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B-metal - Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 1:27pmRegulator | torch
I have a smith little torch.I just replaced the hoses. I went to turn on the tanks and saw that, in the off position, the acetyline regulator was at the highest psi. I tried to turn it on and off and release the pressure, but the lowest it will go is 10 psi.
HristoKolev - Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 10:09am
My name is Hristo, I'm 32, software engineer from Sofia, Bulgaria. I'm completely new to repousse and am eager to learn and experiment. The closest experience I have is armoursmithing, which is quite limited too - I've only made a segmented breastplate and a set of greaves.
Rich Waugh - Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 9:55amcopper | forming | raising | sheet | sinking
I've been busy on a new commission this past week, making a pair of copper vessels. These are to be smaller versions of the large evaporating dishes used on the old sugar cane plantations here in the Caribbean. The actual ones are anywhere from three to six feet in diameter and usually made from either copper or cast iron. The syrup pressed from the sugar canes is put in these dishes and heated over a charcoal fire for days and days until the syrup is reduced to molasses, a more compact form for shipping to the homeland where it is then fermented and distilled into rum. There are literally hundreds of these things scattered around the island, mostly being used as "yard art" or planters/fish ponds, and they are in big demand by decorators.
After7 - Monday, November 4, 2013 - 10:45pmdiy | heating | homemade. tools | Studio | workshop
Thought I'd give you, the like minded creative types, first crack at a workshop dilemma I'm currently wrestling with. I'd sure appreciate your thoughts as I'm uncharacteristically drawing blanks...
Newest sheet metal piece + new video format/style (what do you think: new time lapse versus old talking tutorial??
After7 - Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 4:34pm
New sped up style instead of droning on about each step in the process. Basically, I'm assuming most people just want the gist and to be entertained, and if some do want more info, they can use the pause button or just ask. What do you all think? Really appreciate your feedback/suggestions, so thanks!
kailashbhakar - Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 1:57amcasting
casting better surface silver jewelery for instrications.
kailashbhakar - Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 1:55amcasting
casting better surface silver jewelery.
Xavier_G - Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 7:54pm
Hello to all, glad to be a new member of this incredible place, so much talent and beautiful artwork that it's really inspiring. I've been a sheet metal worker as a press brake mechanic for a while and before that a pipe-fitter so metal is the medium I am used to be in contact with. I finished six months ago the metal entryway shown below, haven't painted it lacking time (family!!!) and job constraints.
Wathangajnr - Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 11:44amArt | metal art | rust | Rusted Patina On steel | rustic design | rusty metal
I'm doing an MA Industrial Design course and my brief for this project is to design a gift. My idea involves metal art and the use of rust.
I want to create a piece of art where the metal will rust by itself into a specific image that I have previously created.
Raspero - Monday, October 28, 2013 - 4:09pmborax | investment | plaster
I read somewhere that a sculptor uses borax in the water to retard the plaster based investment when he is applying it by hand to the wax before pouring the investment. I ran a test: I took two soup cans with equal amounts of water. Into one I put a healthy pinch of borax and let it dissolve thoroughly. Then I put equal amounts of my usual plaster/ludo/brick dust investment mix in both cans. The can with plain water set up as usual. The can with borax has never set up. That was five days ago.