Greg Lamont on fri 10 jan 03
Our local horticultural garden has asked me to give a one-day workshop =
at the end of the month on making ceramic garden markers. I am looking =
for a source for either ready-made copper or brass "stakes" or for =
copper rod about 1/8" dia. X 36" length from which I can bend my own. =
Also, if anyone has any tips on making ceramic garden markers I'd love =
to hear them--this is my first attempt at them. Thanks!
June Perry on fri 10 jan 03
Greg you can get the copper rod at hobby shops. You may also find it in
jewelry supply catalogues like Rio Grande. I have purchased metal rods at
hobby store that specialized in model airplanes. You might also find them at
Lowe's hardware, Home Depot,etc.
I don't know where you can find plant markers in copper though, but I have
other metal ones (not attractive, but functional ), with removable metal tags
that I got from garden catalogues or gardeners supply catalogues, i.e.
Gardener's supply Company, and Leonards,etc.
Jennifer Buckner on fri 10 jan 03
At 08:57 AM 1/10/2003, Greg Lamont wrote:
>Our local horticultural garden has asked me to give a one-day workshop at
>the end of the month on making ceramic garden markers. I am looking for a
>source for either ready-made copper or brass "stakes" or for copper rod
>about 1/8" dia. X 36" length from which I can bend my own.
Greg, I buy "braising rods", which are some kind of metal coated with
copper, at my local welding supply shop - Merriam Graves in this
area. They come in a variety of thicknesses and are approx. 36"
long. They sell them by the lb.
Jennifer ( in northern VT)
Jennifer G. Buckner firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan Bowen on sat 11 jan 03
I purchace brass rod from McMaster and Carr. I think I pay around $.50 each
and bend it on a jig that came from Lee Valley tools for about $5.00. Both
are on the web.
Weirwood Station Pottery
On the Eastern Shore of Virginia