Fine Clean a Wrought Iron Fence

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Fine clean a metal fence, stopping your grinder, finishing touches with a lighter wheel and getting in the grooves and the y of the branch of the wheel in this free construction video. View Video Transcript

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Terry Leafty

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On behalf of Expert Village, I'm Terry, and I'm here to tell you today about building a wrought iron fence. Okay, always stop your grinder on a piece of metal or a table. If you sit there and let it spin while it's spinning you set it down it jumps off, just like that. Okay, so I've removed the majority of the metal, so now I want to give it the finishing touches with a lighter wheel. It's more like a sanding pad, multiple layers of sandpaper put together. I want to take this down to give it a more natural look so it doesn't look like it was welded. Notice I'm using the edge of the wheel to get down in the grooves, and the Y of the branch of the vine. I'm not grinding flat. I'm getting down in there so I can get the majority of that off. Okay, another way that I remove the be be's is to take a file, just a file, and I sharpen the end on one edge, so that when I scrape the be be's will just come flying off, or remove easily. You can also use the side to side motion to get in between because obviously the grinder has a three inch wheel and doesn't fit. So, it's a quick and effective way to remove all the excess gouges and be be's that you might have.