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JaniceF - Friday, May 22, 2009 - 10:19amJewelry Gallery | Anticlastic Raising | hammering
Jamie Santellano - Friday, March 6, 2009 - 11:54amAnticlastic Raising | forged | hand wrought | ring | sterling silver
Back in January I received an e-mail from Rob Sigafoos about a gift he wanted to have made for his wife's Birthday.
Jamie Santellano - Saturday, June 21, 2008 - 11:26amAnticlastic Raising | hand wrought | jewelry | sterling silver | YAK Gallery
Rich Waugh - Sunday, June 1, 2008 - 10:47pmAnticlastic Raising | blacksmithing | forging | Tools
For quite some time now I've been wanting a sinusoidal stake. Every once in a while I actually have a need for one, and the resto fo the time I just think they're really sexy and have been dying to have one. A couple of days ago, I actually had a few hours free time so I got busy and made that sinusoidal stake. The overall length is about 25" and the large diameter is around 1-3/8", tapering to 3/8" at one end and 3/4" at the other end. The arms were forged from a piece of automobile axle stock and the remainder was made from A-36 structural steel. To forge the sinusoidal arms, I first tapered both ends of the axle on the power hammer, and then made a series of alternating bends using adjustable bending pins in the post vise. (After I finished the stake, I developed a better bending pin jig for the vise - I'll try to get that posted one day before long.)
Jamie Santellano - Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 3:53pmJewelry Gallery | Anticlastic Raising | jewelry | ring | Silver overlay | sterling silver
Jamie Santellano - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 3:39pmJewelry Gallery | Anticlastic Raising | Cuffs | Hand worught | rings | Silver overlay | sterling silver
Jamie Santellano - Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 3:13pmAnticlastic Raising | copper | free form | hammered copper | hand wrought | raising copper | YAK Gallery
This is a piece of Copper scrap I found in my Studio, which was a negative from some flames I cut out a while ago. I filed down the edges, and used the Anticlastic technique to see how the shape would react to it. I got some amazing curves, and the transitions are smooth. With more practice, and a wider range of sinusoidal stakes I'm positive I will be able to create some amazing pieces.