macbruce Posted May 30, 2011 Share Posted May 30, 2011 One of my offbeat techniques; The needle scaler is generally not thought of as a tool that can be utilized as a creative instrument. I think it can also be looked at as a cluster of 19 tiny ball peens wailing at 4,600 BPM........... I once got a project to make a support for a BIG, 250lb 33'' x 44''antique cast iron fireback that would hold it upright and prevent it from falling forward. I thought it was cool and started brainstorming a way to copy the image.......Hmmm, sheet copper clamped over the thing and the needle scaler??? What the hay.......started out with the process by roughing it in with a rubber mallet then soon discovered the needles were too sharp......Remove, radius the sharp away then polish, more better. After about an hour of needling, clamping, re-clamping, and annealing I pretty much got it.......I hung it on the wall B) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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