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Forged Hollow Tubing Samples by ou8nrtist2 Forged Hollow Tubing Samples by ou8nrtist2
These are forged twist samples from 1" and 3/4" STAINLESS STEEL square tubing.The tubing wall is .065 nominal thickness so great care must be made not to heat the tubing too much(or it will crack and/or decompose).After the forging (with the oxy-acetylene torch)the tubes become naturally blackened. I polish ONLY THE HIGH POINTS which brings out the pattern even more.
One of the advantages of using square tubing over solid square bar is that the corners are already radiused.This gives an added tactile appeal and lends itself well to applications as a grip or handle of some kind.
The smaller of these two samples will become a grip for a dagger(I think)and the other is slated to be made into a narrow DOOR KNOCKER designed to fit on a 6"wide trim on the side of a door jamb.The client wants a door knocker but there's a glass fanlight in the middle of her front door so this particular SITE SPECIFIC door knocker will be mounted on the narrow jamb.
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biwaroses Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
The top one really reminds me of a piece of crumpled leather or canvas
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional
I had a new idea about trying to make letters with sections of the crumpled form,if I can control the deformations a bit more. The result may look like Art Nouveau Style.
We'll see if I can pull it off...
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kuzy62 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is amazing what you do with stainless steel....such a difficult medium and you make it look so easy!!! Bravo!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional
Thank you,
And this (lower)piece will be the focus of my work today.
Hopefully i can get this door knocker thingy shaped...
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional
this is so very cool
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional
Thanks Bear,
I'm in the process of forging the lower piece into a scroll which will be a narrow door knocker,mounted on the 6"side jamb of a front door.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional
That sounds cool
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T-Thomas Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010   General Artist
dark vs light is magical
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional
I agree.
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nativeart Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Very cool design you get with these.
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