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BRJ - Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 5:57pminvestment casting
Its been many years since the last time that I did this and wanted some help with the temperatures, assistance greatly appreciated. I will be doing a solid cast, 3.5kg of silicone bronze into a investment mould.
adomi - Monday, February 18, 2013 - 4:57am
Fellow Sydney-sider here. I used to do metal work back in high school over a decade ago, and to be honest the more about winning lottery passion has not left my system. It has simply been pushed aside deep down somewhere, and now that I have more free time after completing studies, and having a full time job, I can get back into getting my hands dirty with metal work.
Frank Castiglione - Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 2:11pmmetal orchid sculpture | motor punk | motown sculpture | motown sculpture series
Frank Castiglione - Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 1:45pmdetroit sculpture | Line Dance sculpture | motor punk | motown brake line dance sculpture | motown sculpture | Steam Punk sculpture
Rich Waugh - Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 11:22am
I'm sorry to have to report that two of the real greats of metalsmithing just recently passed away. Jack Andrews, author of The New Edge of the Anvil and other books, as well as founder of Skipjack Press, and Brent Kington, longtime Professor of Metalsmithing at Southern Illinois University, are no longer with us. While they may be gone, they will not be forgotten, I'm sure.
catceefer - Sunday, February 10, 2013 - 1:47pm
Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can make the rounded ends on some copper bull rushes? I have tried two methods
1) Slitting the end of a piece of 10mm pipe in a few places, pressing the ends together to make a taper and brazing the slits back up again. This looked just that: a brazed slit and would need a huge amount of fiing and sanding to shape.
lizapaizis - Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 4:13pmRepousse & Chasing casting | centrigugal | gravity casting | lost wax | pewter | repouse
I recently immigrated from South Africa to America, where I am now enthusiastically setting up my small artisan business again. In South Africa, pewter repouse and casting both are very popular, and I was able to find products used for these crafts easily. I am trying to find a good solution to use to patina pewter - both a black patina and also a copper patina. I was using a weak nitric acid solution for the black patina, and copper sulphate for the copper patina on pewter, but am really not sure where I can track these down here in America.
byJohan se - Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 2:06amforged | iron | metal | Nails | Paint | sculpture | sheet | welded | white
patrick bastiaanse - Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 1:57pm
how can i post some pics of my work ?
when i want to post some pics i can not get them in
Vinarty Metal - Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 1:32pm
Nice to have found this site. I hope to learn and shre ideas on metal art with all of you.
Though I am certainly not an art bigot, I have 2 areas on particular interest, patination/rust painting and electroforming/electroplating.