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Workshop and fixit stuff

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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #1020 on: January 08, 2022, 02:46:18 AM »
i could never do that

ive got coins from everywhere. precommunist china, victorian pennies, kenyan shillings, borneo, nazi germany, ancient rome, medieval england . . .

i would find it very hard to destroy any of those, even if the result was a thing of beauty.

its a weakness of mine, old stuff

I have thought of that. but the majority are from the late seventies and eighties. I will keep the older, rare ones intact.
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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #1021 on: January 08, 2022, 02:49:48 AM »
I have quite a big bag of old coins, mainly pre-Euro, from different countries. They are remnants from countless trips to various parts of the world for the last 51 years. I am reluctant to just throw them out, so would appreciate any non-rude suggestions of what I can do with them. One idea I have is to solder them into an undulating sheet that can be a precursor to a hammered sculpture. I could also use them as metallic accent elements in paintings. Any other suggestions?

Are they of sufficiently varied colours to do an artwork with?

Not really, they are just silver and brown-copper. They aren't very old.
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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #1022 on: January 08, 2022, 06:13:21 AM »
I have quite a big bag of old coins, mainly pre-Euro, from different countries. They are remnants from countless trips to various parts of the world for the last 51 years. I am reluctant to just throw them out, so would appreciate any non-rude suggestions of what I can do with them. One idea I have is to solder them into an undulating sheet that can be a precursor to a hammered sculpture. I could also use them as metallic accent elements in paintings. Any other suggestions?

A ceramic armature as a base, thin enough to be broken with some judicious use of a hammer and a pin punch/small cold chisel. Solder coins to each other over the surface to create a sort of filigree effect, breaking out the armature afterwards to leave just the coins. The problem is the ugly underside of the soldering will then become visible, but maybe paint the inside of the piece black to de-emphasise it.

Thinking about it though, probably would be rather tedious to carry out.  ;D
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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #1023 on: January 08, 2022, 09:18:18 AM »
I have quite a big bag of old coins, mainly pre-Euro, from different countries. They are remnants from countless trips to various parts of the world for the last 51 years. I am reluctant to just throw them out, so would appreciate any non-rude suggestions of what I can do with them. One idea I have is to solder them into an undulating sheet that can be a precursor to a hammered sculpture. I could also use them as metallic accent elements in paintings. Any other suggestions?

A ceramic armature as a base, thin enough to be broken with some judicious use of a hammer and a pin punch/small cold chisel. Solder coins to each other over the surface to create a sort of filigree effect, breaking out the armature afterwards to leave just the coins. The problem is the ugly underside of the soldering will then become visible, but maybe paint the inside of the piece black to de-emphasise it.

Thinking about it though, probably would be rather tedious to carry out.  ;D

Thanks for the suggestion! Tedious isn't a problem for me — I am very patient when I am doing this kind of work.
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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #1024 on: January 17, 2022, 06:35:11 AM »
This will work for ants, yellow jackets and other subterranean pests.  The idea is to create a novel sculpture, not necessarily to kill the ants.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGJ2jMZ-gaI