I Gots Ingots!

December 6, 2010

I GOTS INGOTS – yup and quite few of them too! With silver topping 30 bucks a troy ounce, I thought this was an appropriate post. When working on a project, invariably we generate scrap. We get dust and oddly sized pieces from cutting; we get more dust from filing; there are odd bits and […]

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Oh, sure let’s beat on this subject some more.. Hammers

November 26, 2010

Over on my  Tools of the Craft page you will see some pictures of my recent hammer acquisitions. I recently purchase 3 original Dixon hammers that were new and never been used, oh and these are no longer being made. Next I scored a win on ebay of 18 hammers (3 heads were not on […]

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Getting my hammering mo-jo back

November 25, 2010

Despite it being almost a month from the smashing event, I have realized that I was still a bit hammer shy and was avoiding starting a new piece.  This being Thanksgiving day, I am off from work and have no company to cook for, it seemed the perfect time to start something new. Over my […]

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My view of LOS on Silver has changed

November 21, 2010

[NOTE: The link has been fixed] Yesterday, I made a “scrunched” fabric cuff bracelet. The body of the cuff is made from fine silver and the frame is sterling. Using fine silver allow the folds to happen without the work hardening and potential cracking to occur. The sterling silver frame adds some rigidity – you […]

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Back to the stake…and a prototype

November 14, 2010

A few weeks ago I was demoing sinking on a scrap piece of copper that was square. I ended up with what I thought was a pretty nice little dish. Today I got back to that design and I made my prototype, I made the dish, planished it, and then added a ring base…….. Read […]

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And even more…. HAMMERS!!!!!!!

November 11, 2010

Last weekend I took a drive to Studio DeLucca – I went for a couple of reasons. First, Khobe and I had sent a few emails back and forth because she was interested in how to make a fire brick forge, that I learned to make while up at metals week. We had discussed me […]

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Hammers (again)

November 6, 2010

None were thrown or used to smash any works in progress. Today I decided it was time to modify two hammer heads and do some tweaks on the head I modified during Metals Week back in June/July. The first hammer I worked on is a riveting hammer. I bought this for about 12.00 on line […]

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Put the hammer down and walk away… NOW!

November 3, 2010

I have been working on the hearth pot since September – there have been starts, stops,  side trips and other projects along the way,  but the pot and I were making progress. The pot was moving closer to completion and I was making strides in adding curves and necking the walls inward. I did not […]

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Suppliers and Mixups

October 22, 2010

Yesterday my stake holder arrived from Potter USA and even though it is ‘just a stake holder’ the stakes fit it perfectly. As I posted this past week – I have been working with Kevin Potter, owner and Stake Making God Extraordinaire of Potter USA,  on some getting some custom stakes made. BTW, I will also […]

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My Newest Stake

October 18, 2010

Yup, I got another made to order stake from Kevin Potter, owner and stake making God at Potter USA. I have been working on the Hearth Pot on and off for over a month now. I raised the basic shape before I went to Deb’s over Labor Day and while there we started to add […]

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