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July 17th, 2013

09:43 pm
silver and enamel c15th white rose brooch, an experiment

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July 10th, 2013

07:43 pm
necklace based on hans memlings c15th painting of salome. silver, gems, enamel

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April 24th, 2011

03:25 pm - Изделия из латуни.
 Вазочки символизирующие Богиню Земли Гею

Высота до 80 мм. Латунь. Мелкосирийное литье (до 5 штук одного вида)

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October 7th, 2010

02:52 pm
серебро 925 пробы
размер 16,5
all made by jamaika_

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September 20th, 2010

12:20 pm
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June 15th, 2010

05:58 pm
Hello everyone,

I am an enameler and my metalworking abilities are limited. I can saw pretty well, soldering basics and so on. I make my own settings. My equipment is also limited.

For a project, I have to make a copper cylinder, 2 mm thick (a must) and about 4.5 to 5 cm in diameter. I want to make this from sheet, to be able to saw the intricate designs first and then solder it closed.
I know it is not going to be easy to curve such a thick sheet into as perfect a cylinder as I can. I will have to conform to a precise outside and inside diameter (just don't know exactly how wide yet, this will have to fit around a wooden box).
The length of the tube I still have to decide. I guess the longer it is, the more difficult it will be to form it. I was estimating between 5 and 7 cm long.

I have a steel ring mandrel, which of course is tapered, and a good big boxwood hammer. The biggest measurement of my mandrel will most likely be too small, but it may help for shaping.
I am thinking I may need a wooden dowel of a slightly smaller inner circumference as well? the wood turner that is making the box for me can make one to my measurements, of hard wood. Or I may find a pine wood dowel of approximate measurements in the hardware store (much cheaper, much softer, probably not the right width).

I see a lot of annealing in my near future.

I may have other problems afterwards with the solder and the enamel and possible tension deformation, but that is for later...

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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April 8th, 2010

12:17 pm

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April 2nd, 2010

04:39 pm - Hello,
Introducing myself. I have recently decided to start metal smithing. I am a machinist / tool maker with some welding experience.
i program, set-up, and operate a large cnc lathe (40 x 120)
with 23 years of working with metals plastics and composites.
I have been buying books and studying for a while now and just finished making an anvil out of a piece of railroad track. Even has a hardie hole for stakes that I have been making out of railroad spikes.

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February 5th, 2010

12:59 pm - Сережки Blackberrys
46.38 КБ

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* материал: Серебро 925, камень Агат
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* 800 р

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January 27th, 2010

05:58 pm - Серёжки Miro
21.58 КБ

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* материал: Серебро 925
* 1000 р

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