Pecanderosa Forge from a piece of oil field pipe

Another project that I'll try sometime is forging an apple. Seems to me that it would sell well in the late spring at craft shows as a end of school year gift for teachers.

One article I've seen uses 2" pipe (the OD is really about 2 1/2").

Rogues Gallery of Forged Apples

Bill Epps Apple

Coming someday ...

Another idea I have is to use a "basket" for the apple and then add a stem and a couple of leaves. We'll see how it turns out. A lot depends on whether or not the powder coat paint will satisfactorily coat the inside of the basket to ward off rust development. Wouldn't it be neat if I could powder coat the inside with white or ivory and the outside with red (or green since my favorite apples are Granny Smiths)?

Here's the basket.

    Gee Mom, look what else I've found!

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