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More Butterflys

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butterfly wind spinnerbutterfly wind spinnerButterfly BushButterfly BushI was inspired to make a butterfly bush and liked the butterflys so much that I made a table top wind spinners with more butterfly.


More Butterflys

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butterfly bush


butterfly wind spinner

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butterfly wind spinner

More Butterflys

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More Butterflys

I got an idea to do a butterfly bush and liked the steel and glass creatures so much that I made a small wind spinner with more butterflys. They are really pretty turning in the wind. Lin


Rising

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Rising

This is the 4th in a new series for me featuring stained glass set in pipe cut offs. I love to play with the colors and sizes of pipe. Lin


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.


needed advice on various sheet metal & solders, thanks! (reposted w/ pics)

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Hi, my name is Damian Venditti. I'm an artist who lives in downtown Cleveland. I created this profile for the sole purpose of finding a particular type of sheet metal material. I know what I'd like it to be capable of performance wise, but don't know the name of the material itself. I'm designing two series of metal sculptures. One being helmet sculptures and the other being free forms. The included image is of the only metal sculpture I've created thus far, being one of the helmets. It's made of copper. To be clear upfront, I have close to zero experience in metal. I produced metal industrial furniture for a designer for a brief period, but that more or less just entailed cutting metal to size, drilling, grinding, plasma cutting, and applying patina or other finishes. He gave me a quick crash course in soldering but we parted ways soon after when he swapped out personal employee labor for commercial subletting. I more or less lost my metal teacher (boss) the second I lost that job, hence my seeking advice here on Artmetal from metal artists with much more experience than myself. Basically, I've experimented in a few types of metal, finding different problems with each. I'll start out with a shortened description of the material I seek in case one might not have the time to read anything lengthy. It will be followed by a more thorough description of my experience searching thus far for those that do have more time to read. Thank you so much for any advice you could offer!


advice needed on various sheet metals & solders. thanks!

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Hi, my name is Damian Venditti. I'm an artist who lives in downtown Cleveland. I created this profile for the sole purpose of finding a particular type of sheet metal material. I know what I'd like it to be capable of performance wise, but don't know the name of the material itself. I'm designing two series of metal sculptures. One being helmet sculptures and the other being free forms. The included image is of the only metal sculpture I've created thus far, being one of the helmets. It's made of copper. To be clear upfront, I have close to zero experience in metal. I produced metal industrial furniture for a designer for a brief period, but that more or less just entailed cutting metal to size, drilling, grinding, plasma cutting, and applying patina or other finishes. He gave me a quick crash course in soldering but we parted ways soon after when he swapped out personal employee labor for commercial subletting. I more or less lost my metal teacher (boss) the second I lost that job, hence my seeking advice here on Artmetal from metal artists with much more experience than myself. Basically, I've experimented in a few types of metal, finding different problems with each. I'll start out with a shortened description of the material I seek in case one might not have the time to read anything lengthy. It will be followed by a more thorough description of my experience searching thus far for those that do have more time to read. Thank you so much for any advice you could offer!


Moving

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Moving

I have been playing with making mobiles, lately. This one has great movement and was a pain to photograph as it kept changing. Lin


Copper solder

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Hi everyone,
I'm a fine artist who is just starting to work in metals...mainly copper right now. Attempting to solder copper pieces together (jewellery pieces).
First question-what is the best solder to use, is there a copper solder?