Showed the pic of the flower to the wife and she said she wanted one. Said she'd pay for it.
Back when HD really meant Heavy Duty.
How much rust had to be removed? Being underground must have helped a little with less O2 ??
Just noticed this thread...I poked around a few of the sections, but I'm nowhere near current on all 74 pages of discussion & pictures. In summary: Nice work!
I'm assuming, by the size of a few of the objects you're powder coating, that you have a larger oven than you originally started with.
It was only last year that I started to learn welding, metal work, and auto body & paint. I've managed to apply some of that knowledge to home repair & maintenance as well. I even got the chance to paint one of the local community college's police cruisers -- we jumped straight from learning priming basics into a full blown paint job covering 2/3rd of a Crown Vic. Now I'm slowly-but-surely trying to restore/mod my '66 GMC pickup...that's a lot of project to do alone and without a garage.
Eventually I'd love to have a setup which will allow me to do these sorts of things with all of the optimum tools.
Your results are outstanding. Thanks for making this thread to begin with; I'll be checking it out from time to time to see progress and learn more.