoor "things" When you see them you will know why I call them tha.
    Ron Altier
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  9. My flag Updated

    I wanted a real looking flag to mount on my garage and couldn't find one, so I made one.
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    • Cal, the only one I used any tape on was the three tone thing with a long sharp pointed right straight above the conch shell you ask about..I put the tape over the yellow for I was changing the color I had already but on the large portion and wanted a different color. I don't practice enough with the air brush and especially when using the cheap Michaels or HL water base paints is cheap enough to do much more practice also  you can crank in the spray fan and draw a line. But the smaller lines will show flaws easier..
      Using a set of french curves I traced curved lines on to some clear plastic about 1/16" thick so I could bend it over the rounded things and get better lines that didn't show my shaky puddin and then only spray on every other lines so it would look two toned where the natural wood was one of the colors.. Blow up the picture and you can tell I two toned a few more but still learning for having the air brush in one hand and the piece to be sprayed in the other hand adds to the un even coverage.
        Sanding the pieces, the 1x42" disk-belt sander does about 75% of all the shaping of the pieces...I use two machines, one with a 60 grit and the other with an 80 grit belt. Belts can be changed very quickly if I only used one sander. I do use an oscillating drum sander quite a bit but not as often as the 1/42's. My finish sanding is done with a regular electric sander upside down  on top of the table saw sittin on a thick rubber pad. One hand to hole the sander and the other hand to hold the pieces....180 or 150 grit only.
      Its easier to sand wood that is cupped out so most of what is in this picture is made that way. Sanding cupped in pieces takes maybe 10 times longer to smooth, thats the reason you don't see so many of them.
        Only the two groups of coral was brush painted and I did want them wilder in color.
      Cal the silver gray cupped in critter next to the one you referenced I probably spent ten times longer to end up as smooth...
         Some of the smaller pieces I used a bit that is 1/8" round and made lots of the grooves and was smooth enough I didn't have to do any hand sanding....Its the longer small grooves that a persons hand has to be reshifted to continue that groove is where the quality of a good straight line goes haywire...This is the reason those 2 biggest shells has only drawn lines with the pencil and there I did use a piece of curved plastic for them.
       Go back to where I show the first picture with all the pieces finished but with no color added and a few pieces I changed the shapes completely before I added the colors. The big thing down in the bottom left was completely flat on the bottom side.
    • Just a "Tool box" for small stuff..the kind sitting around in boxes and getting lost...
    • Jess, you sure did Ms Caldwell's picture justice
      As long as you are sharing your painting techniques, how did you do the striped shells like that conch shell at the bottom?  Do you tape it off, or ?
    • That is NICE Steven.  What will it be used for?
    • Man I really love this Steve!!!! I want one! Could be used as a range box too, really cool and hearty. This will last a generation or two, this is one of my favorites you have done, clap clap clap clap!
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