Issue #211 August 2008
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These universal mount lightning rods make it possible to vary the design of each rod—they can be made all the same or each one different for a given installation. The ones shown are forged steel and should be galvanized before finishing. Bronze requires no finish and should also be considered as a material choice. Following are three designs and step by step photos of how they were made. They should inspire many more design possibilities based on the theme.