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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #450 on: February 03, 2019, 03:57:36 PM »
This is a 900mm tall maquette of a sculpture I intend to execute in metal. It started out as a torus that was then deformed and cut into slices to get this final shape.





Wow! That's really neat! I should be checking this thread more often.

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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #451 on: February 10, 2019, 01:48:39 PM »
I really love Chris' work. This was amazing.
 

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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #452 on: February 10, 2019, 03:34:04 PM »
I really love Chris' work. This was amazing.

That is very satisfying to watch. This guy's skill is marvellous.

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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #453 on: February 11, 2019, 02:55:02 AM »
I like the fact that he figures out a simple way to do something with rudimentary tooling. If you gave a fabricator that drawing today they'd likely claim you need a cnc to cut it accurately. I mean, Jesus, the man makes his own steel to prove that it could be done!
 

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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #454 on: February 11, 2019, 03:16:20 AM »
I like the fact that he figures out a simple way to do something with rudimentary tooling. If you gave a fabricator that drawing today they'd likely claim you need a cnc to cut it accurately. I mean, Jesus, the man makes his own steel to prove that it could be done!

There are two things I've always wanted to try: blacksmithing and lathe-working. I love watching skilled people fabricate metal objects. Have you had any experience in those crafts?

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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #455 on: February 11, 2019, 04:06:34 AM »
Blacksmithing, yes though I'm not very good. It's much, much more difficult than a skilled hammer swinger makes it look. I have used a lathe before and would like very much to have one. Space and power constrain what I could reasonably purchase at the moment though. I wouldn't have much use for a hobby lathe, and even a "small" tool room lathe is a big, thirsty machine. I feel like it would get a lot of use though.
 

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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #456 on: February 11, 2019, 04:31:31 AM »
Here's a truly grear modern blacksmith named Glenn Moon from Australia. He's an industrial smith and makes large tooling for heavy industry. Typically he uses a 1000 ton forge press but he can make difficult tasks look easy with a hammer.


He told me that doing this is easy. His exact words were, "ANYBODY CAN DO IT!!!" But, an hour into the excercise, I gave up. He can work magic, it seems. 
 

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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #457 on: February 11, 2019, 04:27:13 PM »
That Scorper and Trammel video was really neat! I have both wood- and (a tiny) metal- turning lathes. Haven't made anything with them lately, as I've been fixing things around the property and learning wood carving since I retired. I want to make some chisels for a wood carving project, but haven't gotten to it. That's nothing to do with the lathes, though.