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kilopuma - Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 3:51pmDesign Gallery | brass | bronze | copper | custom made | handmade | Medals | panel | stainless steel
mklinck - Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 10:56pmFabrication 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.
Soview - Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 3:46pmSculpture Gallery | abstract | brass | copper | l Art | META | patina | sacred geometry | steel | tabletop | wall
Dick Roberts - Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 10:23pmbrazing copper | brazing residue | cleaning copper | copper | finishing | metal art | Metal Art Work
When I make copper sculptures I wire brush the end product to clean it up. I am now making some miniature copper sculptures and it is hard to get into the tight spots with a wire brush to clean the residue left from brazing. Is there a way that I can dip them into a liquid solution to get the brazing residue cleaned up and then wire brush the rest to clean it up? Would there be a simple solution of something like pool chemicals or house hold cleaners? I am not interested in getting into acids.
Tom Oldsmith - Friday, December 23, 2011 - 6:17pmWhitesmithing | Repousse & Chasing Candlestick | copper | Other Metal Gallery
beadaholic - Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 9:25amJewelry Jewelry Gallery | copper | enamel | enameling | enamels | ring
beadaholic - Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 9:23amJewelry Jewelry Gallery | copper | enamel | enameling | enamels | ring
Sal Villano - Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 8:16pmSculpture Gallery | copper | copper wire work | glass and metal | original art work | twisted wire trees
Damian Venditti - Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 5:36pmcopper | solder
Hi everybody! I have a few qusetions regarding copper solder wire. Where could one purchase it? I have a Weller SP40L (120 V, 60Hz) soldering iron without a temperature control. Would this soldering iron sufice soldering copper solder wire? Any other advice on this topic would defnitely be appreciated.