Brass

A yellowish alloy of copper and zinc, easy to work and polishes well

Chasing and Repoussé

Chasing and Repoussé

Earlier in the year, I mentioned that I had a new book and was experimenting with a new technique called repoussé. This had allowed me to create a primitive medal for the PSTOIC annual get together. Since then I’ve read

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Repoussé Medal

Repoussé Medal

I’ve started reading a book by Nancy Megan Corwin on a new metalworking technique, new for me that is, the technique is a few thousand years old. That technique is “Repoussé” which is forming shapes in sheet metal by pushing

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Spacers

Spacers

A simple but important part for the clock was the spaces that connect the two clock frames together. These were a simple machining job, brass rod was faced off and drilled with a 2.3mm drill. It was then parted off

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Making the Victorian Flea Chariot – Part 3

Making the Victorian Flea Chariot - Part 3

Brazing and Soldering Prior to silver soldering the components I did a practice exercise to make a small brass cube. I had intended to complete all 6 sides but due to time constraints over Christmas I only completed the three

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Making the Victorian Flea Chariot – Part 2

Making the Victorian Flea Chariot - Part 2

Machining the parts Both the axle and the wheels of the chariot needed to be machined. However due to a lack of appropriately sized material, I also ended up machining the hook at the front of the chariot. To turn

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