Ina Weiss Table November 16th, 2018 - 04:34:47
So I weld the gap together and then I'm after I've done that the way I sized the ring as well, the weld is hot, I kind of pound on it and if it doesn't fit onto the table I'll take it back to the animal there and I'll Pound it some more and it'll stretch that weld out. It doesn't even really need to be hot. To do that, and it's amazing how much large you can make that ring just by pounding on it. It ended up fitting pretty good just by luck actually, and then I decided to go with a hairpin leg on this table so because of the round shape, I thought that three legs would be ideal, so here I'm just marking out the three points on the circle.
Dividing it into thirds to do that, you just use the radius of the circle and from the bottom of the circle, you measure that radius over to either side - and that gives you the three sections of the pie. The legs are just 3/8 round bar. I just bent it in the vise, and this is not the ideal way of doing it, but that's the only method. I have just gone ahead and kind of tweak them in the vise to get them straight in order to get any kind of repeatability at all. Out of this, what I did is, I marked on my workbench, a center line and then also the full height of the leg, and then you can see at the top of the table.
I have two little Mark's and that's where I want the ends of my hairpin to end up, so I just go, keep tweaking it in the vise and tell all my three points of contact and upright you see. My right-hand leg is a little out. So I'm just kind of tweaking it a little and that's the only way you can really get anything to make three that are even remotely close to similar to the table. Sit straight then, just using a square just to get it fairly straight up and down off the table. I just tack the legs on then I kind of tweaked it a little bit after that now the table, the wood is the only kind of pressed fit into that ring right now.
So too, you know it's probably going to shrink over time and what I did to combat this is I put in three brass dowels, which I glued into the wood, and I put it in between the legs and three points all the way around, so it actually Locks that piece of wood in there it kind of gives a neat look. It's almost like a river and you'll see later once I buff the edge of that table up to it kind of makes it interesting. I just went around and with just a buffing pad kind of polished up the edge polished up all the welds, and I wanted to kind of have an industrial look anyways, so just kind of you know went with whatever and I felt looked cool.
I always seal. My metal with penetrate actually a additive for paint, but I was told by somebody I'm not sure who even I think I just found out on the internet, that when you soak metal in this, it kind of seals it and stops the rostrum continuing and I've got Some tables in the host that I've had for quite some time and they haven't rested with that on.