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


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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.

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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