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« on: September 11, 2006 06:25:30 PM »


i made this little box out of copper.  i used a scribe to trace my design of the top and bottom onto a piece of sheet copper, then i cut out the shape twice with a jewelry saw.

after that, i cut out a strip of 2 inch copper and used a hammer to form it into the same shape as the top.  then i soldered the ends together and soldered the sides to the bottom.

for the next step, i soldered a few 2 cm tabs on the underside of the lid, so that the lid would stay in place.

the last step was the most fun:  i bent a small piece of copper to make the handle/body and soldered it to the top, then i soldered a couple of pieces of brass wire for the antennae.  i used a few different stamps and a hammer to print a design around the sides of the box.  finally, i used a sandblaster to create the little oval shapes on the lid, and polished the box up with a buffing machine.


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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2006 12:47:48 AM »

Jewely saw? You're a pro!
It looks gorgeous! I am envious.

the mermaids in the basement came out to look at me
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2006 09:25:43 PM »

it's just a dinky little handheld saw with a thin blade.  and it's not even mine; i borrowed it from my university.  Wink

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