Thursday, August 24, 2017

The lost art of sheet metal work

I was at a yard sale on the weekend.  Among the stuff on the table was this hanging container.  Shabby-looking to most, but I was really impressed with the quality of the work that went into it. Look at the lovely folded and soldered seams. No blobs of solder anywhere!

The guy who made this was skilled at his trade. No one makes stuff like this anymore.  It will last forever, or at least far longer than the plastic crap that has supplanted it in the marketplace. I'll give it a new coat of paint on top of the galvanizing and give a new purpose somewhere in my shop.

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