copper

brass panel : Circle

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brass panel : Circle

brass panel : Circle


Intro and Large Copper Sheet Annealing Question

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Hi,

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.


Within We Reach

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Within We Reach

Cleaning copper

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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.


Another candlestick

Whitesmithing | Repousse & Chasing | |
Another candlestick

This is "another candlestick", christmas gift for friends

Why another ?

Because have eyes

material: copper and pink glas


Enameled Rings from recycled Electrical Wire

Jewelry | | | | |
Enameled Rings from recycled Electrical Wire

Some of our Enameled Rings, these are handformed, made from recycled copper wire.


Enameled Rings from sections of Pipe

Jewelry | | | | |
Enameled Rings from sections of Pipe

Some of our Enameled Rings made from sections of copper pipe. Do not make it easy to make different sizes of course....it is pretty much one size, with some variation due to thickness of enamel. This


Elm on Lawn - Beaded Wire Tree Sculpture

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Elm on Lawn - Beaded Wire Tree Sculpture

Elm on Lawn - Beaded Wire Tree Sculpture
9" X 7" X 7" Made of 26 Gauge Copper Wire. Green glass fringe beads are woven into the branches and twigs. Mounted in a lawn of sand and pebbles. The sand is painted with green and yellow India ink to look like moss covered earth.


questions regarding copper solder wire

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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.


GLOSS RED HELMET (PROFILE)

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GLOSS RED HELMET (PROFILE)

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