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« on: September 09, 2007 01:38:48 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2007 01:44:52 PM »

I LOOOOOOOVEE!!!! I have a white Christams tree, and the whole industrial ornament look would totally work!!!!! Kudos!!! Sorry for the sore filanges though.....
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2007 02:01:13 PM »

That's pretty ingenious! That sucks that it hurts your hands to make though  Cry
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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2007 06:44:16 PM »

I love it! These would like so cool with the flashing stars that someone else posted.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2007 12:31:52 PM »

I wonder if this would work with aluminum cans as well?  They might end up too short though...
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2007 12:50:41 PM »

Actually, it does but, they're not quite as easy to work with.  Because of the coatings on the aluminum and the thin-ness of it, it's harder to get it to curl.  Once you get it to curl, it looks kinda neat though.  I think it looks better with the print on the inside.  You can actually just use scissors on these and you get a long rectangle when you cut the top and bottom off so, they can either be really long or kind of short.
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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2007 08:35:49 AM »

You'd have to sand the edges because they'd be sharp.. but you could also go to just about any metal machinists shop (or anyone that uses a metal lathe often) and ask them if you can have some of the scraps that curl off as they use the lathe. Explain what you're using them for so they don't think you're just after metal for selling to a scrap yard  Wink

But depending on what they make there can be some beautiful turnings left over. The width and length depends on what was made of course.

Here's an example of some small copper ones that were left over from a recent project -


We have 3 friends locally who have full machine shops so I'm always picking through their garbage or scrap bins (with permission of course). I remember looking at the aluminum ones last time thinking they would be perfect for something.. but I couldn't recall what. When I saw your post I realized!  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2007 10:13:33 AM »

These are great!  Question:  how to you attach an ornament hanger to these?
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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2007 11:19:26 AM »

you just take a small-ish nail and punch a hole in the top corner.
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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2007 04:21:27 PM »

hey I was just passing by and I thought... couldn't you embed those off-cut pieces in resin somehow? depending on your mould, those would make fab icicles.





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