craig

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  1. Looks good Mark !! I'm glad they turned out !!
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    Thingies

    When I thought about it afterwards...you COULD just tie the rope directly to the tree...but it's too late now, they're already made :P
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    Copper roses

    Thanks for the link, I'll have to check it out !!
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    Copper roses

    Well I didn't make the video...but it's a good one !!
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    Copper roses

    Good luck Eric, and make sure to post pictures once you've made a couple !! Another thing, I ground the teeth and sharp edges off a pair of needle-nose pliers to do the final shaping so they don't get too marked up...seems to work ok...though it would be better to have a pair of nice small scrolling tongs
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    Copper roses

    Just a note about the copper...you don't need the torch to do the shaping...just anneal before assembly and you're good to go !!
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    Small copper roses

    Here you guys go...it's not step by step...but you'll get the idea :P
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    Copper roses

    Eric asked for some info... so here's a quick description how these were made... I used a hacksaw to split 3 short lengths (use the length that when unrolled and flattened will give you a square) of copper pipe, I think these were made from 5/8 " pipe. I used 3 layers of copper which were all approx the same size and each one had 4 petals cut out on them with tin snips and then filed smooth. Most of the methods used can be seen in the two videos I'm attaching, I stole some ideas from each of them... The only thing I really did differently was punch a square hole (to mount on the shank of the nail which was forged square) and offset the center layer...that way they don't turn at all.
  9. That bottle opener is cool !! It makes me think one-legged elephant...now I wanna try making one, only shorter, bent 90, and with a flat foot so it will stand on it's own :P
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    Thingies

    Yeah, same idea really
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    Small copper roses

    Thanks !! Next time I do these I'm going to try and chisel them out instead of using tin snips... They're 4 petals per layer, with a square hole punched in to fit over the squared up shank so they don't turn...the center disk is punched at a 45 degree offset from the other two.
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    Thingies

    I haven't used them but the idea I had in my head was that you could tap them into some trees to hang a tarp or whatever if you're camping or out in the woods...I got the idea from some tent stakes i had seen somewhere, but most of these would be too short for tent stakes.