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Update: Balcony railings coated and rosettes attached


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That's quite the railing David, I see happy customers in your future.

What did you use to buck the bronze medallions when you peined the tenons?

Frosty The Lucky.

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On 5/4/2019 at 12:23 PM, Frosty said:

That's quite the railing David, I see happy customers in your future. What did you use to buck the bronze medallions when you peined the tenons?

Used a rivet set I made years back then drilled a hole the same size of the set thru a 2 x 4 x 4 steel chunk I had and then poked the set thru and welded it. Then I put my 140lb soaking wet apprentice behind that. Lol

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On 5/29/2019 at 7:30 PM, 58er said:

looks great, what type of finish for weather protection?

Powder coating on the rail, and clear coating on the copper.

On 5/4/2019 at 5:13 PM, Frosty said:

How long does your apprentice stay wet enough to work? Making a set is probably better than a special buck and hand peining the heads.

I have to water him down every 30 min in the summer. winter just once but he freezes up pretty quick.

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5 hours ago, David Kailey said:

I have to water him down every 30 min in the summer. winter just once but he freezes up pretty quick.

Ayup, sounds like Spokane. good to see you using traditional techniques.

Frosty The Lucky.

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