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Making metal flowers

A copper flower & a alloy one. Brass next

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Steviegtr03/01/2020 00:32:08
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20191206_200228.jpg20191206_190647.jpg20191206_174708.jpgMaking flowers from metal. I pulled out the old chimney back boiler & thick walled copper tubing. Rather than throw the tubing away I made use of it making this. Aslso one in alloy. Next is one in brass, the sheet has just arrived. Brass is harder to work so may take longer. The stems have yet to be made & the buds.

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I.M. OUTAHERE03/01/2020 02:35:42
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Nice work !

What did you use to put the pattern on the petals ?

Steviegtr03/01/2020 02:51:06
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Stangely all I did was buy a small hammer flat end type & sharpened it up a little on the grinder. Then gently pound the copper till it looks good. On the alloy one I used a cheap draper battery operated engraver & played around with it. These are my 1st attempts so hoping it will get better with practice. Regards Steve.

I.M. OUTAHERE03/01/2020 12:36:03
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Keep at it !

Harry Wilkes03/01/2020 15:14:07
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nice one

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Henry Brown03/01/2020 16:55:33
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Neat, well done! Looking forward to seeing them with stalks, thorns and leaves...

Phil P03/01/2020 16:59:46
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Nice job on the flowers. Have you seen this guys work

http://artfe.co.uk/sculptures-artfe-blacksmith-metal-art-sculpture-scotland/

He has been on telly a few times.

Phil

Henry Brown03/01/2020 17:05:29
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I used to work with a chap called Alf Norman, he used to make very detailed birds in his lunch break. 540x360.jpg

Steviegtr03/01/2020 17:20:32
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There are some very talented people. That looks stunning.

James Cook 316/12/2020 16:55:59
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wow, that's cool

Kenneth Richmond14/01/2021 10:22:10
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really cool works, I'm obsessed
lately I tried to do that exact thing, I used a color paint at first time from coles catalogue **LINK**, I expected smth better

br14/01/2021 10:30:02
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Posted by Steviegtr on 03/01/2020 00:32:08:

20191206_200228.jpg20191206_190647.jpg20191206_174708.jpgMaking flowers from metal. I pulled out the old chimney back boiler & thick walled copper tubing. Rather than throw the tubing away I made use of it making this. Aslso one in alloy. Next is one in brass, the sheet has just arrived. Brass is harder to work so may take longer. The stems have yet to be made & the buds.

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Oldiron14/01/2021 10:56:02
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Posted by br on 14/01/2021 10:30:02:
Posted by Steviegtr on 03/01/2020 00:32:08:

20191206_200228.jpg20191206_190647.jpg20191206_174708.jpgMaking flowers from metal. I pulled out the old chimney back boiler & thick walled copper tubing. Rather than throw the tubing away I made use of it making this. Aslso one in alloy. Next is one in brass, the sheet has just arrived. Brass is harder to work so may take longer. The stems have yet to be made & the buds.

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I have same problem. regards

roy entwistle14/01/2021 11:00:14
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And me.  I think you should put them in an album

cheers Roy

Edited By roy entwistle on 14/01/2021 11:01:35

Derek Lane14/01/2021 11:21:20
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I also can't see the images

Steviegtr15/01/2021 20:35:01
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Sorry guys. I accidentaly deleted some albums. I have put a new album up for anyone to see.

Steve.

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br15/01/2021 20:39:42
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Well worth looking at the album, chaps

Well done Steve

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Steviegtr19/01/2021 03:37:50
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I forgot to say that i had a youtube video of making these flowers. Here is the link for anyone who fancies having a go. Impress the wife or girlfriend.

Steve.

Making flowers from scrap metal.

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