Candlestick

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Candlestick

I recently completed this candlestick. Its fabricated hollowform construction in copper married with sterling silver.


Frank Castiglione's picture

Very Clean

Hi Aaron,
I like your candle holder very much, nice and clean.
What do you mean when you say copper "married" with silver?
Frank


Aaron Willoughby's picture

Very Clean

Thanks Frank!
The silver inlay you see on the top of the candlestick is what you would call marriage of metals.

Aaron


visitor's picture

Wow!! Beautiful!

Wow!! Beautiful!


Canaday Designs's picture

very beautiful, I love the

very beautiful, I love the 'brush lines' and of course the inlays
Matt


Aaron Willoughby's picture

very beautiful, I love the

Thanks Matt.


Aaron Willoughby's picture

Saw Your Site...

Saw your site. Beautiful work. The tables with the bamboo are cool. Railings and sconces too. The work looks substantial.

Aaron


Canaday Designs's picture

Thank you Aron, And rite

Thank you Aron,
And rite back at you, I must say my favorite piece was 'protection'. Yes it is beautiful craftsmanship, as with all your work, but on top of that, it just maid me laugh.
thanks
Matt


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RE:Thank you Aron, And rite

Right-On... Thanks Matt.


B.J. Severtson's picture

Nice

Arron
Nice..Size?
Brad


Aaron Willoughby's picture

Size?

Hi Brad,
Thanks! The base is about a 3" diameter and a little over an 1" high. Fits a standard taper. Most of my other ones fit a votive. It has a wire brushed texture, oven patina and waxed to finish.

Aaron


B.J. Severtson's picture

web site

Aaron
Just checked out the others. clean. very nice work. highly recommend your web site. It has my MUST SEE rating. Brad


walker's picture

Very nice, Aaron. Other

Very nice, Aaron. Other work on your website look great too!

Walker


Aaron Willoughby's picture

site

Thanks Walker,
I hope to ad more stuff soon, and more info too. Thanks for cheking it out.

Aaron


Glen Jones's picture

candlesick holder

Aaron, very nice work. Can you tell me more about the marriage of metals process and where I can read about it?

Cheers
Glen
down under


visitor's picture

Marraige of Metals

Hey Glen,
Thanks, I really learned the the process of married metal from my teachers in the past. In most cases I believe its just two different kinds/colors of metal soldered together to create a design. In mine I've taken a sheet of copper and used a disc cutter to to make the circles and used the disc cutter again to make the same size and thickness circles in silver sheet. Fit those silver discs into the copper sheet I made the holes in (should be a a very tight fit, you probably will need to whack them into the holes with a rawhide mallet to get them flush) then I solder those in place. For the line I cut a line straight through the copper sheet. I file/finish the the edges I cut throught the copper. Then solder the two halves of sheet back together with a piece of square silver wire the same thickness as the copper sheet between the copper pieces. After that sand and finish one or both sides of the whole thing til all the excess solder is gone and the design is flush (no gaps or pits left). Finally I domed it in a dapping block and used it as the top design of my hollow-form.

If you don't want to solder. You can also use the method of eutectic bonding. That process is a little more involved.

Ther are alot of ways to use this method to create some cool designs.

I couldn't find any info in my books about it but I did google marraige of metals and found alot of descriptons of the process.

Hope this helps.

Aaron


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Marraige of metals

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Rick Crawford's picture

I love the color in this. I

I love the color in this. I don't know exactly why, but every time I look at this, I think of the phrase 'Understated Elegance'. The brushed copper is a great color though.

Rick Crawford at Smoky Forge


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I love the color in this

Thanks Rick