chasing

my entrance piece for "bowl of humen delights" exhib: liquid pasion

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my entrance piece for "bowl of humen delights" exhib: liquid pasion

this is my entrance piece for the exhipition I talkt earlier about. the hole piece has been forged, raised and chased out of a single billet of mokume. metals are silver copper and brass
piece is 28 cm in diameter and about 17 cm high. general shape whas inspiren on a drop of water falling and bounching back


chassiing

chassiing

chassing the two halfs in pitch. note the halfscale moddel I made earlyer in copper(also chased from two halfs).thinkin of fixing it on a walking stik or something


The work of David Huang

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I just wanted to make everyone aware of the work being done by David Huang and have you view his incredible website.

http://www.davidhuang.org/gallery/

David raises vessels and often will chase and model his designs onto the surface. He is free with his information and has recently completed a vessel for me commissioned by my wife for our 30th wedding anniversary.


Hammer hand piece

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Hi All, Have any of you tried using a hammer handpiece like the Foredom 15 to drive chasing tools?

Have any of you tried using a compressor driven air hammer to do larger pieces? Their are some illustrations in the book "Moving Metal" but the descriptive text is pretty limited.


chasing tool holder

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After seeing some vases made from copper pipe, I acquired a bunch of scrap 2" Type L copper pipe at the scrap yard. I figured I'd start making some chasing tool holders for myself. To do this, I made a mandrel to do some chasing and hammer texture on the pipe. I guess these could also be pen/pencil holders for someone's desk also. To make the mandrel, I used 1 1/2 ID black iron pipe. It's outside diameter is just under 2 inches so the copper pipe slides right over it. I then welded some 2" construction washers on the ended, ground it smooth and pushed a rod through the holes. I then welded some heave angle iron onto a plate and made cutouts on top so the rod would rest in it and be able to easily rotate. I can now slide the copper pipe on the mandrel and chase and texture the outside of the pipe. Here are some pix:


chasing tool holder1

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chasing tool holder1

finished mandrel

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finished mandrel

mandrel with copper pipe on it


mandrel4

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mandrel4

mandrel3

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mandrel3

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