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Old 07-22-2010, 09:32 AM   #1
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I've been doing ornamental iron work on my house as a hobby and to dress up the outside a little bit. My neighbor asked me to do some work on his house too. More people are taking interest in it and it may just turn into a side business.

The first two pics are the shutters that I made for my neighbor. He pushed the brick in on the side of his garage and made 5/4 wood shutters. I mounted these on top of the 5/4.

The 3rd pic is a marker that I made for his dog.

The other 3 pics are of the iron work I put up around my house. I think the shutters make a nice accent at the windows.
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:46 AM   #2
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Nice work---May I suggest that you put your location into your profile? Someone local might like to P.M. you.--Mike---

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Old 07-22-2010, 11:31 AM   #3
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Beautiful work! It's a little more ornate than is my taste, but your skill is obvious and impressive.
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Thanks, guys....good point about the location - i added it.
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I think those window units (shutter covers? - whatever they're called) look really great. Are you buying the pieces from a place like King?
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Reminds me of Savannah, GA. All those old houses with the rod iron decor. That's beautiful WG!

If my house was the type, I'd have that on it! I'd much rather have those as shutters than the typical white.

I do have rod iron chairs, swings, trelises, and pot stands. Inside, I have decor with it. I've got a tad bit of French Southern style going on. But, the Boss, my husband, has to reign me in at times or I would go wild with it!

Very beautiful work WG. Keep posting them, hear? I love this stuff!

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Thanks.

Yes, for the most part I get the shutter components from King. The marker was made with a plasma cutter.
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You've got a very good eye for it.
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Those look very well done. What type of stock are you using?
What size welder / Torch?
I see from the posts above you are buying certain ornamental elements, are you doing any of the forming yourself?
Good wrought iron work seems to be a dying art form.
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Thanks. The frames on the shutters are FL 1/2 x 1 and the components are 1/2 and 5/8. For these I use a light duty welder (Lincoln Power Mig 215). My other welder is a Ranger 8, which is a gas-fired stick welder. It's too loud for the garage, but it works fine as a field welder and a generator (helped me get through Katrina). I used a plasma on the marker. I try to buy as many components as I can (I can't really compete on most of them).
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Oh gosh - those are just stunning - amazing work!

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