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Started by Dave, July 10, 2017, 07:26:50 PM

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hermes2015

Quote from: billy rubin on January 08, 2022, 01:10:22 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.
"Who is to say that pleasure is useless?"
― Charles Eames

hermes2015

Quote from: Tank on January 07, 2022, 06:11:19 PM
Quote from: hermes2015 on January 07, 2022, 04:44:27 PM
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.
"Who is to say that pleasure is useless?"
― Charles Eames

Recusant

Quote from: hermes2015 on January 07, 2022, 04:44:27 PM
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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— H. L. Mencken


hermes2015

Quote from: Recusant on January 08, 2022, 06:13:21 AM
Quote from: hermes2015 on January 07, 2022, 04:44:27 PM
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.
"Who is to say that pleasure is useless?"
― Charles Eames

Icarus

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

Tank

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billy rubin



more people have been to berlin than i have

hackenslash

There is no more formidable or insuperable barrier to knowledge than the certainty you already possess it.

billy rubin

i remember standing next to a steam locomotove and tender at a steam exhibit in sacramento.

the machine was immense, and weighed over a million pounds.

words do not do it justice.


more people have been to berlin than i have