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Snip's 07-15-2013 01:36 AM

I Make Things Out Of Metal...
 
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I own a small custom metal fabrication shop that was started in the late 1800's...
Still in the same family that started it for the past 5 generations.... I run the business with my wife...

Thought I would share a few of the items we've made..

Residential bar

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Snip's 07-15-2013 01:41 AM

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Glass Room Dividers in a Manhattan apartment...

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Snip's 07-15-2013 01:45 AM

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Exhibits in Puerto Rico...

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rickyr53 07-15-2013 01:51 AM

Very nice! That bar is cool. How long did something like that take? Do you do any automotive work?

Snip's 07-15-2013 02:03 AM

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An exhibit that shipped to Jordan and opened to the public last month.

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Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan (girl in blue) opened the exhibit. My parts are all the wall mount and floor mount kiosks in the building.

http://youtu.be/ZZjuxwN4EBs

Snip's 07-15-2013 02:07 AM

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Current project I'm working on right now...

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Go_Fast 07-15-2013 03:56 AM

Sick stuff!

onasled 07-15-2013 01:31 PM

Wonderful work, ... haaa, I now understand your member name here. ;) I have worked in wood for ever and would love to work in metal now, which I kinda do. You must be proud of your work for sure. Love the shop. Want. ;)

Snip's 07-15-2013 01:45 PM

Thanks Greg
Back at you...:tu:

Ha... I use square tubing also...:D

NTFB 07-15-2013 06:14 PM

You're building a wing?! I respect your fabrication skills. I love watching TV shows where things get made. Every once in a while I get inspired and try to make something myself. I soon get reminded of my fists of ham then go back to watching TV.

Snip's 07-16-2013 12:08 AM

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Originally Posted by rickyr53 (Post 785961)
Very nice! That bar is cool. How long did something like that take? Do you do any automotive work?

Thanks Ricky...
The bar took about 1-1/2 weeks to make....

No automotive work, except a few things for my MINI....

Snip's 07-16-2013 12:12 AM

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Originally Posted by NTFB (Post 785997)
You're building a wing?! I respect your fabrication skills. I love watching TV shows where things get made. Every once in a while I get inspired and try to make something myself. I soon get reminded of my fists of ham then go back to watching TV.

Thanks NTFB
Yeah, actually two, a right and a left wing... When finished, a full size Piper Cub as a static exhibit...

Chase 07-16-2013 01:01 AM

So awesome to see how many artists we have on this site. Great work

KiLO 07-16-2013 06:09 PM

Awesome! Super cool stuff, thanks for sharing :tu:

Snip's 07-16-2013 09:22 PM

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Made a stainless steel countertop with an integrated sink for a couple a few weeks ago..

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MtyMous 07-17-2013 02:48 AM

ok... that's art

Lukifer 07-19-2013 04:04 PM

I want the sink..... so nice. Reminds me of the old Tracy ones.

ShadowGLI 07-19-2013 04:23 PM

this thread is soooo cool...

NEAT!!!!

Snip's 07-19-2013 07:23 PM

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A nice lady asked me if I could make a birthday present for her husband who was out of town traveling on business...

Turns out he is the chef in their family and likes to cook....

They live in an older home and she wanted an "Art Deco" swinging door leading into the kitchen.... Oh, and it had to have a glass port hole....

We "quilted" the front and back surface of the door by hand with 20 gauge #4 brushed finish stainless steel...

We whipped this together in two days and she had a carpenter install it, all before he came back from his business trip in time for his surprise birthday party.... They were very happy with the result...

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Snip's 07-20-2013 11:33 PM

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Made a "Origami" style reception desk for a local art museum earlier this year out of 1/4" thick steel, then had it powder coated... The shelves on the wall are mine too...

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VicSkimmr 07-21-2013 12:37 AM

jealousy level is off the charts, this is incredible!

AliceCooper 07-21-2013 03:53 PM

Nice stuff !! to get work in Jordan when so many other fabricators are between here and there shows how well known your work must be.

Snip's 07-21-2013 04:27 PM

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^^^ Thanks guy's...

A lady in the village asked me to make a copper hood with a SS filter / fan / light assembly. These are pre-made factory liner inserts by Vent - A - Hood and we insert them into our hoods.

Poor picture of the completed copper hood in my shop... All of the copper bars were 1/4" x 2" electrical copper buss bar that got a hammered finish by hand (this step was really time consuming and I probably won't do that again)....

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She wasn't happy with the "newness" of the copper..... She wanted it to be old looking.... So a muriatic acid wash was applied followed by a satin clear coat to seal in the look.

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Here you can see the Vent A Hood insert..... The SS rod "Tool Hangers" are mine....
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Rally 07-21-2013 05:48 PM

Love that!

Inspiring work :tu:

Snip's 07-21-2013 06:10 PM

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Thanks Andrew....

I've been working with Limited Brands here in Columbus (headquarters).... Made these wall benches and tables for use in their employee eating lounge... I'm very fortunate that they are starting to remodel several new locations that will use my work as well....

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Snip's 07-21-2013 06:59 PM

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In early June of last month I got to work with a local restaurant here in town. They wanted some unique planters and a pass through bar window for the outside patio seating area....

I was given a free reign in the design and construction.....

Finished construction out of 1/8" galvanized steel in my shop...
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Set in place on the patio wall...
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Paint coat applied with the epi wood cladding and unique SS fasteners...
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Bar Window which cranks up with a marine hand winch from inside....
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CANYON MINI 07-22-2013 02:40 PM

Nice work Snip's! :tu:

I get it now Snip's is short for Tin-Snip's. ;)

ShadowGLI 07-22-2013 03:39 PM

I wish I had something I needed and a pile of money, I'd make you make me things hahahaha

Snip's 07-22-2013 04:00 PM

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Originally Posted by CANYON MINI (Post 786329)
Nice work Snip's! :tu:

I get it now Snip's is short for Tin-Snip's. ;)

Heh Heh..... Yep...:redface:

Snip's 07-22-2013 04:03 PM

I'll keep posting stuff....

Until someone says.... Enough of this....STOP .....

OK?

Lukifer 07-22-2013 05:20 PM

and if anyone says that tell them to STFU

ShadowGLI 07-22-2013 05:48 PM

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and if anyone says that tell them to STFU

and GTFO

exactly...

keep posting :D

Snip's 07-22-2013 09:14 PM

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Made this railing that went into a building that was originally a buggy factory from the late 1800's. It's two door down from my shop. The place was completely gutted and converted into three residential units....

Here's my railing against the back wall...
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My railing on the left from the open courtyard
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Courtyard
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Snip's 07-22-2013 09:16 PM

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Made another sort of an "Art Deco" style railing for a lady in the village...

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Snip's 07-22-2013 09:31 PM

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Do quite a bit of custom countertops out of stainless steel, copper and zinc....

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Snip's 07-22-2013 09:34 PM

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Did a modern rendition of a stainless steel bump out farmer's sink...

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Snip's 07-22-2013 09:44 PM

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This was a 14ft stainless steel "point of sale" counter top for a local restaurant...
Started the install at 6:00am and they were open for business at 8:00am.... Cranking out the breakfast burrito's.....

Countertop in my shop with protective PVC film...

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Installed with the film removed...
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Snip's 07-22-2013 09:54 PM

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This was a 40' long cantilevered counter made out of 1/4" hot rolled steel attached to a rough exposed brick wall. I had to make it as a "bolt together" assembly that forced the finished unit to be straight and true. This meant the uneven wall needed to be shimmed out for proper support. Each 8' section weighed over 300 pounds.... Did all the bending on my 90 ton press brake....

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Snip's 07-23-2013 08:59 PM

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Getting close to having this project finished....

Today's pictures... Hope to have it wrapped up by Friday...

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Camaro 07-24-2013 04:02 AM

Pretty impressive, where you located?


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