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Old 03-03-2012, 10:05 PM   #646
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^ Good info there. Thanks.

I have a King Metals catalog, and they have a wide assortment of metal finishes, paints, primers, clears, and even different acids for different weathering techniques on various metals. They also have books on treating metals with oils for all kinds of different looks.

I'm going to experiment on some small scale items and use the know-how I gain towards some large scale projects like privacy screens and gates.

There's lots of horse farms in my area and I bet I could turn some nice side money by making ornamental gates for people's properties.

My day job, like most people's, could be over any day. It's nice to have a few irons in the fire so to speak. My welding started as a hobby, but I could see myself being self-employed in the next 5 years.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:01 PM   #647
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Here is the mostly completed pictures. I still have to paint it when it warms up.
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:43 AM   #648
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where did all of kirksters posts go?
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:55 PM   #649
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where did all of kirksters posts go?
He must have deleted them. No idea why, but it happens sometimes when people get stupid, not meaning Kirk!

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Old 03-14-2012, 02:12 PM   #650
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Well, its too bad someone had to be such an asshat. Kirkster was making some very cool stuff and I looked forward to his posts. I hope he comes back...I still wanna see the speed hole honda in action...
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:18 PM   #651
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where did all of kirksters posts go?
I think the threads were merged for some reason. I think that is being too obsessive about being neat. People want to watch one thread and a project and now it gets mixed up in others...thinik before you merge!
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:09 PM   #652
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I think the threads were merged for some reason. I think that is being too obsessive about being neat. People want to watch one thread and a project and now it gets mixed up in others...thinik before you merge!
I don't know. All his posts are gone, and he deleted the content of the first one.

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Old 03-27-2012, 05:49 PM   #653
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Hey kirk, i hope somebody didn't goad you into a chinese-welder-piss-match.

a bunch of us thought your detailed posts were helpful. I thought i had your number but don't so ill keep an eye out for you on the road. i owe you for the metal, thanks for your generosity!
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:29 AM   #654
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LazyE - NICE JOB on the tractor cab!!!!!!!! It turned out awesome!
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:32 AM   #655
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Hey kirk, i hope somebody didn't goad you into a chinese-welder-piss-match.

a bunch of us thought your detailed posts were helpful. I thought i had your number but don't so ill keep an eye out for you on the road. i owe you for the metal, thanks for your generosity!
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LazyE - NICE JOB on the tractor cab!!!!!!!! It turned out awesome!
he's baaack! Welcome back Kirk! Now what have you been working on? Post up the pictures!!!
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:34 AM   #656
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Sorry, everyone. I guess I had a mental moment.


I was feeling like my posts were starting to get a bit self-indulgent.


I felt like I was coming off like a braggert, so I nuked everything, went AWOL, and went into lurk mode for a while.


I apologize if I pissed anyone off. It was not my intention.


Everything is still alive and well in rookie wanna-be welder land. I'm still happily glueing scrap metal together with my welders.
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:39 AM   #657
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he's baaack! Welcome back Kirk! Now what have you been working on? Post up the pictures!!!
...well, let's see what everyone else has to say first.


I will gracefully bow out if the consensus says so...
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Sorry, everyone. I guess I had a mental moment.


I was feeling like my posts were starting to get a bit self-indulgent.


I felt like I was coming off like a braggert, so I nuked everything, went AWOL, and went into lurk mode for a while.


I apologize if I pissed anyone off. It was not my intention.


Everything is still alive and well in rookie wanna-be welder land. I'm still happily glueing scrap metal together with my welders.
I am surprised you didn't know that *WE* will definitely let you know when we are sick of hearing you! There is no shortage of comments or opinions here... But I dont think it is going to happen. As your punishment for leaving, you have to post all the images back. That should only take about a year, get to work!
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:54 AM   #659
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Glad your back! never welded a thing in my life, was enjoying watching your projects get a little more ambitious as you learned more skills,
So what ya made since?
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Old 07-04-2012, 05:04 AM   #660
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I am surprised you didn't know that *WE* will definitely let you know when we are sick of hearing you! There is no shortage of comments or opinions here... But I dont think it is going to happen. As your punishment for leaving, you have to post all the images back. That should only take about a year, get to work!
that might take a while!


...let me see what I can come up with...
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