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  1. 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.
  2. Simple one for starters, just making a bottle opener. What do you all think of it?
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. 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!
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. I spent about a week designing and prototyping until I was happy with them. This is the result:
  13. In my filing system, it would fall under the category of "cool looking thing".
  14. Thanks Dognose (great name and pic btw)! The wood on the wall is left behind from the old rails that my work was replacing. Consequently it was already in the correct positions and the wall underneath is extremely uneven and made of very hard rocks (granite I think). Drilling into them would have been a pain. It just saved an awful lot of work and the client was perfectly happy with it like that. I think she is going to paint it though as she is in the middle of a lot of work on the house and garden. For the stair rails, I dug them in about 30cm (1ft) and secured them with post-crete. They are good and solid, not going anywhere for a long time hopefully. The finish is a custom mixed carbon-laced paint that polishes up to a metallic shine in a way that highlights hammer marks and other detail, preserving the hand forged look. This was very important to the client and it took me a while to find something that would do the job nicely.
  15. A client asked me to make them some garden rails to replace the old worn out ones that were currently in their garden. As with almost every project this one presented some new learning experiences and challenges. I had a lot of fun doing it. http://imgur.com/a/TGDwR