March 25, 2011
For the AW at Saffron show, we turned a lot of steel cutoffs into new houseware pieces for displaying floral stems. Here is how it happened!
Take angled cuttoffs from a steel bench I made, weld on scraps to back.
Grind down sloppy welds, and drill for test tube and mounting screws. ( I know – ragged gloves on a drill press is a safety hazard! Don’t do that. )
Clean up a bit more with the angle grinder.
Treat steel with a black oxide solution – a mild acid that causes the steel to oxidize. Voila.