Anticlastic Raising

Anticlastic forming

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Anticlastic forming

Some experimentations with anticlastic raising or forming.

Sterling cuff

Close ups of the first piece - sterling and 14k gold


The Birthday Gift!

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Back in January I received an e-mail from Rob Sigafoos about a gift he wanted to have made for his wife's Birthday.


Anticlastic Bangle

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Anticlastic Bangle

A commissioned piece. This is one of the pieces I submitted to Art Jewelry Magazine.

BangleBangle: Here is an image of the bangle from the bottom side of the part that rests on the wrist.


New tool

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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.sinusoidal stakesinusoidal 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.)


Ring with overlay work

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Ring with overlay work

I've been working on this ring today. Once finished, it will look almost like the Cuff in the back ground. The ring has been raised using the Anticlastic raising technique. I'm really excited about the finished product!


Anticlasic Raising in Free-Form

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Anticlasic Raising in Free-Form

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.


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