My newest creation

by shelbyvision on November 5, 2008

This is an urn for a very large Great Dane named “Titan”. The dog is hammer-formed from 16 gauge brass sheet. The pillow base, of the same material, is hydro-formed. The base is 10-1/2″ square, and the total height is about 5″ tall. The hardest part was figuring out how to do the ears. In the pictures I had of the dog, the ears were either straight up or off to the side like wings. I decided that they wouldn’t be up when the dog is sleeping, which I guess is a moot point because I was not going to be able to stretch the metal that far. I ended up with the dog’s left ear off to the side and the right ear as close to off to the side as the metal would allow.
Brass Dog Urn

"Titan"

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

danielle embry November 18, 2008 at 10:12 am

very nice work – impressive raising skills!

Paul Jelley November 12, 2008 at 5:51 am

Excellent, one of the few pieces that actually made me want to take a hammer-forming course!

Sam Patania November 7, 2008 at 11:26 am

WOW, that is SO FANTASTIC. What skill, I’m so impressed. That makes my day, honestly. You nailed the whole thing, good work. The ears are perfect.
Sam

bethwicker November 7, 2008 at 8:32 am

Very neat… sweet that you do this. I’m sure the owners are very pleased!

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