Archive for October, 2009
Casting results and metal candy canes
Here’s the polished up results of the aluminium R made during the other weekend’s casting session with the flowerpot furnace. I used files to remove any spru and large bumps then a couple of sizes of sanding drum on a
I was reminded earlier this week that my welding course is actually “welding for artists” so I thought I’d look up some other artists who make welded sculptures. Johan JonssonJeff OwensDerek ArnoldKendall B. Polster – The Weld Guy Raking ManDavid
Welding Week 2
For our second week of Artist Welding we got started with MIG welding and between the three of us managed to tack together a nautically inspired design seen at the front of the phonephoto below. We then moved on to
It’s been over a year since I last fired up the flowerpot furnace. A multitude of factors have got in the way from weather to needing to work on the gates to being too busy enjoying other things. I switched
Rusty old art?
Most shed based engineers spent a lot of effort avoiding getting their work and tools rusty. Artist Tom Deko has however, actively sought rust to give colour and life to his recycled metal sculptures. These can been seen until 17th
First lesson in welding, experiments with a spot welder. Got to learn what can and can’t be done with a spot welder. Like all welding the joints will hold better if the metal is clean from rust or corrosion.
What no Metrix Hex!
I was thinking of making the pin components for the knurling tool out of 8mm A/F hexagon bar so the heads could be used with a spanner for tightening. The pins provide the pivots for the arms and also the