I'm after a few strips of metal that I can use to edge some 18mm oak. I want it to go rusty and it needs to be bendable. Does anyone have any creative ideas of something off the shelf that fits the bill?
Chems":27cv468l said:Thats not a bad idea either Marcros. I've found a local supplier on the back of Spindles recommendation. Less than £3 for a meter. I am hoping it will go all rusty and nasty. I was at this VW show at the weekend with my BIL who is really into his VW Campers. He has a vintage split and has his in the rusty look thats very popular. One of the parts of this look is to strap lots of vintage type things to the roof rack, like old cola cases, leather suitcases and oil drums. One of the popular things is little wooden sleds. But seems that the sellers at these shows know they are after them, an old sled was £125. So yesterday afternoon I made one from some oak I had lying about. I just think it would really finish it off if I put the steel on the runners. Then the whole thing should go silver and rusty over time to blend in. I could speed along the rusting with a salt water bath and the oak is untreated so should go silver within a few months if left outside.