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Karin Valerius - Friday, August 29, 2008 - 5:49pmArchitectural Gallery | Artist Metalsmith | brass | bronze | copper | iron | metal artist | ornamental iron | railing | railings | stair railing | stair railings | steel | wrought iron
Karin Valerius - Friday, August 29, 2008 - 1:01amArchitectural Gallery | Architectutural Railings | Artist Blacksmith | Artist Metalsmith | blacksmith | blacksmithing | bronze | iron | railings | stair railings | wrought iron
Karin Valerius - Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 7:14pmaluminum | Architectutural Railings | Artist Blacksmith | Artist Metalsmith | brass | bronze | copper | Exterior Gates | Fireplace Screens | Interior Gates | iron | Metal Sculptures | patina | sculpture | stainless steel
Just a note to say "Hi" to everyone. I am new here, but not new to the world of Artist Blacksmithing/Metalsmithing. I will be posting photos of my architectural ironwork as soon as I can better figure out how to download the photos. I am guessing my images may be too large for the file.
Karin Valerius - Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 2:47pmArchitectural Gallery | blacksmith | blacksmithing | brass | bronze | French Art Deco | hand-forged | interior railing | railing | stair railings
peggy - Saturday, June 28, 2008 - 2:22pmJewelry | Whitesmithing Jewelry Gallery | bronze | copper | rivets | silver
Chuck Girard - Sunday, June 22, 2008 - 12:29pmaluminum | brass | bronze | Composite | stainless steel | Other Metal Gallery
Gavaksa - Monday, May 19, 2008 - 1:49pmbronze | bronze casting | casting | copper | smelting | tin
I'm trying to get ahold of straight 90/10 CuSn Bronze for some bronze age tools and experiments. C90700 Phosphur Bronze is about as close as I can come to it with a commercially available product. I was thinking of simply smelting my own, but the cost of copper is just insane right now. $7.67 per pound for copper is just nuts.
eligius1427 - Tuesday, May 6, 2008 - 1:57pmbronze | corrosion | saltwater | stainless steel
Hi all, An architect asked for some suggestions for a project by the pacific ocean. He wants to clad(decoratively) parts of a high rise with a metal with a mottled brown(bronze) patina. I know that there are some stainless steels that do well around the salty air environment, but can you patina it to look like bronze? How about other materials like aluminum, copper, or actually bronze? Would they hold up in that environment? Once up access will be very limited and they will be outdoors.
eligius1427 - Sunday, April 20, 2008 - 5:03pmbronze | copper | stainless steel | weathering materials
Hi All, I am submitting another proposal for an outdoor public park commission and could use help in choosing a material. There will be two materials involved with the project. The "base" will be out of rusting steel, with an organic element out of another material above it. I want the material to be maintenance free and there will be some forge work and welding involved. The materials I've been considering are Stainless Steel, Bronze, or Copper to create a contrast to the rust color. With the stainless I'd probably try to color it with heat or leave silver, copper patina green, and the bronze I'd either patina brown or green. I have experience fabricating stainless, but not forging any of the materials or welding copper or bronze. My three main criteria are the cost of material, skill level needed, and time involved with forging/fabricating with the material. Copper may not be an option due to theft, but I'd still like peoples opinions. I'd like to hear peoples experiences and opinions of these materials.
peggy - Friday, April 18, 2008 - 10:30amCasting | Jewelry | Whitesmithing Jewelry Gallery | brass bracelet | bronze | sand casting | water casting