enlarge 88KB, 543x640 5 Harry and me. My 64th birthday, Southern Pines, NC.
enlarge 63KB, 640x536 6 Saturday am 26 October 2013 my temporary repair studio in my dining room with my bench
enlarge 55KB, 640x480 7 Ready to move downstairs for the winter!
enlarge 57KB, 640x480 8 Getting the bed put back together.
enlarge 62KB, 640x551 9 All finished. Now on to the studio.
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enlarge 54KB, 553x640 18 3" heart pine block 11.5" x12.6" from warehouse on Savannah river. Originally these were 16 to 20' tall and used for the outside of old warehouses. I wanted to use this to mount my Pepe forming stake on this so I drilled the holes for the base, and then 3 holes to pound in 4" nails so I could take off the top to move if necessary.
enlarge 56KB, 640x507 19 This top block of heart pine weighs 10.5 POUNDS and is 3" x 11 1/2" wide x 13" long. A friend of mine in SC and I bought an entire flatbed full of these planks for $750.00 back in 1966. I used them for flooring and walls in an addition, she used hers for her home. The guys that had to plane these planks were furious, because they kept ruining saw blades from the hidden spikes, which was totally understandable, but we all finally got the job done by at least going through and getting out the spikes and nails that were showing. .
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enlarge 59KB, 640x548 21 Stake base put in with 3" lag screws
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enlarge 100KB, 596x640 23 base of beam from barn. This is the bottom. I glued and then nailed this piece to make it level, as trying to level a 12" x 12" beam piece was out of the question. No table saw....
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enlarge 114KB, 640x599 25 Top of the base. I added two wood pieces glued and nailed so that when I added the mid piece, it would not move or wiggle. This process took about an hour, mostly to keep picking it up and putting it down and marking where the pieces went..
enlarge 64KB, 640x407 26 base of the mid piece with strips of thin walnut that I had cut off the ends of the first bench top pieces, and a piece of cherry tongue and groove flooring to stabilize the mid piece.
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enlarge 98KB, 640x506 28 Adding a paint stick to make sure no movement of this.
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enlarge 79KB, 524x640 30 Top of mid piece, held in by two 12" cabin spikes that go through the mid piece and into the base 3". The vise goes on this piece.
enlarge 74KB, 640x619 31 Vise screwed in with 4" lag screws
enlarge 72KB, 437x640 32 The latest beam section from the annex barn. I punched out the beam pins and will chisel off the top section
enlarge 62KB, 368x640 33 Edging all the way around with 1" chisel
enlarge 92KB, 467x640 34 Getting close to finishing.
enlarge 108KB, 555x640 35 YAY This is the base for the forming stake shown above.
enlarge 96KB, 610x640 36 Small block from beam I found. Some animal was obviously scratching on this. I'll sand this instead of planing.
enlarge 73KB, 640x480 37 Sat. morning in studio
enlarge 42KB, 640x480 38 Still not sure where everything will go, but I found a great site that Connie Fox from San Diego had on Pinterest that was what I was looking for. We use many of the same tools so this was great.
enlarge 75KB, 568x640 39 The beams stacked. I've fiddled with these for 3 days now trying to figure out how to keep them stabilized, where to put the vise and forming stake, finally, thanks to Connie Fox's studio photos, I have a plan-okay I have said-IHAP for months now, maybe today I can get this done before I have to leave for work at noon.
enlarge 59KB, 613x640 40 Two tables on West wall.
enlarge 82KB, 640x598 41 Sewing repairing for horse blankets and leather repairs have to share this space. I'd really like to have the entire studio in my dining room, because of the great light, but I sleep in there in the winter to save on heat. Maybe someday.
enlarge 61KB, 640x585 42 Before the second table was put in.
enlarge 63KB, 640x480 43 The largest beam held my vise and forming stake but I want to change this to another configuration.
enlarge 69KB, 640x480 44 My 19th century butcher block table that has held my 85 lb anvil and my steel block which I've still not been able to move, so it will have to stay there. The rolling mill will be staying on there as well.
enlarge 81KB, 640x551 45 I took the old sawhorses out of the annex barn and brought them over to the back porch. I want to make another bench to hold my 12" guillotine shear, and my drill press. I have to chisel off the top of the center 2x6. The wide boards are on the right-18" and 19" wide by 1" thick.
enlarge 77KB, 640x493 46 Starting the chiseling. I found that using my trusty circular saw and going along the top would be a bit faster to chisel.
enlarge 88KB, 640x517 47 Then I used my old Stanley hand plane to level as much as I can.
enlarge 79KB, 640x577 48 All finished, but the legs are all different lengths. I measured and wrote on the legs and in my notebook so I made sure I had the correct angle and then cut the taller ones down so both sawhorses were the same height.
enlarge 86KB, 553x640 49 Testing how it will look.
enlarge 53KB, 640x507 50 In studio before leveling legs
enlarge 69KB, 640x632 51 I drilled holes all along the bottom board about 3" apart, and then marked them on the sawhorse so that I could drill the top board holes and alternate the nails. I used square cut masonry nails.
enlarge 63KB, 640x563 52 I tested 3 drill bits different sizes, to see which one would be best for the square cut nails which would hold tightly but not split the wood. All of them are in, and they look fabulous to me. They hold super tight, are flush, and since I have about 10 lbs. of them, I don't have to buy any for a long time.
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enlarge 70KB, 622x640 57 My new casting forms. The stainless one is for round wire-2 side by side, and my crucible with a pour handle, and a black casting ingot mold.
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enlarge 71KB, 640x594 60 I melted the cleaned sterling scraps in a crucible with flux until melted. The scraps were from my mother's damaged 1920s candlesticks, you can see the base to the right.
enlarge 61KB, 575x640 61 further melting before pouring so that it goes in one pour keeping out bubbles.
enlarge 58KB, 640x421 62 I carved a channel in a fire brick with a hammer and chisel and poured in the melted sterling scrap with flux.
enlarge 79KB, 640x638 63 After getting the four billets out of each pour-they were approximately 1 1/2" x 3/4" w x 1/2" thick. I hammered to flatten on my anvil, then annealed them with the torch and rolled through two times, then annealed again, and rolled two more times until I got them the thickness I wanted.
enlarge 67KB, 640x534 64 After filing all edges and sanding before forming.
enlarge 60KB, 720x414 65 My first one which is quite heavy and thick. I love this, and have received many compliments on it, as well as the others.
enlarge 51KB, 640x455 66 My first one.
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enlarge 46KB, 640x467 68 casting pieces from scrap-August 27, 2013
enlarge 81KB, 640x524 69 top of the candlestick base for my next casting with my new torch
enlarge 77KB, 627x640 70 Sterling footed cigarette dish-belonging to my father. This was 4" long and 6 1/2" around. I was pretty amazed that I could make a cuff out of something this small. The disk at the bottom is 1 5/8" diameter and 5 1/2" circumference.
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enlarge 73KB, 640x516 86 bases of MFT Sterling candlesticks with pitch removed.
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enlarge 61KB, 640x496 91 AAT Andrew A. Taylor mark with Cartier underneath. Silver plated copper engraving plate for my parents wedding announcement. August 15, 1929
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enlarge 54KB, 640x640 93 2" Fine Silver fold formed cuff with Swarovski crystals.
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enlarge 47KB, 639x640 95 2" NuGold brass cuff fold formed
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enlarge 46KB, 640x640 97 2" fold formed and anticlast copper bangle with rock crystal and turquoise
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enlarge 50KB, 640x465 109 Started at 9:30am 4/3/13 cut out initial
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enlarge 69KB, 720x362 112 Filed all edges with two grades of files, then used 4 different grits of fine sanding until totally smooth. Shaped on anvil.
enlarge 65KB, 640x554 113 After final buffing and shaping before washing
enlarge 54KB, 640x552 114 Cleaned up and ready to pack up to mail.
enlarge 54KB, 610x640 115 Top-stamped inside with year and my marks.
enlarge 56KB, 640x536 116 Ready to ship! 10:45am. Print card, label, wrap, make box, take to mailbox. 11:15am.
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enlarge 68KB, 536x640 119 Copper handles for under sink cupboards "I love these! What a great..." View Comments...
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enlarge 61KB, 640x509 126 Fine Silver and Cultured Pearl Peas in a Pod Earrings.
For Melissa Hatfield, Ziaggo Sporthorses, TX
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enlarge 65KB, 640x563 135 my new necklaces, featuring my handmade clasps and bead caps.
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enlarge 76KB, 640x611 139 Showing where it will go so it covers the know of the silk thread.
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enlarge 51KB, 467x640 155 Fold Formed Burdock Leaf with coral, labradorite, Cultured Pearl, and Trade Bead Necklace. Hand made clasp.
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enlarge 1.78MB, 640x544 163 Set for Erin Buffaline Mechanicsville NY
2 1/2" Fine Silver Cuff with Czech flowers, matching Fine silver ring, Fold formed Heart Earrings, and Pendant.
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enlarge 60KB, 640x535 172 Erin's earrings for her set, all finished.
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enlarge 52KB, 588x640 176 Back. The color on the heart you see is reflection of the ceiling beams.
enlarge 57KB, 640x553 177 After sawing out heart pendant (3" x 3") and earrings (1 1/2" x 1 1/2"), filing, sanding.
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enlarge 47KB, 720x410 181 Back of earrings with L and R so they are put on correct ears.
enlarge 57KB, 640x578 182 Very dimensional, and will lay perfectly.
enlarge 68KB, 640x525 183 test piece for Erin in Copper. Not the metal or colors of flowers I'm going to use, but just to let you see what the form/design is. Piece is 2 1/4" x 2 1/4". heart with twisted silver bail pendant.
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enlarge 70KB, 640x536 205 2 1/2" wide Fine Silver Fold Formed cuff with vintage Swarovski Beads wired on.
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enlarge 61KB, 720x447 217 I finally got around to figuring out what to do with the 1/2 cut steel belt buckle with the gorgeous Robins Egg Blue cabs. I made it into a barrette for myself. I had to remove the findings on the back, and file off the edges, and then wired on the barrette back. This is 4" with a slight dome and 1 1/4" wide.
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enlarge 68KB, 640x634 223 Shown with measurement paper. This shows that it was made from the customers measurement paper.
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enlarge 67KB, 640x631 226 approved for cuff 5/27/12
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enlarge 81KB, 633x640 229 Copper Fold Formed Cuff with Swarovski Crystals, in hot pink, black diamond and tourmaline. 2" wide.
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enlarge 78KB, 640x603 244 Barrette for Mary Ann Wilson.
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enlarge 74KB, 546x640 257 Balanced Coverage, Brass Fold formed cuff. Love to wear this.
enlarge 84KB, 640x625 258 Brass Fold formed Cuff with Garnet bicones, Peridot RS bicones, and rough rock crystal.
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enlarge 74KB, 640x561 262 All tools I've resurfaced, remade, or made for working metal
enlarge 60KB, 543x640 263 white pieces are Delrin stakes used with metal hammers for antic last design. I still have work to do on these, but it takes a long time with round large files. This stuff is unbreakable.
enlarge 59KB, 640x465 264 Surfaces are always polished after filing and sanding
enlarge 56KB, 640x454 265 Prong and stone and bezel tools and one with a design on the edge-8 gauge copper
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enlarge 58KB, 640x411 267 Carpet tool that I use for cutting 1" stall mats, and opening folded metal. The three wavy tools behind are called Sinusoidal stakes. I made these out of in line engine punches from Sears. They are 14'. 9" and 6", and made with a large welding torch and acetylene bending with a pr of vise grips , cooling slightly and creating another bend. They have to be cooled by leaving alone, not quenched, then sanded and buffed because metal has to be formed over these, so they have to be smooth.
enlarge 91KB, 621x640 268 Very sharp edge. I've sliced myself on this before.
enlarge 56KB, 640x577 269 8 gauge copper wire made into stamps, bezel setters, prong and stone setting tools.
enlarge 95KB, 628x640 270 The 2Cent tool I use the most. I'm not sure what it was used for, but I sharpened it to razor sharp, sanded and polished. It is steel, and I use it to open prongs and then closing them with the back of this. This is similar to an oyster and clam opening tool we used in SC on the boats, but I've made it much thinner.
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enlarge 95KB, 720x396 318 Red top, alternating gold and clear on bottom. For Kat Finderson
enlarge 74KB, 640x632 319 Cynthia Fore Miller's ring
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enlarge 31KB, 720x176 328 When I got this bracelet, it had several areas of Verdigris, and corrosion.
enlarge 21KB, 720x152 329 This is the back
enlarge 44KB, 720x432 330 Close up of the damage, after carefully removing as much of it as possible. You can see the Verdigris has created a hole in one of the balls on the left side of the face panel on the left.
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enlarge 35KB, 720x358 332 Still showing corrosion and verdigris. If left unchecked, and stored with other jewelry, this will spread and disintegrate other metals. Although this is marked Sterling, the process of finishing in the pickle, was probably contaminated the sterling, and ended up plating it unknowingly. You can see the hole in the ball better in this photo.
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enlarge 39KB, 720x183 334 Much better show of Sterling. It will now be carefully stored in a baggie, and will develop a natural patina, which is NOT the same thing as Verdigris or Patina. Patina is the natural oxidation by the air or wearing of the Sterling, which gives darker areas around the work.
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enlarge 65KB, 640x485 352 3" x 2" copper fold formed leaves, and 12mm labrodite stone.
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enlarge 74KB, 720x443 354 Cuff from Gayla. Lovely but a bit big-haha The opening was about 3", so I knew it was going to have to be reformed.
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enlarge 67KB, 720x432 357 As you can see, this would work for a man but not most women. It would have been about 9" or so.
enlarge 86KB, 605x640 358 Finished cuff, formed to fit, and filed, sanded and buffed to 1500 grit, finished with Fabuluster. "OMG,OMG,OMG Dinah this is ..." View Comments...
enlarge 72KB, 640x435 360 after pickling this is what I had. "I cannot believe the trans..." View Comments...
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enlarge 72KB, 640x474 362 inside, notice the thin lines around the top edge of the cuff. This was a flat piece of stock that was soldered to another piece of stock that was pierced and sawn to create the design.
enlarge 70KB, 640x469 363 After initial sanding with 320 grit. You can see the lines, so I had to be really careful when annealling with the torch, so that the solder didn't melt. I think they must have used hard solder, as it stayed in tact, but then just surface filed it with a jewelers file, and left it, so the edges were quite sharp and coarse.
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enlarge 60KB, 640x444 375 Here are photos after it was cleaned up and I buffed it with Fabuluster and my buffing wheel.
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enlarge 41KB, 576x393 379 Unfinished ring on the side is going to be an open top box ring (these are made with an inner and outer ring with two sides, all soldered. I still have to hand saw the inside disk out, saw off the outside bottom plate, add the top plate, saw that off, add the stones, weave and solder the wire through weaving it so that the stones don't fall out. This one will be an open top, with loose stones, and a sterling wire woven top.
enlarge 65KB, 410x576 380 first side soldered on and inner and outer plate hand sawn off. Then I placed it on the other plate, soldered and sawed it, drilled holes, and finished it before setting amber and wire.
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enlarge 38KB, 576x528 382 wire is soldered on one end inside, then pushed through one hole, through the bead, with a half knot and pushed down through the other side.
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enlarge 98KB, 638x640 401 Sterling Silver Gallery Bezel set Agate on Sterling Silver 1 1/4" wide cuff.
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enlarge 57KB, 640x431 411 3 strands of 8gauge Sterling, Silver caps soldered on ends after twisting. Preliminary finish. Needs more. 3/8" diameter, 50 grams weight.
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enlarge 82KB, 640x501 413 Copper 6ga. twisted bangle for Sean with hammered ends and silver. Funny how it resembles a horses head. LOL
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enlarge 94KB, 613x640 431 Net Rolled Cuff with carnelian colored agate stone with bubbles-Name?
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enlarge 99KB, 619x640 450 brass, template, copper, tissue. Template needs to be reversed. The color printed logo, after it gets cut out, needs to face the brass, then the template, then the copper, then the tissue, taped together and then rolled.
enlarge 82KB, 522x640 451 After turning copper over you can see the logo is facing the right direction.
enlarge 69KB, 392x640 452 This is before sanding and buffing. I'm using this as a test, but also as one of the wind chime clappers for Shane's windchimes.
enlarge 93KB, 640x612 453 4" Fold Formed Cuff
for Daniel Day-Hamden, CT
enlarge 83KB, 541x640 454 After final buffing front
enlarge 83KB, 640x588 455 After final buffing
enlarge 82KB, 640x600 456 before buffing top
enlarge 81KB, 640x605 457 before buffing back
enlarge 75KB, 640x533 458 before buffing front
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enlarge 94KB, 640x565 461 Front after pickling
enlarge 124KB, 640x580 462 Back inside after pickling
enlarge 92KB, 563x640 463 Front after pickling
enlarge 71KB, 640x454 464 Tools used for Dan Day's Cuff
enlarge 76KB, 640x499 465 Final form before pickle pot sanding filing and buffing.
enlarge 86KB, 640x558 466 front of final form
enlarge 75KB, 720x432 467 graduations of forming cuff
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enlarge 95KB, 640x611 470 first form-this has been annealed 12 times because metal hardens and is unable to be worked without it.
enlarge 98KB, 640x624 471 Front of first forming
enlarge 85KB, 640x553 472 inside of first form
enlarge 66KB, 720x412 473 annealing initial form which had to be changed
enlarge 76KB, 720x398 474 first forming, had to be changed
enlarge 56KB, 720x345 475 annealing after rolling
enlarge 72KB, 460x640 476 rolling to reduce the gauge of metal
enlarge 102KB, 504x640 477 after annealing first time
enlarge 91KB, 640x554 478 first annealing
enlarge 75KB, 640x511 479 Ready for first annealing
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enlarge 71KB, 640x458 484 The 14gauge pipe is 3" wide. I was thinking of this the other day, but it's HUGE. The copper piece behind is 4", the small copper piece is 2" and the brass cuff is 1 1/4".
enlarge 67KB, 640x480 485 New bench I made out of wood (Pine, walnut and cherry) that I have been keeping for various projects.