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American Metalcraft's Copper pipe


#1

Hello everyone,

I ordered a catalog last week, but anticipation is killing me. I am
looking for seamless copper pipe, or a copper cup (that I can cut
the bottom off) 5-8" diameter, min of 3" tall. I would prefer
something closer to 8", but beggars can’t be choosers. Straight
sided is preferred, but something in a bowl shape might be ok. If
anyone has a catalog and could see if they have anything that might
fit my specs, I would be really grateful! Thanks for your help,

Margaret


#2

Yep, it appears that they have something that you’ll like that have
lots of cups. The biggest straigh sided thing is a vase, no. V-6
and V-7.

V-6 is 6" dia, 7.5 " high  $30.00
V-7 is 5 7/8" dia, 5 1/2"  $25.50

Elaine Luther


#3
    I am looking for seamless  copper pipe, or a copper cup (that I
can cut the bottom off) 5-8" diameter, min of 3" tall.  I would
prefer something closer to 8", but beggars can't be choosers.
Straight sided is preferred, but something in a bowl shape might be
ok. 

Hi Margaret, You can get bowls from American Metalcraft that fit the
description of having sloped sides and similar dimensions, but
nothing that comes near the dimensions you wanted and goes straight
up and down. There is a fairly straight sided cup but it is only 3
3/8" diameter.

Maybe someone can talk about an alternative for you. I know I used
to use copper plumbing tubing to make enameled beads to sell in
college. Does anyone know if there is a copper plumbing supply that
might fit the bill?

Karen


#4

Hi Margaret,

You might check with a local plumbing contractor. They may have the
copper you’re looking for or know of a source.

Dave


#5

Enamelists use premade copper shapes including bowl forms. Are there
any stores close to you? Often a store that carries ceramic supplies
will also have supplies for enameling.

Marilyn Smith


#6

Hi, go to your hardware store, or Home Depot. Lots of copper pipe,
in long lenghths, that you can cut. Cindy Www.cynthiaeid.com


#7
  1. take a piece of copper sheet

  2. cut it to length 3.1415 x diameter

  3. form it over a round form, punchbowl, tupperware, etc

  4. solder the end together. overlap on inside w/additional seam
    buttress if needed

  5. viola. copper pipe

Mark Zirinsky, Denver
’private cutter buying rough and collections’