"Metal is a plastic Medium"

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

City Hall Artspace Holidays Bazaar


Get your holiday shopping deals at City Hall Artspace Lofts Holiday Bazaar every Saturday starting November 26, December 3, December 10, December 17, 2016 from 1pm - 7pm. Enjoy a special iron pour and mold workshop on December 17th with extended hours 1pm - 10pm by Carl Goines. Live music and dance entertainment is provided by Dj Kalette Shari, John Bennett, Jair Alexander, Tim Smith with contributions by Marlo Deshaun Broughton. Shop with thee Arts. Dearborn made in Michigan. #shoplocal.#holiday,#holidays,#art,#gifts,#handmade,#crafts,#christmas
13615 Michigab Ave, Dearborn,Michigan see facebook event above for directions.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013

Steel Tea Cup with Steel Tea Bag

The tea cup was formed using the Masonite die forming process
and was brazed together.

The copper saucer was formed using a hydraulic a press and a peice of hard wood.

The tea bag was made by folding and brazing steel.
The tea bag label is etched stainless steel.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Can Two halves make a whole?

Every time I put together the two halves of sheet metal that were formed from side number one and side number two of a Masonite die, I always relish the thought of cutting off the flange from the sheet metal completely. I usually leave a small flange on each piece.  If they were cut off completely the difference could be seen if the edges didn’t meet up with each other.
I have been told that the space in between the inside edges of the two formed halves could be filled with half round wire and then the flange could be cut away.  The piece cant be completely closed though.
I have also been told that the two halves can be tig welded together.
I think I came up with another idea. The other day I brazed two halves together that were formed from each side of a die.
They were brazed from the inside.  I was able to do that because each half was half of a circle and there was an opening that allowed me to do so.
I filled the gap in between the edges of the two halves, with brazing rod. While I was brazing I kept thinking of the times when I was told that solder wouldn’t jump gaps. Hopefully I’ll prove those people wrong. It worked so far but I’ll find out for sure after I cut away the flange.