- features index
- virtual gallery
social networking for the metal arts
inganmarcelo - Monday, March 25, 2013 - 10:39pmdegreaser | metal cleaner
I am wondering if there is any alternative to cleaning and degreasing metal to prepare for applying patina.
my local scupture place recommended IMS(industrial metal supply) cleaner, which sounds like the right stuff,
Iceforge - Monday, March 25, 2013 - 10:44amArt | blacksmithing | copper | foldorming | hammered metal | iron | jewelry | metal | metals studio | power hammer | workshops
The Spring Schedule of workshops is now available.
Center for Metal Arts 2013 Spring Workshop Schedule
Register now for workshops that provide hands-on learning from experienced teachers in a congenial and supportive atmosphere. Explore the metal arts in applications from sculpting and forging to jewelry.
DiamondInTheRough - Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 2:25amCasting platinum
I'm currently trying to use a different material for casting which requires using a non acid based investment. Everything turns out great but divesting is turning out to be a really big problem because the investment is incredibly hard and it's a real pain to remove it. If anyone has had any experience with this feel free to chime in to help me solve this problem
kilopuma - Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 5:09pmartwork | brass | bronze | copper | decorative | fiber glass | metal arts | panel | stainless steel | wall panel
ed dravo - Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 8:53pmCasting propane
I built a new furnace out of ceramic fiber and a reflective ceramic coating material to make the 11 inch diameter furnace more efficient. The fuel is propane from a 20 gal. RV tank entering into the furnace through a 1.5 inch diameter pipe.
Doctor Virago - Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 12:41am
I am new here and found this site in a search regarding my Title:
I wish to bond copper to steel as a trim , and my first thought were to melt the copper and aply it to heated steel, hoping it would stick.
byJohan se - Friday, March 8, 2013 - 8:12amArt | found | iron | junk | junk art | junk artist | metal | Paint | red | scrap | sheet | trash
bigred123 - Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 12:24pm
I have a part off of a machine that was cast out of bronze and then machined into the final part shape. The problem is that this part is now bent about 10 degrees and I want to know if it can be straightened back out.
Rich Waugh - Friday, March 1, 2013 - 8:25pmblacksmithing | finishing | furniture
For quite a while my wife Sally has been asking me to make her a stand for this wooden box she has. After some years of procrastinating I finally got around to doing something about it. Of course, as I so often do, a simple project turned into something much more complex once I got started. The final result is absurd overkill for the intended purpose, but I do like the result.
Sylvain Goulet - Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 7:18am