The studio is now up and running! In this post I will be talking about the first few projects to get turned out, what I am working on currently and some new pictures of the studio. Let’s start with the studio pic's and move on from there.
|Looking in through the door.
|Different angle (still through the door).
|The propane and oxygen tank strapped down and hooked up.
|I love these tools... Draw plates for different wire types and tubing as well as a small anvil collection.
|The soldering, casting and annealing area. Off to the right you can see the crock pot full of pickle.
|Bless this mess. (Where the magic happens... well not all the magic)
|Kiln on its stand, wire drawing bench, tool chest and tanks.
|So this is what happened to the first wire I made in the studio. An oldie but a goodie, I've been playing around with the "Egyptian spiral" and having a lot of fun.
|I'm not sure which side to consider the front and which side the back so here is the reveres.
Another addition to "Monetary Bondage" I call this one "One Troy Ounce"
|This is the best picture I have managed to get of this piece so far and it really isn't a very good picture at all but oh well. It's been really tough to get the color of the silver and the stone, and not have weird reflections going on.
|Here is an action shot of everything getting a last wipe down with alcohol so everything is nice and clean.
|Here I am using the vulcanizer, the first few tests didn't work out to good but I'm getting there.
|Low tech for the small pieces still works just fine and will work for the bills but I really want to figure out how to have it come out perfect every time which has not been easy so far.
|A little further along.