Friday, January 18, 2013

Etching, Sanding, Cutting, Stamping

I finally hooked up my flexshaft so I had to do some metalworking.  It was the perfect date activity, believe it or not.  I convinced the guy I went out with that we'd work with tons of metal and tools and he totally bought into it!  I had him cutting copper pipe into little bits while I went to town sanding, filing, shaping, and hammering. 
We played around for a few hours with these little rings.  I showed off all my different texture hammers and then I showed him how I would anneal a little piece to keep shaping it.  Boys like fire, so that went over well.
We also played chemist in the kitchen with some PCB etchant.  I did some stamping and the finished pieces came out really cool!  I haven't finished them up yet, though, so no final reveals to show off.
While cleaning off my stamps I ended up with this little paper towel that kinda summed up the fun we had....

3 comments:

  1. What an awesome post Miss Jen! I am happy to see you working and creating and also dating! ;-) Enjoy the day. Erin

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  2. Awesome-looking forward to seeing more! Oh, how I wish that line worked on my husband but unless the sentence has computer or computer game in it, he won't bite. ;) But he does cook me dinner!

    Glad you had such a fun evening!

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  3. wow - what fun!and if your date had fun working with metal too he deserves bonus points!

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