Metal Yard Art

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Loren Jensen, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Kerfwappie

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    I dunno? I'll try it again and let you know.


    That's cool.

    Eric
     
  2. Loren Jensen

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    got a couple auto-cad drawings done today. will post up when i get home
     
  3. Loren Jensen

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    ok so here's my two designs so far. pretty basic, but i personally think they are kinda cool, but it's all about what everyone else thinks. what do you guys think?

    on the fish, i still have to do some work so it doesn't look as sloppy. when designs are cut out, they always look better on metal.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. GATOR9

    GATOR9 Hey you guys

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    Both designs look nice. They would look great on a wall or hanging outside. I can only assume you would make various sizes. Any thought on $$$$$ of various sizes?
     
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    I love the fly. Niccceeee. I want one.
     
  6. Luke77

    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    I love the fly design. I'm thinking a wall hang would be awesome! $$?
     
  7. Loren Jensen

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    the price defenitly goes by the size. i'll probably have two sizes. something like having one 1' wide and the other like 2' wide. then for additional money you could get a piece of rod added on for a stake. as far as price though..i need to talk to my teacher and figure out how much it will cost me. but for a random ballpark price, we're probably looking at around 40-50 bucks. give or take some. i have been looking at websites, and this is about half their cost. i'll get back to you guys on this shorty, and then hopefully start making some sales.

    if you guys are wanting them all grinded down and heat colored, that would cost quite a bit more. it takes a couple days to grind them down and heat them. but it's all what majority wants..not really wanting to get into custom orders.

    Loren
     
  8. Luke77

    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    What do you mean by "grinded down"?
     
  9. Loren Jensen

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    when steel comes from the factory, it has a surface protectant called "mill scale". this keep it from rusting, so to remove it, i take an angle grinder with a sanding disc, and remove the mill scale. makes it look 5 times better, but it takes me longer, and i want to get you guys this stuff for cheap. mill scale can be scuffed, primed, and painted, and that too, looks great..
     
  10. Luke77

    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    So, without doing this, what would the metal look like? Also I guess then, what would it look like if you DID do this?
     
  11. Loren Jensen

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    since i'm at school at the moment and i don't have access to photobucket, do a google search. with mill scale, the metal is perfectly flat, and the color is really dark gray. and for a google seach, type in something like heat colored metal or blued steel..

    heat coloration gives it a gold and blue color btw
     
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    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    Heat colored metal = SICK for the fly design!
     
  13. Loren Jensen

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    yes it would look sick on the fly.. only prob is that it would probably take me much longer and the price would be more..but if you guys want to pay some extra for a little bit better looking stuff, i can do that.
     
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    updated fish

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  15. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    Simply order your steel P&O, (pickled and oiled). It adds little to the cost especially when compared to grinding it off by hand. The pickling process removes the mill scale completely. The steel is then coated with an oil to prevent rust on the now virgin surface of the steel. The oil is easily removed with a variety of solvents, some of which are non toxic. You can begin cutting and grinding immediately after you remove the oil. As long as all of the oil is removed it will not effect your heat coloring. Most any steel supplier can get this for you. You just have to ask for it.

    TC
     
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    i was just gonna use what we have here, that way i don't have to buy a whole sheet. but i will look into this. thank you for mentioning it
     
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    Would be interested in the 12" fish.
    Cool hanging for the tying room! I can heat color and finish it myself.
     
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    ryfly Addicted to flyfishing

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    I'd be up for a 12 to 18 inch trout as well but the fly looks awesome as well. What are your prices?

    Ryan
     
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    pm sent, ryan
     

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