Sorry, I didn’t get much (any) blogging done with all the family around.Â The Boyfriend, The Sister in Law, and The Nephew all flew in the same day and I was pretty much out of commission due to all that.Â SO! I’ve decided to just blog about the welding today, which should prove to be probably the most interesting thing I’ve ever produced.
So this all started when The Boyfriend asked me to ask my dad to make him a paper towel holder.Â Then my dad was all like “OH NO YOU DI-IN’T!” and said I should learn how to weld and cut an make him the paper towel holder myself.Â I’ve been wanting to do this for a while, so I went ahead and didn’t whine too much.Â Emphasis on TOO MUCH.
First things first, cut the metal.Â I have always been terrified of this chop saw.Â I don’t like that it throws sparks, how it sounds, how the metal falls on the ground when you’re done cutting, how hot the metal is when it falls, etc. etc. etc.Â Dad and I don’t have any safety glasses so I was wearing the welding helmet for safety!
Next I welded those little pegs on the table, Then I heated the metal with the torch and bent it for the base of the paper towel holder.Â This was totally my favorite part, I felt like the incredible hulk bending that metal.Â In fact, several times during this process I stopped to turn into a big green man.Â It was amazing.
I also had on Dad’s shirt, my old Goodyear leather gloves, and I’m not wearing any makeup.Â It was a fabulous day!
Right after this Dad’s camera died and didn’t want to take any more pictures, so the rest of the process is undocumented.Â I did, however, take pictures of the finished product.Â The best part about it is that it’s so heavy that you don’t have to hold onto it when you pull a paper towel off.
Dad refused to grind off my sad looking welds because The Boyfriend should see how hard I worked on my first welding project, so it’s pretty rough.Â But I kind of like it, and The Boyfriend didn’t even get arrested for having this weapon in his suitcase, so that’s good!
Oh and just to make this post more interesting…
LOOK A LITTLE BABY!!!!