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David Wilkinson - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 11:09amcopper | tinning solution
anyone out there know of a food safe tinning compound/solution for copper - I know how to do the time honored melted tin method, but, had heard about a tinning brush-on solution and can't find one oth
mklinck - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 12:24pmcopper
mklinck - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 12:23pmcopper
mklinck - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 12:22pmcopper
mklinck - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 12:20pmcopper
Iceforge - Monday, March 25, 2013 - 10:44amArt | blacksmithing | copper | foldorming | hammered metal | iron | jewelry | metal | metals studio | power hammer | workshops
The Spring Schedule of workshops is now available.
Center for Metal Arts 2013 Spring Workshop Schedule
Register now for workshops that provide hands-on learning from experienced teachers in a congenial and supportive atmosphere. Explore the metal arts in applications from sculpting and forging to jewelry.
kilopuma - Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 5:09pmartwork | brass | bronze | copper | decorative | fiber glass | metal arts | panel | stainless steel | wall panel
kilopuma - Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 4:51pmDesign Gallery | brass | bronze | copper | custom made | handmade | Medals | panel | stainless steel
mklinck - Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 11:56pmFabrication annealing | copper | oxidation | weed burner
I am a complete newbie to working metal, and I think I may have got in over my head! Actually, my project is to create a copper heat shield for behind our corner woodstove. I thought it would allow us to have the stove closer to the wall, and also look nice. I bought a 3' X 8' sheet of 20 oz copper, cut it in half (I need a final shield size of about 4' X 6'), nailed each half to a piece of plywood (with cardboard in-between), and starting hammering one half with a ball-peen hammer to texture it. I guess I missed the part about copper work-hardening before I started this project, but it has become apparent that the sheet I'm working on is going to need annealing, maybe more than once. I'm hoping that it will be easier to work than when I started, if I can get it annealed, because this project is turning out to be A LOT of heavy hammering. The sheet is stiff, pulling up (hard) around the edges, springy, and very hard to make any kind of dent in, at the moment.