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1-15-2012 Learned This Week

woven metal

Vasarely Style Copper Weaving
22″ x 28″

  1. Black painted aluminum boards for small metalweavings
    • Cutting 1/8″  aluminum on the table saw – first sharpen the tops of the cutters on the 60 tooth blade – easy to do with a small 120 grit sanding disc (2″ roloc) on an air-powered die grinder – put wax on the edge against the fence – go slow, wear a face guard and gloves – cuts like butter.

Water Jet Cutting

water jet cutting

Water Jet Cut Squares

Introduction

see update below October 2011

I used to only use thin copper laminated to 1/2″ plywood for my wall sculptures because I knew I could cut it myself with a scroll saw. At the time, my concept of an artist required me to do everything myself, which precluded my having someone else do my cutting for me. This was when I was just starting with my wall sculpture puzzle designs in 2000. I cut all my copper-wood laminates by hand with a scroll saw and as thin a blade as possible.