full time metal fabricator/artist

Rain water catch basin

Nothing particularly spectacular about this project, but it was very satsfying to do; not yet fully completed, I’ll get to add art to this for the final step of the project.


The entire basin was made out of one full sheet of  .25″ plate steel, all hand cut with an oxy acetelyne torch, weighing in at just under 300 lbs, this thing is heavy, the finished dimensions are 2′ x 2′ x 3′ tall

The entire box holds water with no leaks, this was the gratifying part, along with welding 3′ sections continuously with my Millermatic 210, it’s great to be able to run long welds w/o having the welder cut off due to overheating, also, when you weld in an enclosed space, the sound of welding is so loud you have to wear hearing protection as well, not a bad idea considering how many sparks are flying all over the place.
I used 1.25″ x 1.25″ x .25″  angle iron and welded then 1″ from the top edge to accomidate a top grate I’m going to make.


For now, it will go to sit in the ground so the excavators working on this french drain project can figure out where they want the 10″ holes cut, I’ll then take my portable oxy acetelyne rig out there and cut the holes.
In a few weeks, I’ll be making the cover for this basin, an art piece dedicated to the man’s wife who I’m doing this project for.

For now, back to fabricating furniture and steel signage for another new restaurant I’m doing work for.

Thanks for reading.
More to come.

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