Delayed Action

Things have been quieter than usual in the workshop of late since I finished ‘Silk’.The  ‘Arts Open’ event interrupted my normal routine, although it was gratifying to have so many appreciative visitors. In addition I have been busy getting over a heart attack I had while competing in a mountain bike race in February. I had a stent put in  and soon recovered although I tired easily. I have recently had another two put in and have been told that I should soon get back to normal.

There have been some stirrings in the shed, albeit somewhat delayed. This series of photographs show the development taking place around a copper egg shape

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Square brass 1/2″ bar has been bent around the copper ‘egg’, which has in turn been shaped around the steel mould or dolly.

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Here the square bar has been refined and other shapes screwed on. Hinge parts are brazed on to the back “ribs’.

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Now the ‘ribs ‘ themselves become a mould as a sheet of copper is heated and hammered around them.

Hopefully there will be a bit more noise from the shed as my insides recover.

 

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