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    The Nuptial Ring
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    Keeper of the Asylum K-fab's Avatar
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    Have had a bit of PBO (project burn out) on the MR and other stuff on my mind. Got a wedding coming up in 2.5 weeks (Oct 23).

    So my better half, Robyn, decides we need an arch for the ceremony. She also knows I'm capable of making one so I immediately say "No, not doing it."

    She starts looking to rent and such. Ouch!

    Guilt takes over...

    This Nuptial Ring also doubles as a wedding crasher roll cage - it's truly off road worthy.

    I've had a couple of sticks of 1.25x.065 chromoly tubing floating around in my possession for over 10 years. Guess it's time to use them.

    525 Industries tooooobing prep tool, Miller gloves and a brand new bad ass welding helmet with a well set up TIG welder were used.(Thank you Kustomfab!!!) It's full race spec Nuptial Ring.



    This was the plan:



    Rolling a flat ring is a bitch - especially with a manually run Harbor Freight roller.

    Keeping this thing aligned whilst turning the steering wheel on the table turned out to be tricky. Had to hold onto the toooobing with a pipe wrench and try to keep it spewing outta the roller as straightly as possible.



    It took me a few passes to realize that it was a lot easier to roll and control when I only added one turn of bend instead of the two turns I started out with.



    Didn't come out too badly. I tucked the ends of it up under the build table and bent it flat.



    Oh - always take time for Tacos. Costco makes bad ass tacos...



    The Nuptial Ring, ready for assembly.

    Getting the two rings close to the same shape was a lesson. Tweak here, re-roll a section, pull the ends apart farther, repeat about a dozen times. The two hoops ended up laying on top of each other fairly well aligned. One side is a little more egg shaped but this isn't F1.



    This was fun to hold with nobody else around...



    Finished product:



    Here's Robyn test locating on the back patio (where the ceremony happens):



    So the photographer keeps talking about sunlight and direction and such - check this out, we'll have the perfect Saguaro shadow during the ceremony.



    And here it is going thru it's dress rehearsal. It'll go back up in a couple weeks.



    So yeah, been doing stuff, just not MR related - that's getting ready to change. Gonna start working on getting the dash in and the HVAC installed - have it all now.
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    Good Kfab. Keep the Mrs happy.

    It's one hell of a back drop you got there. Rather jealous.
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    Thanks Jimmy.

    Worked and saved my ass off to build my Heaven and it’s been worth every moment.

    We call it the R&R Resort. First six months we lived here I kept expecting my bags to be packed up and sitting by the door with a note “your stay is over.”
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    Such a clean shop is inspiring me to clean mine… but nah!
    I had the pleasure of seeing those cacti in person for the first time last winter. They’re really majestic.
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