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Old 07-24-2013, 07:41 PM
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definitely one of the coolest threads on the site!!

great work man!
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:34 PM
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Very impressive work!!! Wow!
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:29 PM
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About a year ago I made 40 awning frames for one of the local shops here in Columbus...

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Old 07-24-2013, 10:53 PM
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I was asked to make a bar tender for Sushi Rock at the Columbus location here in the Short North Art district.... The idea was to have the barkeeper that mixes the drinks kind of be almost a part of the bar. I had to make the unit curved and fit inside the curved lit bar....

Here's the lit bar I had to fit...

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Here's my stainless steel curved unit...
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Not a very good shot, but my part is in the center of the bar under some of those round hanging lights...
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:38 PM
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Hah...

We are born....

We work....

We die....

Try to have the most fun in the middle part.....
this is very true! also it's a great story! from a sheet metal guy to another it's inspiring and makes me think about my own future.

I'm 21, work in a huge shipyard building aircraft carriers and submarines for the navy. My job title is sheet metal(even though i don't get to really play with it much) but I really cant see myself working there for 40 some years and retiring. With background in carpentry and now sheet metal, I've thought about, and would love to someday open up something like what you've got going on. Again very inspiring!

With that said you have some really awesome projects and excellent work! Loving all the stainless steel projects!
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As commercial construction PM that struggles to find solid arch metal and stainless people, I'm impressed.
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Old 07-26-2013, 02:16 AM
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One of the local restaurants had outside patio seating and used a fireplace for heating during the cold months... The owner wanted a custom log rack and grate for the fireplace....

Here is the log rack completed in my shop...

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Then had it hot dipper galvanized so it wouldn't rust sitting outside at the patio....
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This was the fireplace grate we made...
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Old 07-26-2013, 02:43 AM
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Had a client that wanted a custom hood made for their kitchen at their house. They gave me a picture out of a magazine.

There's the picture they provided...

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Built a plywood "buck" and added 14 gauge HRPO steel cladding with round head rivets. This is as completed in my shop before having a finish applied....
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Here is the same hood after applying the finish and installed in their home...
Also made the stainless steel insert that held the blower, filter and lighting assembly.
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Old 07-26-2013, 02:59 AM
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I was asked to make a snack "kiosk" for a customer in town. The internals needed to be all stainless steel and they wanted some snack rods made that would hold bags of peanuts, dried fruit etc.

Here is the unit being clad with stainless steel in my shop (White PVC film protects the SS surface and gets removed at the time of installation).

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SS posts to hold the bagged snacks and get mounted on the end panels of the kiosk.
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Installed and being used.....
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:11 PM
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Working today on finishing up the cowl / windshield / instrument panel fitting....

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Finished up this project today ahead of schedule and on budget.... My client arrived at 1:00 for his signoff and approval... They were very happy with the work.... Now I get to disassemble it for delivery tomorrow at 9:00am and the invoice gets sent out as well (Happy Feet)...
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:52 PM
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Had to assemble it in my shop to get the client's approval for payment... Not a whole lot of room to do this... All went well though... Did this job in 3 weeks and 2 days...

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