Friday, September 26, 2014

Cutting brass

Project in progress
Cutting metal


Metal 18 gauge
Saw blades for metal smiths
A metal smith saw
Sand paper
Wax for saw blades

I'm not real sure what the end result of these  pieces will be, but my intentions for them to be on top of a small jewelry boxs. 

This is a saw cutter used for metal cutting.. I drilled small wholes on the metal and then feed the saw blade through whole.  Then tighten  to the top of saw.  Then start cutting the metal. 

But before that design  on paper first.  

These are designs on paper.  Then cut out the space you will saw out. 

Used transfer paper to place design on paper.  

Then start cutting design on metal.

Feed blade through drilled whole.  

Start cutting now keep blade in up and down position.  Don't push forward all blades will break.  Elbow 90 degrees and only move arm up and down.  If there is friction add wax on blade... 

Also when changing directions saw three times turn a little saw three times turn a little saw three times turn this will help you make turns without breaking your blades.  This will give you those 90 degree angles.   This process is also done for points like the tip of paisely.  

Keep doing same process.  

Cut the extra metal out.  

Start to sand. 

Sand on outside and inside cut spaces.  

Still not finished but it's a start.   Just in sanding you start to see the bringing of something beautiful.  

When working on metal it always looks horrible when it's in progress..  But when it's done it will be a beautiful piece that has longevity. 

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