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Hammered Copper- Still Life

Postby johnwalkeasy » Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:39 pm

Will be useing 16oz. copper sheet. ( about the thickness of a dime) Will be the image of a vase of flowers. The size of work will be 12" wide By 36" tall. It will be mounted in a steel frame. 1&1/2" wide. 1/8" thick.
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:20 am

Will use a propane tourch to anneal copper. Soften metal.
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:22 am

After heating copper it takes on differnt colors.
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:31 am

Will use small ball pen hammer and a few small chisels. And flating tool. Also a rubber mat. Will also draw a picture with a black marking pin. The image will appear on the other side of copper when work is done.
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Postby kcortese » Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:37 pm

WOW John!

Thank you so much for showing the stages of your work.

I find it very interesting and can see how much skill and work is involved. It looks very complicated.

I'm looking forward to the next stage.

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Postby BYart » Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:44 pm

Hi John!
Thanks for taking the time to post your work's stages in WIP!
I love copper! I look forward to seeing how your accomplish your fantastic artwork in this difficult medium!
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:54 pm

Well, if it was a hard thing to do. One would not find me doing it. I might be the lazyest man in the world. Might be.
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:55 pm

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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:55 pm

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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:56 pm

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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:03 pm

I will be useing some steel with ramdom rounds and squares and other shaps cut into to them. Wood froms would work just as well. Most of these are just srap pieces of round and square tubing. Also one could use some toy froms found at toy stores. Or just things found aroud the house. soap, wax, play sand. Anything at all. Don,t really have to by anything.
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:04 pm

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Postby johnwalkeasy » Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:28 pm

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Postby johnwalkeasy » Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:29 pm

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Postby johnwalkeasy » Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:30 pm

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Postby johnwalkeasy » Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:31 pm

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Postby johnwalkeasy » Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:32 pm

Bob saids Hi.
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Postby BYart » Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:24 am

johnwalkeasy wrote:Bob saids Hi.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
What a errrr...."unique" :D studio companion you have there John!!!
Not sure I could work with him(?) looking over my shoulder :lol: :lol: .

Your work is coming along so very nicely! It is already a beautiful piece!
I love the detail you are accomplishing, looks like alot of fun to do.
Hitting with a hammer, now that's what I need. :wink:
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Postby kcortese » Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:52 am

Outstanding work John! Can't wait to see it completed.

Bob is cool!!!!

Thanks for sharing.

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Postby johnwalkeasy » Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:42 pm

Now, with a small carbon ark rod. Will with the welder set on low. Go back and forth over the background of the work. This darkens the copper. And as a consequence some small
un though holes will happen. This ofcourse becomes a part of the work. Will also
un along the edge. So the whole piece will have character.
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