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[37] How to Make a Wax Injector
You will require a 5 to 6 inch by 3 inch wide brass or copper tube, silver solder a cover on both ends a thicker one or double up for the base to retain the heat. Ideally the tube and top plate should be 1/8th inch thick with the base plate being.... (2003)
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Show me more articles from: [Ganoksin]|[Alan Lewis]
Releated Categories:[Lost Wax Casting]|[Homemade Tools]|[Shop Machines]|[Tools]

 

[633] Improved Anti-fire Scale Casting Procedure
This paper describes a process that eliminated fire scale during a vacuum casting cycle. Castings should not have a fire scale problem if the casting are cooled following this procedure....This casting was cooled using this process. This is what it looks like after quenching and brushing with a brass brush.... (2005)
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Show me more articles from: [Ganoksin]|[Lee Epperson]
Releated Categories:[Lost Wax Casting]

 

[765] Introduction to Weaving with Sheet and Wire
Textile techniques are traditionally worked with fibers such as linen, cotton and silk. However, they can also be applied to metal. I weave high karat gold and platinum sheet and wire by hand. The process of weaving creates fabric. I shape that fabric into ribbons and ruffles, spirals and loops, which become earrings, brooches, necklaces and pendants. I create two collections of limited production and one-of-a-kind jewelry, each based on a different technique.... (2006)
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Show me more articles from: [Ganoksin]|[Barbara M. Berk]
Releated Categories:[Wire Working]

 

[86] Iridescent Patina
This is the basic recipe for the iridescent patina. This patina is most effective on highly textured pieces, such as torch texture, rollerprinted and reticulation. It has a slight color interference pattern, similar to oil on water. It has a high natural luster, similar to the nacre on pearls, if done correctly with many repeated dips in a weak solution. It is durable, the colors remain stable to a high degree, and.... (2003)
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Show me more articles from: [Ganoksin]|[Katherine Palochak]
Releated Categories:[Patination]

 

[118] Jasper
The minerals grouped as jasper belong to the quartz family. Quartz is one of the most abundant minerals on Earth. It's formed primarily from silica and oxygen, but includes trace amounts of dozens of other minerals. Because of these ineralogical impurities.... (2002)
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Show me more articles from: [Ganoksin]|[Sandra I. Smith]
Releated Categories:[Gemstones Lore]

 

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