Sheet metal

Mr. Crabs, fun with sheet metal, heat, hammers and RUST!

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Crabs, I love them, grew up in Dutch Harbor and seem to think they need a place in the art world, so I have begun to pound out a niche...ya, we shall see

Crab is 16 gauge steel (aprox) recycled from a filing cabinet, heated, plasma cut and POUNDED, has curves and points and many colors.


hot vs cold rolled

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I seem to often reverse the correct description of hot rolled sheet metal vs cold rolled sheet metal.
When I cut out my components with a plasma cutter a heat pattern develops creating ribbons of colors along the cut line. Is that metal hot or cold rolled?


Cone Bender

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This is a concept of a less than $10.00 cone bender that could concievably bump-bend a cone. A couple of simple sticks of flat bar with another one bolted loosely between. Depending on the space between at each end, you could make a fine cone with light sheet metal with this.


planishing hammer

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planishing hammer

scroll sawn metal

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scroll sawn metal

newbie needs assistance

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Hi everyone,

Soooo very glad I found your site!

I am doing a wall sculpture for an entry to the "Brainstorms" exhibit put on by the Epilepsy Foundation. It is a combination of hammered sheetmetal, copper mesh and sheeting, and heat formed plexi. I have 2 questions:


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