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leafy towel rack

Gerald Boggs

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Made this for the missus.  Maybe 20 inches wide, forged the leafs at each end and then fold and forge weld to the bar.  This isn't one of my designs, but I used to sell a lot of leafy hooks at the farmer's markets.

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Nice! Heat coloring on the leaves, or some kind of patina?





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Vey nice work, (not that I expect less fom you!)

We used to make leaf motif towel bars and hooks as well in the early years. Always sold well too. 

The brass brush technique is a nice highlight. I remember always having trouble knowing when to stop. It has a way of not being very visible at the black heat. Then it cools and pops out.

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On 9/26/2022 at 8:55 AM, Joshua States said:

We used to make leaf motif towel bars and hooks as well in the ealy years. Always sold well too.

Me too, but on-line, not so much.  Too much low balling on prices to compete and time/effort/return has me making other stuff.    I do think from time to time of working my way back into the fancy stuff. 

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