October 5, 2012
We made a scrollwork trellis for our Dad’s 85th birthday. Jay cut and bent the S-shaped scrolls from 3/8″ rebar, and Dave did the welding.
For the top, we cut off 4 tines of an old garden cultivator and welded them together to support an antique glass lightning rod ball. Then we made a finial on the metal lathe to fit over the top of the trellis and inside the top of the ball. The finial is shiny because we just made it but it will soon rust to match the rest of the trellis.