Arc welding

At Christmas I was given an arc welder, the tool filled me with both fear and opportunity however it remained in its box until an interesting commission landed in my inbox on 8th January;  “Could I make an 8 foot high willow wine glass?”  Well actually yes I can, what great timing, I kitted up and got practicing with the  welder.

To my surprise another commission came through soon afterwards;  I have a large 2D willow apple (about 3.5m diameter) in the hedge of our orchard on the A37 and a lady wanted a smaller one (1.4m diameter) to put up on a large indoor wall.  A simple metal frame using 6mm steel rod helps this otherwise quite delicate design.

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