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Narco Martenot
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:16 am    Post subject: Copper heart-shaped box Reply with quote

This is a copper heart-shaped box that I made for my girlfriend.

I made it out of 16 oz roofing copper, and applied a patina to the entire box, in which the lid turned out very strangely; which I love.

An art deco pearl ring from 1925 was intended to go inside of it, but I ended up losing it by a penny on eBay, and I could not find a suitable replacement, so I just decided to give her the box as is.







There are a few more photos here.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nifty! Love that colour.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice, I like the somewhat unpredictable nature of patina. Have you done a lot of work with copper is it a more recent thing?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've done a fair share of work with copper, especially this year; almost every project I have done involved copper in some way.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the patina is called verdigris (for those not in the know) which is a lovely word, don't you think?

it used to form the basis for green pigments in oil paintings in them olden days.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I keep some of it in a powder form around.

I usually let a piece of copper sit around with a solution on it to form a thick, powdery patina, and then sand it off, and keep the powder to sprinkle on things.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice. How did you put it together? Brazing?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How cool is that? Working with metal seems awesome.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's beautiful. Smile i love the patina on it.

i would like to see another one, but a little more raw looking.

well done. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A+ work.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's absolutely lovely. The patina really gives it character.
Very charming.
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