Bird Bath

August 31st, 2011 in member junk     
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Still a work in progress.  I need to wire wheel the loose rust off and then Ill give it a copper patina, verdigris colored wax rub and a nice hefty coat of poly.
cast iron turtle
cast iron ball
camshaft close-up
Still a work in progress.  I need to wire wheel the loose rust off and then Ill give it a copper patina, verdigris colored wax rub and a nice hefty coat of poly.

Still a work in progress.  I need to wire wheel the loose rust off and then I'll give it a copper patina, verdigris colored wax rub and a nice hefty coat of poly.


This bird bath was made from salvaged plow discs, a camshaft, a nice cast iron ball and little cast iron turtles...  It's a housewarming gift to my Mom who recently moved to a lovely house in the country.... now, just let the weather cool down a bit and I'll get it finished!  


Pattern or design used: My own design
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Comments (5)

alifemorepalletable writes: Sold! Posted: 7:52 am on March 19th
Yeyas Antiques writes: Great Job, The camshaft is a nice touch! Posted: 5:48 am on September 1st
CottageElements writes: Great job on this! I'd love to learn how to weld, too. It's on my list!

Lani Posted: 12:59 pm on August 31st
alifemorepalletable writes: Definitely learn to mig weld!!!! It's super easy to learn how to do a job strong enough for ornamental purposes. I usually sign up at the local tech school for their welding course- that way I can use all of their wonderful equipment and have an instructor close by in case I need to do something more difficult. As a matter of fact- i made this at the class. You will never regret learning to weld! Posted: 10:33 am on August 31st
RustyDiva writes: Sigh.....I want to learn to weld. This is beautiful! Posted: 9:29 am on August 31st
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