Have this old broken lamp, can't glue or put back together, but I'd like to, don't have the heart to throw out. The longer piece I could probably stick into the ground and use as a plant hanger, but really don't want to expose it to the weather. Any suggestions?
I tried loctite epoxy for metal/concrete, didn't work. Its impossible to get the 2 pieces lined up as it is very heavy, have tried proping the pieces to line up with no luck. Will look for the JB Weld.
The top piece is way too heavy for JB Weld or any type of glue, it looks it may be cast iron, if it is, find a welding shop that can weld cast iron, its too nice to throw out. I had one similar that I used it to hang a bird cage from .I'll try to send a picture.
A decorative join, like a ball or oval or twist can be welded so the broken section has a design element. You would have to find an iron foundry such as a shop that makes custom gates and decorative details. Much of what they use is customized from prefab and not necessarily costly. I designed and had table bases made at such a shop.
ifantail ~ if you hadn't have said the 'parakeets' in there were fake, I wouldn't have guessed them to be fake. They sure look real to me! Great job on the re-purpose of the lamp post.
I've got an old bird cage that I bought few years ago from a thrift store to use as a house decoration. Not sure if I want to turn it into a plant hanger or not. Still undecided on its fate as it's sitting in my 2nd bedroom that is being used for storage at the moment. Thanks for sharing your picture.
I too love the birdcage idea, had real parakeets once, but what a mess. Where did you get the fake ones that look so real? The weld won't be happening soon, finally into contracts with selling my house so packing like crazy.