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[945] A Photo Tutorial on How To Make a Metal Leaf
A short while back I prepared this short photo tutorial showing how I make leaves from metal. I have use this method whenever shaping leaves that adorn my creations. The tools are minimal and the process is straight forward. The leaf shown was made from copper and I photographed the process in stages to show the simplicity of manufacture, which was less than an hour. I thought this may be of interest to someone who may be interested in making leaves.... (2011)
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Show me more articles from: [Ganoksin]|[James Miller]
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[68] An example of a paper die: after David Walker's version
The annealed metal is placed in a sandwich between soft 'pusher' paper and a hard paper which will serve as a monoprint paper die to emboss the metal sheet. The metal may be pre-polished.... (1990)
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Show me more articles from: [Brain Press Publications]|[Charles Lewton-Brain]
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[669] Anticlastic Raising Basics
The word synclastic describes a form in which the dominant curves both move in the same direction. When the two dominant axes curve in opposite directions the result is known as an anticlastic form. A bowl is a synclastic form and a saddle is an anticlastic form.... (2004)
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Show me more articles from: [Complete Metalsmith]|[Tim McCreight]
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ISBN: 1929565054


[419] Application of hot smithing process to non ferrous metals: Copper, Bronze and Brass
The motivation for undertaking this research was to establish a more expedient process to achieve volumetric forms in non ferreous metals. With the availability of commercial seamless tubings it seemed logical to develop working techniques adapted to this resource. I became involved in blacksmithing in 1971 and while developing the working technology of this area I began to realize that many of the processes of blacksmithing and silversmithing could be incorporated to work copper and copper alloys while in a heated state. This paper will deal with the application of shaping non ferreous metals by forging and upsetting, by forming through sinking, capping, stretching, raising and pressing, and by bending, misting, cutting, punching, drifting, stamping, chasing, chiseling and rasping while at a red heat. Fabrication techniques of heated metal will also be discussed. There are no new discoveries in the process, but the research lies in the investigation. The numerous visual possibilities which occur are not possible to achieve without these applications..... (1977)
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Show me more articles from: [The Metalsmith Papers]|[Thomas R. Markusen]
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[1071] Back to basics - Filling
Over the years, bad habits creep into our work procedures. Periodical review of our techniques is needed to assure us that these "bad habits" are not allowed to continue to effect the quality of our work. In this article, we will continue our Back to Basics Series with an article on Filing. (2001)
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