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Monday, January 3, 2011

Lard Lamp

lardlampthumb.JPGThis is a simple little oil lamp specially designed to burn fuels that are solid at room temperatures - such as leftover fats from cooking bacon, sausages, duck or other greasy foods.

It's made from pewter, using the lost wax casting method.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

More Drink Can Tinwork - Hexagonal Snowflake Box

tinwork3thumb.jpgTaking the basic techniques I used to make my original Drink Can Tinwork box, we can get a bit more clever and make boxes of different shapes - here's how to make a hexagonal one.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Drink Can Tinwork Printing


My page on making little decorative boxes out of recycled drink cans was enormously popular - but what else can we do using these techniques? - I've been experimenting with printing.

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

More Lost Wax Casting

lostwax3_6.JPGOn a previous page I made a small cast pewter horse - I'm going to have another go - to see if I can improve on a few of the shortcomings of the last time.

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Lost Wax Casting - Continued

lostwax2_2.JPGOn the previous page, I prepared my lost wax mould for casting pewter - so now it's casting time!

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Lost Wax Casting

lostwaxthumb.JPGI fancy having a go at metal casting - there are a number of different techniques I could try (and perhaps will, in due course), but I'm going to start by trying the lost wax method.

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Friday, October 17, 2008

Drink Can Tinwork

tinwork10.jpgSoft drink cans are easily recyclable as scrap metal, but I fancied trying something a little more direct - a simplified form of tinwork.

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