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  1. Is rinsing done before or after application?
  2. Hi All, I've made a set of railings that I got galvanised and subsequently treated with t wash/mordant solution. I painted it on, left it to dry, and it finished up with the really nice grey finish. After fitting them, and a day in the rain, a white powder coating has developed on top of the grey finish. This has only developed where the rain has landed on the railings, or where water has run down. You can see this in this image The coating can be cleaned off with a wire wheel, but I don't want to go through all that effort if this is going to happen again the very next time it rains. Have I done something wrong in my application? or missed a step? Thanks in advance for any help and advice!
  3. The sound in my shop is awful, it's just fan whine, so I can't really use the audio I capture with the video. So this is me leaning into that fact. I'm also not aiming for a a hard tutorial style of video, more a entertainment watch me make the thing kind of video.
  4. Simple one for starters, just making a bottle opener. What do you all think of it?
  5. I got the pieces sandblasted in the end! I posted the finished piece so you can see what I was dealing with and to sate any curiosity. Thanks for all the help and suggestions!
  6. I recently posted a question about cleaning complicated pieces, and I've now finished the project in question so I figured I'd post it: https://imgur.com/a/azARw The top is a 35mm thick slab of oak, the table is 50cm tall in total. The grey on the legs is the sand blasted finish, which I've waxed.
  7. Thanks for the relies! Sand blasting was my go-to thought, but I was wondering if there were any other methods that I'd overlooked. I think anything that involves brushing is a no go as there are just too many places that I cant get to.
  8. I've got some pieces that I've just finished and need cleaning, but they all curvy and full of nooks and crannies that I'll never get a wire wheel into in a million years. How do I go about cleaning stuff like this?
  9. Thanks, I'm glad you all like it. My local hardware store had run out of black undercoat and only had the bright red left. I couldn't be bothered to drive anywhere else so red it was!
  10. This is one of my most recently finished projects. It was fun to make, although I had some trouble working with the sheet metal. Any tips/advice or reading material anyone can recommend would be very much appreciated. http://imgur.com/a/Qiswz
  11. Karn3

    Fire set

    Thanks for the kind comments everyone! Thanks! The shovel is brass. I had a couple of small sheets hanging around so I thought I'd put them to use. For the brush, I just bought a wooden hand brush from my local hardware shop and chopped the handle off.
  12. Karn3

    Fire set

    Here is a fire set I just finished for a customer. They were very happy with it and so was I! http://imgur.com/a/ZLUpZ
  13. Just finished this project for some clients. It was very fiddly and a terror to get flat and level, but well worth it in the end. They were very pleased with it, and so am I! They are going to get a piece of glass to top it with. http://imgur.com/a/fcBr7
  14. I spent about a week designing and prototyping until I was happy with them. This is the result:
  15. In my filing system, it would fall under the category of "cool looking thing".
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