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Dianna's Vase by ou8nrtist2 Dianna's Vase by ou8nrtist2
This is my latest internet commission, headed for Rochester,New York.The client saw a smaller disc vase I had posted and asked if I could make the same sort of thing but in a 10 inch diameter.

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I have used the trip hammer to texture the surface with a special ball bearing die I made.This is 8 gauge stainless steel so I used the 125 lb trip hammer in my friends blacksmith shop. This was done COLD (meaning no heat).The two discs warped up from so much hammering on just one side that they were convex THE WRONG WAY.I then used an 85 ton press (in another shop) with convex dies to bend the plates the other way,meaning convex but now with the texture on the outside. I cut the crescent off the top of each disc with the band saw and welded them together all the way round the outside.Then I filled the vase with water to check for leaks.The shaft on the base is 2"diameter tubing which I cut and ground to fit precisely the bottom profile of the disc vase.I welded inside the tube to attach it to the base so there would be a clean profile on the outside and little clean up. The base plate is similarly welded on it's underside to further eliminate any exterior cleanup.The rest is polishing with Scotchbrite pads, then a cotton wheel on a pedestal grinder.I show the client progress shots of the process and the final piece and wait for their blessing before sending it off...
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JOCAPS Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
I like very much this classic form
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Qess Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I wish I could be more articulate than just "THAT IS SO AWESOME!!!'...:D *speechless now*
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Professional
LOL
"Awesome" works for me...
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nativeart Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Very pretty.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Professional
Thank you Marsha.
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opiumtraum Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
I love this. Possibly of because of the ocean in the background, this seems almost Minoan. All that's required is a mural in the background of half-naked girls jumping bulls
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional
Ha !
Good call.
Here's another similar one though much larger I actually made to look like an unearthed Minoan artifact.
I spent 3 marvelous magical(unaccompanied)days scrambling all over the site of Knossos when I was a child (1966).
No fences,blocked passages,or restricted areas. My imagination was fired by the historical novels of Mary Renault and Mary Stewart,not to mention accounts of Daedalus engineering feats,and the competition by King Minos to find the right architect for the labyrinth...
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a2valentine Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
this is breathtaking in this background
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Professional
Thank you...
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CeltCraft Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional Artist
Love it.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional
Thank you Kerry.
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bruno999 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this and its hammered look. We laser cut some letters for a sign once. The customer brought the finished product up for me to see, after her artisan worked them over. The material was steel, whereby he hammered the shit out of each letter, by hand. He then put the torch to them and kept quenching them in oil to get an old world "bluing" effect. It was really cool and I have always loved the hammered look since. Being production oriented, I thought "Certainly there is some way to AUTOMATE this process, yet still retain the randomness that "by-hand" offers." It looks like you have already perfected my rough idea. Looks amazing.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Professional
Thank you Bruno.
Yes,the trip hammer is a beast,and a force to contend with i can tell you!
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princevlad39 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
i have a question. Are those dents made on one hit or did you have to strike it multiple times in each "crater" ?
I like this one very much. I always liked working with SS.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Professional
Each dent is one hit of the trip hammer,but I'm holding the disc with tongs as I do this because of the tremendous vibration and danger potential. I'm depressing the pedal on the hammer to hit the piece in rapid succession. It's an incredibly loud and dangerous method especially because the piece is cold (meaning no heat).When it's done hot the stainless is relatively soft and the vibration and impact from each blow is greatly reduced,but the dents would have been too deep...
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mburleigh8 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pretty nice.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Professional
Thanks Michael.
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mburleigh8 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Professional
Exquisite
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Professional
Thanks Bear.
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kuzy62 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very beautiful!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Professional
Thank you Kuzy.
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
So stylish...and Ilove the shape....it's just like a moon holding water!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Professional
Thank you Patricia.
I do so like that metaphor...
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
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