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.|