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#1 Matt Weber

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 07:39 AM

Here is a video version of a demo I did a few years ago on cold forging shallow bowls, cups, light votive's, etc with a fly press.

Here is the original demo: http://www.metalarti...ead.php?tid=302




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Posted 24 May 2008 - 08:36 AM

Thank you for the video... I've never done any bowls or vessels. Must to try. Always something new . Your video was well executed! SteelyJan [Welcome]

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 10:45 AM

Thanks for the demo Matt.

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 01:30 PM

Nice Video Matt [Welcome] and timely too! My son and I just watched a video on forming copper bowls yesterday for our new project. We went out today and picked up an old baseball bat to make our own mallets and have just begun hollowing out a stump for the process. If he sees your video though he'll want to do it with a fly press! [Welcome]

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 05:10 PM

Matt, thank you for sharing the video.

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 07:44 AM

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 09:51 AM

Matt,
Nice little video. Just curious to help from having to do so much straightening, have you ever tried laying out rows (circle lines) to follow so it comes out more even?
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#8 Matt Weber

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 10:11 AM

Matt,
Nice little video. Just curious to help from having to do so much straightening, have you ever tried laying out rows (circle lines) to follow so it comes out more even?


I actually did that with this demo. If you look closely, you can see a white pencil line around the interior. Since the pressure will vary by the consistency of your pulls, it has to potential to be uneven. Some turn out fine, some need straightening. The slower you go, the less you will have to tweak later. I don't make many "bowls" (I have made some nice ones out of 1/4 brass though) I use this technique a lot with light fixtures.

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