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designsbyandrew I had plans to take my stainless steel keychains to the Pilot Mt car show this afternoon but just found out that I have to go through an approval process taking weeks if I get approved to attend as a vendor. The info I got prior was that vendors are welcome but approval wasn't mentioned nor the high fee. The space fee is $75 a night and it has to be automotive related items only which isn't a problem with the keychains. I went through a lot of work to get the keychain carousel rack to this point throughout the week including the rack falling off of my work bench denting the side and bending up a bunch of hooks in the process. Luckily it was in the primer stage but meant that I had to do bodybuilding work pulling the big crease and dents out. The big ring bands on the side are 22 gauge sheet metal and the narrow bands where the hooks are is 16 gauge sheet metal formed into a ring supported by 3/16 red as a frame.
All of it is handmade except for the turn table I welded to the bottom which I picked up at home depot for $5. Due to the falling off of the work bench deal, I opted to use hammer paint to cover some of the imperfections as I was running out of time to get it done. It's not perfect by a long shot but it doesn't look bad either overall. I learned a ton along the way building it including scraping the idea of attaching aluminum panels and riveting them on. Welding the 22 gauge sheet metal on worked out better. I also learned how to make a dome crown on the top cap which is 22 gauge also. I gently used the torch to crown the top so it would take the flatness out of it while making it look a little more professional in build quality. I will be painting each hook with gloss black as they have overspray on them at the moment. Now that I won't be using it today, I'll have some time till the next show next weekend to do some work on it. I was going to paint over the hammer paint with matte black with gloss red in a paint scheme but I may leave it the way it is as it looks decent. Been a busy rush week and some relaxation is in order for the weekend. Happy Saturday!
#designsbyandrew #metalworking #keychainrack #custommade #handbuilt #handcrafted
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ishrmw I don't think I posted a picture of the other girl in the entry door on one of our ranges. But anyhow there it is. All cut by hand, stained. Again these are old pics I'm just catching up. #007 #plamacut #shootingrange #sexymetal #fab101 #fabrication #pikachucustoms 2h

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bodengahringer Another shot of the passenger side interior. #ultra4 #4800 #shade10 #fab101 #ruffstuffspecialties #latenightgrind 7h

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bodengahringer Late night grind getting the interior sheeting in! Loving the way it turning! Huge thanks to @jtschmoll @rgill250, these guys were killin it tonight! #ultra4 #4800 #shade10 #ruffstuffspecialties #fab101 #latenightgrind 7h

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empire_fabrication Almost there. So much welding. Back is all weld. #rollcage #EmpireFabrication #empirefab #fab101 #tig 10h

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goodyfabllc @lb7duramax @straightjacketusa got the boys all set to head up to Vermont tomorrow and kick off their pulling season. #truckpull #pullingtruck #duramax #weightrack #fab101 #fabrication #fabricator #welder #welding #weldor #weldboss #weldlife #speedglas #htp221 #goodyfabllc #millerwelds #onestopshop 17 hours today and we knocked out everything we were supposed 🏻 12h
  •   lb7duramax Awesome job thanks again for staying late to get this done nothing but the best! @goodyfabllc 10h

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alloyworx Floor tunnel & firewall on customers van at the day job ... #sheetmetal #beadroll #fab101 #hotrod #custom #tigweld 12h

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gramasaurous.rex Back to my roots this week with some elevator counterweight frames. . 045 dual sheild flux core for days! #weldporn #structural #steel #fab101 #popsigottheblacklung 13h

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ilkfabinc A nice set of LT-1 headers for the chassis car we have in the shop, mild steel and equal length on fire. The customer should see some good gains I'm comparison to the old set. #ilkfab #rpmheaders #fab101 #funset #lengthmatters 14h

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handmadeindustries Building some park benches and no I don't have a park bench maker 15h
  •   mat_sai And awesome looking work man 12h
  •   jesenia_sarlos Great post 11h
  •   earljackson I have a couple sitting around my barn I could probably get rid of 😐 looks good! 11h
  •   claysgarage But are you a certified, licensed and insured park bench maker? Makes all the difference you know. 8h

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haggardfab 10 years later I finally built a jig for making link bars.. Works awesome, adjustable from 15"-35" in 1/4" increments #haggardfab #winning #yolo #fab101 #makecoolshiteveryday 15h

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