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05-30-2006, 07:04 AM
Hi My name is Harvey.
I recently bought a pan brake sheer slip roll from HF. I bought it for a project I though I was going to do for a local restaurant. The deal did not go through. I am now looking for some artsy crafty ideas or projects I can do with this thing. I would appreciate any help. Metal work for me is a hobby so small projects that I can sell at a reasonable price would be great. THANKS.
05-30-2006, 07:05 PM
I'm guessing the restaurant job was in stainless steel. You would have had a time trying to work SS with that machine unless it was mighty thin. There's a few folks on here that are artisans in metal. I've never bought a tool then looked for something to do with it so I'm confused by the prospect.
I can think of ways to use it for making car parts but that's just me. :D You might hit a few of the flea markets and see what's selling or catching attention. Make something and practice. It's one thing to have the tools; it's another knowing how to use them to get what you want.
A few items come to mind. I'm shocked at what people pay for old buckets and yard/garden art. :eek: I don't know how large your machine is but don't limit your ideas to large items. Small pressed trinkets and ear rings seem to be catchy.
06-01-2006, 01:47 PM
Thanks for the input Ken
The person in the restaurant wanted some 2D/3D boxie house/westernie type art not just flat sheet metal silhouettes. I bought the 3 in 1 to use the pan brake to make boxie 1" 90 degree bends to make 2D old western style saloon style shapes. Kind like the ones you see in old cowboy movies. Does this make sense? I bought it at HF. It is a 40" 18 gauge capacity. I picked it up on sale and I was going to reinburst myself with these projects. There is more than one resaurant.
I know something will come up eventually. I don't mind having it, I talk to everybody. some one will say something that will give me an idea or two.:smile:
06-01-2006, 01:52 PM
By the way I would not mind any ideas on car parts. I am a full time dialysis nurse but I was a mechanic long before. I still have all my tools and now I have alot of welding stuff as well.:smile:
06-06-2006, 03:57 PM
Now, while I will admit that I am not a person you will ever find at a local craft fair I do know that some of the things, very much in line with what you were talking about for the restaurant sell like crazy, and for good money..
You may consider doing what you were looking at doing for them despite the job not coming through.. pretty metal makes good art.. I would decorate my whole house with metal art if I could.. I haven't played with much stainless, but I know it makes for a beautiful part if done well.
good luck, have some fun playing with it.. I am sure you will find yourself inspired!!
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