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Old 10-24-2009, 12:39 PM
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Here are a few pics of things I've done. I would like to hear your comments, or constructive criticism.
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Old 10-24-2009, 01:10 PM
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Very nice. True artist, what metals did you use [rose]?
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Old 10-24-2009, 01:32 PM
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Thanks for the kind words. The stem of the rose, which isn't seen, is a peice of #4 solid copper wire. All of the pedals are .025 (i think) brass sheet. The copper is 16 oz. I had alot of fun making the stuff. I made a dozen roses for a customer, and that was a lot of pounding. Any thoughts on how to put thorns on the stems? I can't localize the heat enough to "upset" it and form it that way. I was toying with the thought of using stainless, but the connection on something that small would be hard for me to do cleanly.
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Old 10-24-2009, 02:07 PM
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WOW! That's good stuff. How long does that take to make? I've just started making more artsy style pieces.
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Old 10-24-2009, 02:14 PM
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That's very good stuff Thanks for sharing!
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Great looking pc. I like the metal basket weaving too....wow...that looks like it takes so patience
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Old 10-24-2009, 04:27 PM
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Thanks Guys- It means a lot to have people who do really nice work like what I've made. The basket was..Interesting. I made another one that was oval and flared out toward the top. I felt the hardest part was soldering the weave on the inside and not having it show.n This was for my sister as a wedding gift, so I wasn't that concerned with the time it took. The basket took about an hour to do, and each flower took between 1/2-1 hour. This was another project:
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Don`t know if it will work but maybe try a pair of electrical side cutters and clip the #4 wire about 1/4 the way in and tap it out.
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Old 12-02-2009, 03:32 PM
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Here are a few pics of things I've done. I would like to hear your comments, or constructive criticism.
Nice stuff!!!! Really like it! I've noticed some copper stuff that looks even better after a time when it gets it's patinas. How many hours would something like that take?
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