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« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2006 03:49:20 PM »

Nice work, share more photos. d Cool

Here's one.  Smiley


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« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2006 04:01:26 PM »

Oh I love it! And I know my mom would too, and her b-days coming up...  Wink

What did you use to bend it? Pliers? And was it one of those cheapo-malleable forks, or real strong?
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« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2006 04:06:52 PM »

Oh I love it! And I know my mom would too, and her b-days coming up...  Wink

What did you use to bend it? Pliers? And was it one of those cheapo-malleable forks, or real strong?

I used pliers, a copper pipe & a hammer.  I'm sure it would be better to use a vice though.  I couldn't find ours.  Sad  Careful when you are bending - if you don't cover it with something (a washcloth or something) you will leave nicks in the metal that can be very sharp.  I used the dremel to remove those.

Unfortunately, it was a strong fork...straight from the kitchen drawer.  I created it on a whim for a swap partner.  Since I made it I've become a bit crazy over it and bought silverware exclusively for my bending habits.  Wink  Some antique silverware as well as "grocery store" silverware seems to be quite thin and easier to work with.
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« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2006 08:11:26 PM »

Thank you so much d & iamthe_disco!   Cheesy

LOL.... forkin' fabulous!  I am jealous that you had means to heat & bend.  I bet that a much easier process.  Sad  I'm a bit afraid to try introducing heat to the process.  Torch, oven, what?  What did you do?

Ohhh... glass beads to the tines before heating!  How would they adhere I wonder?  So many ideas!  I went to the antique mall and found some thinner pieces of silverware to work with.  Unfortunately, this one was quite thick!

Thanks again for the giggles & compliments.  I do have some more photos, I'll hunt them down.  Smiley

Well for me this is a winter craft. Since it is way too hot to put on the wood stove. But what I do is this: Get the fire to about a four inch flame height. Now, hubbby's stove has a door on the side as well as the grate on the front. So I can hold the fork in the side door and watch through the front.  Holding the fork with bbq tongs, I hold it in the flame, not above. this allows it to heat evenly.(learned that the hard way Huh) When the fork begins to bend on it's own, you will see it physically droop. With gloves on, I put the fork on the bench and start to shape. I bend the tines with plyers. Now, it does cool quite quickly and the plyers do leave marks so back into the fire. When it droops again I throw it on the bench and do a final shaping. No plyers unless you like that look. Btw: i use only silver forks, because it is so soft and goes more quicklt. 8)d
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« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2006 08:16:23 PM »

Wow, thank you so much for describing your process!  Back when I was little, my parents had just the type of stove I would need.  Hrm.

It sound so much easier than my process.  Sad  I suppose mine is a good forearm workout, though...hehe.

Where to build a fire...where to build a fire...
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« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2006 08:30:45 PM »

Have hubby outside right now heating a fork with a torch. Not to make anything pretty, just to see if a torch will provide the same pliability. I let you know how that turns out. 8)d
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« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2006 08:33:50 PM »

Have hubby outside right now heating a fork with a torch. Not to make anything pretty, just to see if a torch will provide the same pliability. I let you know how that turns out. 8)d

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« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2006 09:25:26 PM »

Ok, this is what I have learned about torches and forks. Torches can be more localised on a certain area of the fork. So you can bend a certain area and have the rest remain the same. If you want to keep the original 'silverware pattern' on the end, It doesn't become soft. Also for the tines, hubby was able to get 5 curls out of one tine by heating and curling at the same time. Yes 5! So we got creative, added a glass bead and heated away. Woo Hoo!Melting the bead while on the tine, getting the shape we wanted and plunging into cold water (his idea) It just 'froze' there. too cool. hubby says this winter he will be mad that I'm not sitting in the shop heating forks while he does his wood work. I will be sitting in the living room watching CSI and torching forks on the commercials. This is a great creative process! 8)d
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« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2006 09:33:26 PM »

i thought the clear thing at first was a big fork...
and you had a miniature metal fork.
i had to read comments to figure it out.
[i'm sleepy.]
but, i really like this. [amethyst is also my birthstone, but tha's not the only reason i lik eit.]
i love the idea witha prong. :]
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« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2006 10:12:31 PM »

d, I'll be torching tomorrow!!  Thank you for so many details!!  I am so excited... FIVE curls!   Shocked  I broke a few of my ends of from bending them so much!  And the glass beads..oh my goodness.

Thanks, klemmydia!
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