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Lukifer 02-23-2017 12:42 PM

looks great as always, I am always happy when i see this thread with new posts.

werD 02-25-2017 02:49 AM

Nice work - looks great!

Flamez 02-25-2017 01:53 PM

Very impressed. :tu:

Snip's 02-26-2017 07:02 PM

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Thanks guy's...

Friday I received a nice invitation for a pre-opening appreciation dinner sent out to all the people involved with the construction of the restaurant....

I'm looking forward to it....:dribble:

Made a lot of parts out of corten which will rust to a nice brown color to match the natural wood on the building exterior. Built the dumpster doors out of corten. Last week I was asked to make bollards that would both protect the doors and also have both a bumper and a latch to catch the door in a open position. That way the wind wouldn't catch the doors when to garbage truck was emptying the dumpsters... I came up with some custom SS latches cut from 1/4" thick stainless steel... They will be installed tomorrow...

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maxmini 03-01-2017 06:10 AM

as always , great work !

Snip's 03-01-2017 03:18 PM

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Recently did some work for a client... He lives 300 miles from me but wanted me to do some custom work and salvage some old furniture he had...

He had an old nasty 50's green cloth couch that he had recovered in white leather... Made some SS legs to replace the original beat up wood legs on the couch and made some SS pieces for his coffee table...

He's very happy with the results....:D

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Snip's 03-02-2017 09:51 PM

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Just finished making 4 SS Countertops going into a local SPA beauty salon....

Justa doing my duty in trying to keep America beautiful.....:P

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Snip's 03-11-2017 05:41 PM

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Just finished a pure zinc countertop and delivered it yesterday to the client's home....

Man was it heavy.... took four other people and myself to wrestle it down into their basement....

No damage, thanks goodness...:tu:

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Snip's 03-11-2017 06:01 PM

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Adhesive press....

Came up with this custom cross bar clamping system that attaches to my welding table (6' x 14') with a set of steel wheels that attach along the two long sides of the table. This way I can roll the bars along the "X" axis of the table to position them over the part. The bars have sliding bar clamps with lengths of all thread and feet that slide on the "Y" axis... I can quickly position the clamps and using a battery drill with a socket, run the all thread / feet down onto the part I'm glueing...

This allows me to put a tremendous amount of clamping force to hold the layers of MDF / plywood to the metal skins of my countertops while the adhesive sets up... I generally leave it clamped for 24 hours...

This comes in real handy for large surface area items....

This picture is of the Zinc countertop recently made...

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07hardtop 03-17-2017 02:25 PM

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Looks Great :tu:

What is the appeal of zinc counter tops? It is a bit lost on me lol.

The current project I am working on will have a zinc counter installed in the galley with upturning edges around the perimeter to meet fiddles at different heights. I am convinced the designers are just trying to make it as difficult to build as possible. Sent it the model off to the metal fabrication division and wished them luck.

As a designer, I love to admire your work.

Snip's 03-23-2017 12:51 PM

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Just finishing up a nice job for a new fire station.... 6 SS countertops.... I'll bet they will be makin lotsa chili on these...:tu:

Many happy eats guy's And be careful out there fightin fires....

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Lukifer 03-24-2017 10:15 PM

Nice :tu:

Snip's 04-27-2017 10:14 PM

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My wife was really excited to show me something she had made in the shop today...

She designed a very special stainless steel "thingy"

Here's what it is...

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Here's what it does...

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Sheetmetal men marry sheetmetal women...:tu:

cooldaddy 04-28-2017 04:23 PM

lol

Snip's 06-28-2017 01:20 PM

I'm rather excited about this...

I've been in discussions with the owner of a house he is rescuing...

Looks like a pure zinc kitchen countertop is required and I'll be involved...

The Randolph Mitchell House.... Built in 1828

Should be fun...:D

https://randolphmitchellhouse.wordpr...itchell-house/


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