fantastic! where is it welded?! and i love the fact that you smoothed out the inside, which way did you go about that? just grinding it out? came out great. youre such an influence and im always a fan. thanks for sharing sir!
The weld is at 2 o'clock.You can just barely make out a tiny little dot. The inside is first ground out with a carborundum die grinder bit ,sanded, then polished with scotchbrite. Part of the beauty is if you back off a bit on polishing,to let the carburizing effect(darkened areas) from forging speak.The contrast of the dark and light is what gives the piece it's character.
Thank you very much... I wouldn't say it's so much of a direct Art Nouveau influence, but more that I'm a compulsive spiralist . Since you mention it though I should probably dig into some Art Nouveau for further influence
I learned from my father who was a master sculptor working in metal and wood.He taught me to silver solder when I was 8 and then stick weld (arc weld) soon after.I started working in silver making jewelry when I was about 11 years old but changed to stainless steel when I was about 15 ,for it's toughness and durability...